[Buildroot] [PATCH 7 of 8 RFCv2 for 2014.08] manual/getting started: rework 'Getting Buildroot' section

Thomas De Schampheleire patrickdepinguin at gmail.com
Tue Aug 12 20:20:12 UTC 2014

This patch reworks the 'Getting Buildroot' section of the manual as follows:
- be more specific on the Buildroot release cycle
- refer to the download page of the website for details on snapshots and
  git, instead of duplicating the information.

Signed-off-by: Thomas De Schampheleire <thomas.de.schampheleire at gmail.com>

 docs/manual/getting.txt |  26 ++++++++------------------
 1 files changed, 8 insertions(+), 18 deletions(-)

diff -r 093e0ba716de -r 770cb501d536 docs/manual/getting.txt
--- a/docs/manual/getting.txt	Tue Aug 12 21:34:32 2014 +0200
+++ b/docs/manual/getting.txt	Tue Aug 12 21:11:54 2014 +0200
@@ -4,23 +4,13 @@
 == Getting Buildroot
-Buildroot releases are made approximately every 3 months. Direct Git
-access and daily snapshots are also available, if you want more
-bleeding edge.
+Buildroot releases are made every 3 months, in February, May, August and
+November. Release numbers are in the format YYYY.MM, so for example
+2013.02, 2014.08.
-Releases are available at http://buildroot.net/downloads/[].
+Release tarballs are available at http://buildroot.org/downloads/[].
-The latest snapshot is always available at
-and previous snapshots are also available at
-To download Buildroot using Git, you can simply follow the rules
-described on the "Accessing Git" page
-(http://buildroot.net/git.html[]) of the Buildroot website
-(http://buildroot.net[]).  For the impatient, here's a quick recipe:
- $ git clone git://git.buildroot.net/buildroot
+If you want to follow development, you can use the daily snapshots or
+make a clone of the Git repository. Refer to the
+http://buildroot.org/download[Download page] of the Buildroot website
+for more details.

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