docs/77535: [PATCH] s/CD-ROM/CDROM/g in ports chapter of the handbook

Marc Fonvieille blackend at
Tue Feb 15 11:00:49 UTC 2005

The following reply was made to PR docs/77535; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: Marc Fonvieille <blackend at>
To: David Adam <zanchey at>,
	"Jesus R. Camou" <jcamou at>, freebsd-doc at,
	FreeBSD-gnats-submit at
Subject: Re: docs/77535: [PATCH] s/CD-ROM/CDROM/g in ports chapter of the handbook
Date: Tue, 15 Feb 2005 11:53:07 +0100

 On Tue, Feb 15, 2005 at 08:24:32AM +0100, Marc Fonvieille wrote:
 > Well, this is a "sensitive" problem that has been massively discussed on
 > -doc in past; for historic reason CDROM has been used in FreeBSD docs
 > (see Walnuts Creek CDs set...).
 > For consistency, it will be a huge work to change every
 > instance of the word in the doc/ tree, and I'm not sure it'll worth the
 > pain, the time, the bits used, etc.
 I was not clear enough; CD-ROM seems to be the more widely used
 spelling, most of new additions use CD-ROM, "legacy" docs use CDROM.
 Since CD-ROM may be seen as the right solution, let's keep the old
 spelling for the moment and just use CD-ROM in every new additions.

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