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Google Code-in 2011 FreeBSD

Update a section of the FreeBSD documentation on CVSup to match current reality

completed by: issyl0

mentors: Gavin Atkinson

Description of Task

A page of the FreeBSD documentation, , 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 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.