GDP Status Report
This is the status of the Gentoo Documentation Project. It will be posted
regularly, but not with a static frequency. All questions can be posted to
firstname.lastname@example.org or to
The Gentoo Documentation Project, from now on abbreviated to GDP, has its own
project page (just like almost all other Gentoo projects). You can find it at
This status mail will briefly discuss the following tasks, objectives and/or
projects related to the GDP:
The Danish translations are fully integrated in the documentation project. Their
documentation can be found at the Danish documentation index
page. We welcome broeman and
Aaby to our team :)
Dertobi123 will also joined our team as new lead translator for the German
language. He will take over Pylon's position. We ofcourse also welcome
dertobi123 aboard :)
As is mentioned in previous status mails, we will create PDFs using FOP.
However, development of the script is on a hiatus until the new infrastructure
design is ready to be deployed (namely having webnodes sync from a master
webnode instead of from the gentoo cvs server).
The GuideXML format, used to develop the documentation, has been extended with
the possibility to identify chapters or sections so that internal references are
dealt with more easily. More information on this can be found at the online
The part on "Installing Gentoo" is now the official source for installation
instructions. The "older" installation guides are still maintained though up
until the new Gentoo Linux comes out.
ian is working on a (GPL'd) tool that allows
editors to create documents through a webbased WYSIWYG editor. Currently it
works but lacks some necessary features, such as 100% GuideXML compliance, and
the use of the Coding Style. However, the project looks very promising.
Certainly one to keep an eye on :)
The guide-print.xsl style has been updated so that the printable versions of our
documentation is really printable. Before, a margin was left unprinted,
rendering the "printer friendly" feature useless.