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Google Code-in 2011 FreeBSD

Add a description about the source TinderBox to the FreeBSD developers handbook based on content from a wiki page

completed by: issyl0

mentors: Dag-Erling Smørgrav, Glen Barber

Description of task

The source tinderbox is a set of scripts that automates the checkout of the latest sources from the FreeBSD repository, the compilation of the sources, creating build logs and monitoring individual tinderbox instances. In order to expose more developers to tinderbox' functionality, it needs to be documented in the FreeBSD developers handbook. A wiki page has details on tinderbox and is available here:

To complete the task, the information from that wiki page need to be put into the developers handbook along with examples and/or descriptive text that shows what tinderbox is capable of. The new content needs to conform to our documentation code style guidelines as outlined in the Documentation Project Primer for New Committers (see below).

Task requires: 

A FreeBSD system (in a VirtualBox Virtual Machine) installed on your computer. 
Knowledge of the documentation guidelines for the FreeBSD project:
Check out a copy of the documentation tree from the documentation repository to get the source code for the chapter