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Google Code-in 2010 DragonFly BSD

Create an installation video

completed by: rfw

mentors: Samuel J. Greear, Alex Hornung

Create a brief video, similar to a rails-cast or one of the many other well put together how-to videos common on the internet today, detailing the entire installation process of DragonFlyBSD. The video may be edited for brevity by removing the actual installation process (the progress bars and etc when it is installing files), but otherwise should not be edited. If this part is removed from the video, it should explicitly state that in the video, if this is your intention provide the text you will use to convey this edit in your script, described below.

The first phase of this task will be to complete a script that will be used to annotate the installation video with audio. The script should be centered around cue points, which are individual installation menu's. The script should be provided here before the video is dubbed (or recorded live with the voice overlay, whatever is your preference) and more than one revision is to be expected. The resulting video should be dubbed or recorded live with these points read, that said, the person who performs this task must speak english well, and must not have an overly thick accent, that is to say, they must be easily understandable by most native english speakers as well as those for whom english is not their first language.

The video should be provided encoded in h264 in a resolution that breaks the "HD" (effectively greater than 480p, 720p range preferred, size permitting) barrier and a bitrate that keeps all menu's and text looking sharp. A server to which the video can be uploaded will be provided.

The video should cover the boot process, show the working livecd environment briefly, entering the installer, and go through a complete install process. All major installation options that are provided (such as Hammer vs UFS, encrypted disks, ...) should be mentioned and explained as well. It should also cover common post-install procedures very briefly, namely configuring networking from the installer prior to reboot.