Patch for Introduction chapter of the handbook

Matteo Riondato matteo at
Fri Apr 7 10:45:02 UTC 2006

Hi folks,
Attached you can find a relative small patch that corrects some
mistakes in the introduction chapter of the handbook: a) we no longer
have a Perl distribution in the base system b) We now have a RELENG_6
branch so update FreeBSD History as needed.

Patch follows and can be find at
--- /usr/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/introduction/chapter.sgml	Thu Feb 16 23:32:56 2006
+++ chapter.sgml	Fri Apr  7 12:38:12 2006
@@ -196,8 +196,8 @@
 	  <para>A full complement of <emphasis>C</emphasis>,
-	    <emphasis>C++</emphasis>, <emphasis>Fortran</emphasis>, and
-	    <emphasis>Perl</emphasis> development tools.
+	    <emphasis>C++</emphasis>, <emphasis>Fortran</emphasis>
+	    development tools.
 	    Many additional languages for advanced research
 	    and development are also available in the ports and packages
@@ -602,8 +602,7 @@
       <para>There was another branch on March 13, 2000, which saw the
 	emergence of the 4.X-STABLE branch.  There have been several releases
 	from it so far: 4.0-RELEASE was introduced in March 2000, and
-	the last &rel2.current;-RELEASE came out in
-	&;.</para>
+	the last 4.11-RELEASE came out in January 2005.</para>
       <para>The long-awaited 5.0-RELEASE was announced on January 19,
       2003.  The culmination of nearly three years of work, this
@@ -615,11 +614,16 @@
       <para>RELENG_5 branch created in August 2004, followed by 5.3-RELEASE,
 	that marks beginning of the 5-STABLE branch releases.  The most
-	recent &rel.current;-RELEASE came out in &;.
+	recent &rel2.current;-RELEASE came out in &;.
 	There will be additional releases from the RELENG_5 branch.</para>
+      <para>Tree was branched in July 2006, for RELENG_6. 6.0-RELEASE, the 
+	first release of the 6.x branch was released in November 2006. The
+	most recent &rel.current;-RELEASE came out in &;.
+	There will be additional releases from the RELENG_6 branch.</para>
       <para>For now, long-term development projects continue to take place in the
-	6.X-CURRENT (trunk) branch, and SNAPshot releases of 6.X on
+	7.X-CURRENT (trunk) branch, and SNAPshot releases of 7.X on
 	CDROM (and, of course, on the net) are continually made available
 	from <ulink url="">
 	the snapshot server</ulink> as work progresses.</para>

Best regards
Matteo Riondato
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