dual boot; Linux, FreeBSD

Kevin Kinsey kdk at daleco.biz
Sun Jun 11 03:58:58 UTC 2006

Beech Rintoul wrote:
>> Maybe it can be a FAQ.   How do they get there?
>> ////jerry
> I'd ask that question on the freebsd-doc at freebsd.org list. I've never 
> submitted anything to any of the docs, so I have no clue what their procedure 
> is.
> Beech

Probably something like this:

1.  Chat it up on the doc@ list (FDP list, whatever)...

2.  Gain a little positive feedback.

3.  Write up Jerry's FAQ answer as a patch to the current
one in the /usr/doc/ tree.

4.  Submit a PR with patch attached.

That's an overview of how it *might* happen.  You may
have to add in 2a] read the FDP primer, learn Docbook/
SGML syntax, etc. and 3a] talk over your patch with a
mentor/committer to see if they think it's ready before
you submit the PR; especially if you don't tolerate criticism
well.  OTOH, they might just jump for joy and even volunteer
to convert plain text to SGML for ya ... you can't tell for
certain, though they're a pretty positive group (in spite
of the yacking that gets thrown their way about every little
piece of writing about FreeBSD on the web....)

Just my $0.02,

Kevin Kinsey

PS> and yes, I appreciated the overview that Jerry gave,

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