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Add Qemu as a host option to the FreeBSD handbook chapter on virtualization based on content from a wiki page FreeBSD
Status: Closed Time to complete: 120 hrs Mentors: Gavin Atkinson Tags: virtualisation, DocBook, documentation, SGML, virtualization, FreeBSD, qemu

Description of task

QEmu is a popular CPU emulator.


It is available in the FreeBSD ports collection under emulators/qemu. It can be used as a virtualization platform to emulate other processors/systems running on FreeBSD as a host. The FreeBSD handbook already has a chapter on virtualization, however, QEmu is not covered there yet. The purpose of this task is to create a section within this chapter describing QEmu and how it can be set up as a host on FreeBSD. The following wiki page can be used as a source of information: http://wiki.freebsd.org/qemu Although care must be taken as some information is likely outdated and needs to be tested on recent versions of FreeBSD. The added information in the handbook page needs to conform to FreeBSD's documentation formatting and style guidelines described in the FreeBSD documentation primer: http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/fdp-primer/ 

Task requires:

A FreeBSD system (in a VirtualBox Virtual Machine) installed on your computer. 
Knowledge of the documentation guidelines for the FreeBSD project: http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/fdp-primer/ 
Check out a copy of the documentation tree from the documentation repository to get the source code for the chapter
Knowledge about QEmu would be helpful, but is not required to work on this task.

Uploaded Work
File name/URL File size Date submitted
mychanges.diff 3.8 KB January 02 2012 23:17 UTC
Reid Anderson on January 2 2012 22:11 UTC Task Claimed

I would like to work on this task.

Wojciech A. Koszek on January 2 2012 22:28 UTC Task Assigned

This task has been assigned to Reid Anderson. You have 120 hours to complete this task, good luck!

Reid Anderson on January 2 2012 23:17 UTC Ready for review

The work on this task is ready to be reviewed.

Gavin Atkinson on January 3 2012 21:48 UTC Looking good


Your work looks pretty good.  There are two small issues:

- Lines should be wrapped around column 76 (some of your lines are much longer than that), and

- Some indentation is wrong. Follow-on lines should be indented two spaces more than the line before it folllows.

However, those are minor issues, which I can easily fix up myself before committing.  As a result, I'm happy to mark this task as being complete.

Thanks for your great work!


Gavin Atkinson on January 3 2012 21:48 UTC Task Closed

Congratulations, this task has been completed successfully.

Gavin Atkinson on January 3 2012 21:49 UTC Note

Quick note for when I commit this: this is a patch against doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/virtualization/chapter.sgml