Update a section of the FreeBSD documentation on CVSup to match current reality FreeBSD
Status: Closed Time to complete: 120 hrs Mentors: Gavin Atkinson Tags: cvsup, documentation, sgml, FreeBSD

Description of Task

A page of the FreeBSD documentation, http://www.freebsd.org/doc/handbook/cvsup.html , was written several years ago and hasn't really been updated since. Whilst most of the details are still technically correct, one major change is that the "csup" application only mentioned in passing is now available in all supported versions of FreeBSD, and is now the recommended way of obtaining the source code. This page needs reworking so that "csup" is the preferred application to use throughout, with mention of CVSup moved to a "note" section, rather than the other way around.

The page will also benefit from being read over by somebody less familiar with the subject area, and any parts which are unclear should be reworked or reworded in order to make the page easier for first-time readers to use.

Task Requirements

Students are encouraged to use a FreeBSD system like our VirtualBox image to test the procedure, but can also use the information available online.

Please read http://wiki.FreeBSD.org/GoogleCodeIn/GettingStarted before accepting this task, as it contains further details on what this task consists of, as well as providing useful information on how to obtain the page source and how to proceed with the task.

Uploaded Work
File name/URL File size Date submitted
handbook-csup2.diff 21.6 KB January 03 2012 20:14 UTC
issyl0 on December 31 2011 12:47 UTC Task Claimed

I would like to work on this task.

Gavin Atkinson on December 31 2011 19:39 UTC Task Assigned

This task has been assigned to issyl0. You have 120 hours to complete this task, good luck!

issyl0 on January 3 2012 20:14 UTC Ready for review

The work on this task is ready to be reviewed.

Gavin Atkinson on January 3 2012 22:13 UTC Great work!


This is excellent work!  You've certainly taken on all of the advice offered from your earlier tasks (and indeed from the pre-upload review given of this work) and it shows - this is ready to be committed as-is, without any changes :-)

Thanks very much for your great work!


Gavin Atkinson on January 3 2012 22:13 UTC Task Closed

Congratulations, this task has been completed successfully.

issyl0 on January 3 2012 22:25 UTC Thanks.

Thanks for the positive comment here too!  I'm glad it's ready to be committed as-is!  I managed to not mess up the diff in any way this time!  I've learned a lot from doing all the tasks, and have really enjoyed it.  I'm sure I'll continue to enjoy it, too!  :-)