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:
Gentoo Handbook Development
The second part of the Gentoo Handbook is now online and production-ready. This
part is currently available side-by-side with the guides it replaces. This
situation will continue until the first bugs of the second part are removed.
New Gentoo Release
With the upcoming new Gentoo release, most efforts in the documentation team are
brought to the auditing of the current documentation and getting all bugreports
on the installation instructions fixed. We are working closely with the release
engineering team to have the instructions in tip-top shape for inclusion on the
Although not that new to the Gentoo Documentation Project, the following
developers have been introduced since the last status update:
Two new documents have emerged from the older OpenMOSIX howto:
Also known as TODO :) There is a small TODO section on our website. I will
improve that part so it contains more information and try sum up what actions
need to be done.
In short, these are the upcoming changes:
The Desktop Configuration Guide will be rewritten and possibly integrated in
Development-related documentation will be rewritten and integrated in the
Off-project documentation (documentation that is available through
gentoo.org but not linked on our documentation resource page) that is of
interest for users will be integrated in the current documentation resource
page after carefull reviewing
We are still hoping to get PDF versions online for the documentation. If it
plays out to be very difficult, we will improve the "printable"
documentation (for instance a one-page, fits-all for the handbook) and/or
include information on how to generate PDFs from XSL-FO (after providing
such formatted documents of course).
More supported languages :)
A uDev guide and, if udev is flexible enough, change the installation
instructions (after carefull consideration with releng and the architecture
developers of course) to provide the user with the choice of devfs vs udev.