You may notice some changes on the main website today as we try to consolidate all of the doc pieces into one cohesive whole. The ultimate goal is to have a “one stop shop” for how to use/troubleshoot PC-BSD that is available both online and as an offline copy included with each release.
A link to the FAQS has been added. We’re thinking of a sane way of integrating these into the Handbook, but for now the search utility is quite handy. Having an easy to find link on the website makes sense.
The Migrate section has been moved to the Handbook so it no longer appears in the red main menu at the top of each page. It has been replaced by a link to the Handbook, so you can easily access it from any page of the website.
The graphic artist is working on the image–a new banner indicating 8.1 as the latest release should be up in the next day or so.
Please let us know if you find any broken links anywhere on the website so these can be attended to.
We could use your help on the Burning the installation DVD section of the PC-BSD Users Handbook. If you use graphical burning software on Windows, Unix/BSD/Linux, or Mac OS X, please let us know if any of the screenshots are out of date or if we are missing a popular (and preferably, freely available) burning application. We want the burning process to be as easy as possible for new users.
If you find an out of date screenshot for an application you use, please send an updated png. To prevent us from inadvertently using copyrighted images, indicate that you took the screenshot from your own system and that you give us permission to include it in the Handbook.
Thanks to everyone who left comments regarding feature and documentation suggestions. Keep these coming so we can start prioritizing and integrating your suggestions.
Spending today going through the PC-BSD Users Handbook. The plan thus far is to read it through while addressing broken links, obviously outdated information (such as version numbers) and fixing grammatical errors. After the first pass-through, I’ll have a better idea of which sections need updated material and what documentation does not yet exist.
This is where you can help out, too. Have you gone to the Handbook to find out how to do something and couldn’t find it? Have you done something cool on your PC-BSD system that you think should be added to the Handbook? Are there some new features in 8.x that you haven’t found in the Handbook yet? Let us know! We’ll definitely need help with reviewing content and writing new content.
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