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Gentoo VDR project


1.  Project Description

What we do

The Gentoo VDR Project maintains and updates the VDR packages in the portage tree. It integrates them with Gentoo as tight as possible. VDR is the abbreviation for Video Disk Recorder.

2.  Developers

Developer Nickname Role
Matthias Schwarzott zzam Lead
Joerg Bornkessel hd_brummy Member
Christian Ruppert idl0r Member

All developers can be reached by e-mail using

3.  Resources

Resources offered by the VDR project are:

4.  Things provided by the Gentoo VDR Project

The VDR-Project provides you with these things inside the portage tree:

  • media-video/vdr provides the basic VDR-binary
  • Complete patchsets contained in media-video/vdr to allow every combination of the possible use-flags.
  • media-tv/gentoo-vdr-scripts provides the complete init-script logic.
  • vdr-plugin.eclass to support the plugin-ebuilds with common tasks
  • A large number of plugins under media-plugins/vdr-* (around 90 at the moment)

5.  Want to help?

If you want to help us with improving Gentoo's VDR experience, we would like to hear from you. You can contact us at Please also join us in #gentoo-vdr on You need not be a developer to be able to help us.

We need help in these ranges:

  • Documentation
  • Ebuild maintainance
  • Creating new concepts/visions, which make VDR on Gentoo more round.
  • Adding new Ebuilds.


Page updated July 11, 2006

Summary: The Gentoo VDR Project maintains and updates the VDR packages in the portage tree?

Matthias Schwarzott

Dimitry Bradt

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