I promised I’d announce the title of my next No Starch Press book in my BSDCan talk. That happened. The rest of you had to wait until now to hear that I’m rewriting Absolute OpenBSD. The technical reviewer is Peter Hansteen, author of The Book of PF.
Most of the book does not exist yet. Best guess for a release date is some time in 2012.
Why did a second edition take so long?
I will only write books about tools I use in production, out in the real world. (Desktop use does not count.) In my previous job, senior network engineer at a global automotive supplier, I had no opportunity to use OpenBSD. That meant I couldn’t offer advice about using OpenBSD, or discuss how it fit into my infrastructure. I could have written the book, but it would have sucked.
I’m also working on a second nonfiction project, but I’ll announce that separately.