Prepare screencast from new FreeBSD 9.0 installer for YouTube portal FreeBSD
Status: Closed Time to complete: 96 hrs Mentors: Wojciech A. Koszek, Jakub Klama Tags: documentation,youtube, installer, screencast, video, FreeBSD

Description of a task

FreeBSD 9.0 gained new installer called bsdinstaller. New users aren't familiar with its functionality. The goal of this task is to document FreeBSD 9.0 installer in an easily accessible way: screencast. Screencast will show new users, from the first person perspective, what you click and what you type to have FreeBSD installed. Video will get published on YouTube.

Task requires:

Have a program called VirtualBox installed on your computer. 
Have FreeBSD 9.0 ISOs downloaded on your computer (mentor will point to the valid URL link to the ISO)
Video capture software (participant will choose the video capture software for this task)
Virtual Machine created in VirtualBox 

Once Virtual Machine is created, participant will record a sessions of successful installations of the FreeBSD - one for i386 (old computers) and one for amd64 (new computers).

Once finished, participant will compare two installations and make notes on what's common and what's different between amd64 and i386. Participant will verify with the mentor whether the installation was indeed correct and whether other screencast sessions are worth recording for more coverage (e.g.: we may want to show sample configurations).

Final step will be to upload screencast(s) to the portal.

In case of differences between i386 and amd64, more than one videos are permitted. If i386 and amd64 happen to be installed in the same way (100% key presses necessary to get FreeBSD installed match), one uploaded video is expected.

Word to participant:
You must comment the video throught YouTube 'ballons' (tool-tips). Comments must be done in English. You're encouraged to provide step-by-step audio documentary too. (It is less work, and lets other people get more insight into what you do. Simply speaking: it's faster to provide better audio description than a written description.) Audio commentary may be done in your native language. If you don't include audio commentary, you don't loose point and you won't be graded lower. In other words: you must always provide English textual description with an eventual audio presentation of what you do.

Uploaded Work
File name/URL File size Date submitted
FreeBSD 9.0-installation tutorial.mp4 22.1 MB November 25 2011 16:38 UTC
Rushil Paul on November 21 2011 10:39 UTC Task Claimed

I would like to work on this task.

Rushil Paul on November 21 2011 11:08 UTC Claim Removed

The claim on this task has been removed, someone else can claim it now.

Rushil Paul on November 21 2011 11:10 UTC Task Claimed

I would like to work on this task.

Wojciech A. Koszek on November 21 2011 11:11 UTC Task Assigned

This task has been assigned to Rushil Paul. You have 96 hours to complete this task, good luck!

Wojciech A. Koszek on November 21 2011 11:13 UTC Requested by a mentor

Claim Removed was on my private request to Rushil. It was used to extend the
completion deadline.

Wojciech A. Koszek on November 25 2011 10:07 UTC Deadline extended

The deadline of the task has been extended with 3 days and 0 hours.

Rushil Paul on November 25 2011 16:39 UTC Ready for review

The work on this task is ready to be reviewed.

Wojciech A. Koszek on November 25 2011 16:40 UTC Task Closed

Congratulations, this task has been completed successfully.