Call for Documentation Contributors

Daniel Gerzo danger at
Fri Sep 3 13:04:32 UTC 2010

On 3.9.2010, at 1:10, Adam Vande More <amvandemore at> wrote:

> Wouldn't it be a lot easier to have a nice article on installing
> /usr/ports/misc/freebsd-doc-* from the date of the release of the installed
> system?  Or maybe offer archive web access to a handbook snapshot from that
> date(Django does something similar)?

FYI we have archive of hadbooks and FAQs for past releases at People just often don't know or are lazy to browse there, even though I believe it is linked from the footer of the handbook. The problem here is that we happen to cover all the supported releases in a single handbook which simply leads to confusion...on the other hand you may be right that discrepancies don't happen that often and the additional work is not worth it.

> Maintaining separate handbook  branches
> seems unrealistic if there aren't enough doc contributors to maintain one to
> expectations, and IME discrepancies aren't very frequent.

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