A few weeks ago, I started to work on docs/126030  in cooperation
with Gavin Atkinson (gavin@) and Giorgos Keramidas (keramida@) to update
chapter ``Source Tree Guidelines and Policies'' of the ``FreeBSD
Developers' Handbook'' . Based on Gavin's original patch, I created
drafts on how to fix the sections in question (and I linked them below).
During the update, I found useful to include a section of Dag-Erling's
Subversion Primer on the Wiki  about vendor imports. At the moment,
I do not erase the old text (about vendor imports with CVS) but I kept
it for compatibility reasons (and moved to a separate subsection as des@
advised). However, if somebody says it is deemed to be removed I will
Because I am not so experienced in vendor imports (as a doc committer)
but I would like to help Gavin (and others who want this book updated),
I ask you to review my changes and express your ideas, comments and
Note: This mail was posted to -doc a few days ago. I have not received
any answer to it (maybe due to its highly technical nature), but I hope
members of list will comment on this.
Draft of section (5.1) MAINTAINER on Makefiles:
Draft of section (5.2) Contributed Software:
Diff for the curious:
Thank you in advance.