Gentoo Documentation Resources
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Welcome to the Gentoo Documentation Resources. This page will give you a quick
overview on the documentation we provide. Most documentation is released under
the Creative Commons -
Attribution / Share Alike license, an open documentation license. All
documentation should also be available in a printer-friendly format. To view
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Our documentation is categorized and
hierarchically navigable. If you want a quick overview of all available
documentation without the additional information, please use our Documentation Listing page. We also have a full listing of all our documents with their
Gentoo Development Documentation
Gentoo Development Policies
Gentoo Linux Documentation Policy:
This document contains the Gentoo Documentation Policy, which is the
base document which all Gentoo Documentation developers and
Contributors should know and exercise.
Developer Relations Policy Guide:Developer Relations Policy Guide
Gentoo Linux Release Guidelines:
This guide covers both the QA and release guidelines for the Gentoo
Linux biannual release system.
Gentoo Linux Vulnerability Treatment Policy:
This document describes the policy used in Gentoo Linux to treat
vulnerabilities discovered in the packages made available to our
Development Related Documentation
The Gentoo Devmanual is a technical manual for developers which covers
topics such as writing ebuilds and eclasses, and also covers policies
that developers should be abiding by.
Gentoo Developer Handbook:
This is the Gentoo Developer Handbook, a continuing effort to
centralize development policies across Gentoo and to also outline
Gentoo's development systems and procedures.
Gentoo GuideXML Guide:
This guide shows you how to compose web documentation using the new lightweight
Gentoo GuideXML syntax. This syntax is the official format for Gentoo
documentation, and this document itself was created using GuideXML. This guide
assumes a basic working knowledge of XML and HTML.
Documentation Development Tips & Tricks:
Some tips & tricks that make the life for a Gentoo Documentation Developer
Handbook Release Guide:
This guide details the process for updating the handbooks and related
documentation for each new Gentoo Linux release.
How to Install Gorg:
This guide describes how to install and configure gorg.
Gentoo Linux CVS Tutorial:
This tutorial introduces readers to CVS, the Concurrent Versions System, used
by developers around the world to develop software in a flexible and
collaborative manner. Intended for those new to CVS, this tutorial will get
both general users and new developers up to speed quickly. Whether you'd like
to use CVS to "check out" the latest sources of a particular software package,
or whether you'd like to begin using CVS as a full-fledged developer, this
tutorial is for you.
Apache Developer Documentation:
This document provides details about the eclasses available for developers
of packages that relate to the Apache webserver.
Porting to Modular X HOWTO:
This guide shows you how to port packages to use the new modular X.Org.
How to fix autotools failures:
This guide aim to describe the common situations which makes autotools fail to
run in an ebuild, giving advices on how to fix those.
Automagic dependencies, what they are and how to fix them:
This guide aim to describe the problem of "automagic dependencies", describing
the reason why they are problematic and how to handle them in most common cases.