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+# Welcome to the ATF project!
+ATF, or Automated Testing Framework, is a **collection of libraries** to
+write test programs in **C, C++ and POSIX shell**.
+The ATF libraries offer a simple API. The API is orthogonal through the
+various bindings, allowing developers to quickly learn how to write test
+programs in different languages.
+ATF-based test programs offer a **consistent end-user command-line
+interface** to allow both humans and automation to run the tests.
+ATF-based test programs **rely on an execution engine** to be run and
+this execution engine is *not* shipped with ATF.
+**[Kyua](https://github.com/jmmv/kyua/) is the engine of choice.**
+Formal releases for source files are available for download from GitHub:
+* [atf 0.20](../../releases/tag/atf-0.20), released on February 7th, 2014.
+You are encouraged to install binary packages for your operating system
+* Fedora 20 and above: install the `atf` package with `yum install atf`.
+* FreeBSD 10.0 and above: install the `atf` package with `pkg install atf`.
+* NetBSD with pkgsrc: install the `pkgsrc/devel/atf` package.
+* OpenBSD: install the `devel/atf` package with `pkg_add atf`.
+Should you want to build and install ATF from the source tree provided
+here, follow the instructions in the [INSTALL file](INSTALL).
+Please use the
+[atf-discuss mailing list](https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/atf-discuss)
+for any support inquiries related to `atf-c`, `atf-c++` or `atf-sh`.
+If you have any questions on Kyua proper, please use the
+[kyua-discuss mailing list](https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/kyua-discuss)