svn commit: r42529 - head/en_US.ISO8859-1/articles/releng

Glen Barber gjb at
Sun Aug 11 16:01:42 UTC 2013

Author: gjb
Date: Sun Aug 11 16:01:41 2013
New Revision: 42529

  - Snapshots are generated weekly, not monthly.
  - Add note about vm images available with snapshots.


Modified: head/en_US.ISO8859-1/articles/releng/article.xml
--- head/en_US.ISO8859-1/articles/releng/article.xml	Sun Aug 11 15:40:56 2013	(r42528)
+++ head/en_US.ISO8859-1/articles/releng/article.xml	Sun Aug 11 16:01:41 2013	(r42529)
@@ -135,7 +135,7 @@
     including <emphasis>HEAD</emphasis>, assuming that the system
     management interfaces are not used.</para>
-  <para>In the interim period between releases, monthly snapshots are
+  <para>In the interim period between releases, weekly snapshots are
     built automatically by the &os; Project build machines and made
     available for download from <systemitem
@@ -153,6 +153,18 @@
     quality assurance activities ramp up pending a major
+  <para>In addition to installation ISO snapshots, weekly virtual
+    machine images are also provided for use with
+    <application>VirtualBox</application>,
+    <application>qemu</application>, or other popular emulation
+    software.  The virtual machine images can be downloaded from
+    <systemitem
+      class="resource"></systemitem>.</para>
+  <para>The virtual machine images are approximately 150MB &man.xz.1;
+    compressed, and contain a 10GB sparse filesystem when attached to
+    a virtual machine.</para>
   <para>Bug reports and feature requests are continuously submitted by
     users throughout the release cycle.  Problems reports are entered into our
     <application class="software">GNATS</application> database

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