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Gentoo/AMD64 Project


1.  Project Description

The Gentoo/AMD64 Project works to make Gentoo the most up to date, fast, robust AMD64 Linux distribution available. Part of this involves coming up with innovative ways to integrate a 32bit compatibility layer into our native 64bit userland without tainting or interleaving the current environment. Our main goal is to provide a stable production-quality release targeted at servers which will be the core use of the Opteron processors.

The AMD line of 64-bit extended processors were released well ahead of Intel's offering. Therefore, for historical reasons the arch keyword for all x86-64 compatible architectures is amd64.

2.  Documentation

The Gentoo/AMD64 project offers the following documentation:

3.  Developers

Developer Nickname Role
Agostino Sarubbo ago Arch Tester Lead ( Security liaison )
Tony Vroon chainsaw Developer ( Security liaison )
Kenneth Prugh ken69267 Developer
Homer Parker hparker Developer
Markus Meier maekke Developer
José María Alonso nimiux Developer
Pacho Ramos pacho Developer ( emul-linux packages )
Richard Freeman rich0 Developer
Mikle Kolyada zlogene Developer
Christoph Mende angelos Operational Lead ( Releases )
Mike Doty kingtaco Strategic Lead ( Kernel, pitr )

All developers can be reached by e-mail using

4.  Subprojects

The Gentoo/AMD64 project has the following subprojects:

Project Lead Description
Gentoo/AMD64 ATs Agostino Sarubbo The Gentoo/AMD64 AT Project is devoted to help the developers with time-consuming testing.
Release Engineering Mike Doty Development and maintenance of the Gentoo/AMD64 Live- and Install-CDs, the installation stages and the related development tools. (Catalyst and Genkernel)

5.  Resources

Resources offered by the Gentoo/AMD64 project are:

6.  Herds

The Gentoo/AMD64 project maintains the following herds:

Herd Members Description
amd64 Chainsaw, Ken69267, ago, angelos, hparker, kingtaco, maekke, nimiux, pacho, rich0, zlogene x86_64-specific packages

7.  How to Participate

There are several ways to help the distribution and its community:


Summary: The Gentoo/AMD64 Project is devoted to providing stable, secure and up-to-date releases of Gentoo for the AMD64 and EM64T processor families.

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