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Date:      Wed, 1 Mar 2017 13:35:47 -0700 (MST)
From:      Warren Block <wblock@wonkity.com>
To:        Peter Looyenga <pl@catslair.org>
Cc:        freebsd-doc@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Introduction & question / comment regarding source tree documentation
Message-ID:  <alpine.BSF.2.20.1703011332070.9659@wonkity.com>
In-Reply-To: <000001d2923c$117af6d0$3470e470$@catslair.org>
References:  <000001d2923c$117af6d0$3470e470$@catslair.org>

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On Wed, 1 Mar 2017, Peter Looyenga wrote:

> My current drive: I can't help feel that the steps required to obtain the
> source tree aren't very well explained, and as a result several people and
> up confused. To put it more blunt, this thread is what drove me to try and
> take more action:
>
> https://forums.freebsd.org/threads/59919/

> My only concern (and actual question): Is this already work in progress by
> any chance? I don't mind spending a good amount of time on writing up some
> documentation, but I have a little bit of a problem with setting something
> up only to find out that it wasn't needed at all.

It is needed.  I have some work already on this related part:
https://reviews.freebsd.org/D7665

> Note: I don't mind if I send in suggestions and then see them not getting
> accepted, that's all part of the game. But it would be bad for me when I
> start working on this, only to discover that someone else was already
> working on it so I basically ended up wasting my time.
>
> Hope you guys can give me some pointers on this.

Please see the FDP Primer for general guides:
https://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/fdp-primer/index.html



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