Items missing from the handbook and/or FAQs.

Jerry McAllister jerrymc at
Mon Apr 26 10:04:36 PDT 2004

> > > documentation?  An option to see a list of disk types...?
> > 
> > By default you are given the FreeBSD type, well FreeBSD installation
> > system aims the installation of FreeBSD, I mean people hardly need to
> > create DOS, or other filesystem slices during FreeBSD installation.
> On a laptop it would be nice to create the suspend partition...
> > > man faith returns information on what it is, with nothing at all about
> > > how to enable or disable it.
> > 
> > Well, let's stop this talk...
> > Anyway I'm waiting for your doc PRs, you could even add a Cc to me.
> Just out of curiosity, why would it make sense for me to submit PRs? 
> 1. I don't know enough about the submission guidelines and style issues
> to submit relevant work.  Yes, they are posted.  And yet I know enough
> from working on other open source projects that submissions will be
> tightly controlled by people with unwritten desires.  So it'll take me a
> few back and forths to make submissions that will be accepted, and...
> 2. There are project leaders for each component here, right?  Something
> that would take me a full working day to figure out, would take them less
> than 10 minutes.
> Frankly, this sort of "we'll ignore your complaints but accept your
> patches" approach is generally just a way to ignore problems.  I've dealt
> with it too many times before to not recognize it. 

Frankly, it seems like you are not familiar with a user supported
project such as FreeBSD.   It is created and supported by volumteers
in their "spare time" and if you feel too important to make your
contribution then you, by definition,  exclude yourself from those 
for whom FreeBSD is created and supported.

Don't be leaning on other people if you aren't willing to do your share.


> -- 
> Joe Rhett                                                      Chief Geek
> JRhett at Isite.Net                                      Isite Services, Inc.

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