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Homebrew and OSX Package Management

Adam and Wynn caught up with Max Howell, creator of Homebrew to talk about package managment on OSX, beer, and scrobbling.

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  • Max Howell – Twitter, GitHub
  • Adam Stacoviak – Mastodon, Twitter, GitHub, LinkedIn, Website
  • Wynn Netherland – Twitter, GitHub

Show Notes:

  • Homebrew The awesome OSX package manager from Max Howell
  • - The world’s largest online music catalogue, powered by your scrobbles. Max’s former employer.
  • Tweet Deck Desktop and mobile Twitter client
  • ImageMagick - fabulous software suite to create, edit, and compose bitmap images which can be a pain to install on OSX.
  • Amarok - is a free software music player for Linux and other varieties of Unix
  • GitHub - where all the cool people put code
  • Homebrew terms in the Homebrew Cookbook
  • No sudo for you and the dangers therein
  • MacPorts - an open-source community initiative to design an easy-to-use system for compiling, installing, and upgrading either command-line, X11 or Aqua based open-source software on the Mac OS X operating system
  • Gentoo - highly optimized Linux distro
  • Most forked projects on GitHub
  • Max prefers British ales
  • pengwynn is looking to get his hands on the Tatical Nuclear Penguin from Brewdog
  • The Silicon roundabout gets its name due to the prominence of British web based companies
  • Max created the Scrobbler, proving open source can land you a job
  • Transmission is beautiful on the Mac
  • Glasses, This is the next generation of VLC for Mac also called Lunettes.
  • brew install sl, then sl — enjoy the ride!

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