Bordeaux is looking for PC-BSD and FreeBSD testers who are willing to write a review. From the Bordeaux website:
The Bordeaux Technology Group is a software services and development company specializing in Windows compatibility software. Users of Linux, FreeBSD, PC-BSD, Solaris, OpenSolaris and Mac OSX systems from time to time find themselves in the need to run specialized Windows software. The Bordeaux suite enables access to these programs and data in a seamless and low cost manner without requiring licensing of Microsoft Technology.
In return for the review, they will give the reviewer a free copy of Bordeaux and a link back to the review site. If you’re interested, check out this forum thread.
Here is a summary of today’s many changes to the doc structure and Handbook.
Most of the content from the main page of the wiki has been moved into the Handbook. The following sections were integrated:
- Using the Ports Console Jail
- Working with FreeBSD Ports & Packages
- Keeping PC-BSD Updated
- Jail Management with The Warden
- Setting up a PC-BSD Thin Client Server
- Legacy PBI Access (deleted as no longer relevant)
- Dual Booting
- Reporting Bugs
- Using the PC-SysInstall backend (scriptable installs)
- Using the PBI Builder to make a PBI from a FreeBSD
- PortPBI Module Builder Guide
- PBI Request List
Several of these sections had their screenshots and text updated.
In particular, these Handbook sections had a first pass at updating their existing, out-of-date content:
There are bound to be broken links that I’ve missed, so please leave a comment as you find them. Please note that the entire Handbook is an active work in progress (changing hourly). There are some notes (IN CAPS so they stand out) on missing info and the Figures won’t be named and numbered until the content is more stable. The size of the figures will also be standardized once we figure out which size works best in a print layout.
If there is a specific section that you’re waiting to be updated (as you need that info) or if you have suggestions for sections that are missing but needed, leave a comment so they can be prioritized in the editing queue.
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 The plan thus far is to read it through while addressing broken links, obviously outdated information (such as version numbers) and fixing grammatical errors.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.