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GDP Status Report


1.  Status Reports


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 or to me personally.

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:

2.  TODO List

Sven Vermeulen has posted a preliminary TODO list that - amongst the pile of bugreports - need to be resolved. A tad later this TODO list is added to the GDP Website as a separate resource.

Developers interested in taking on a challenge posed by the TODO list can always inform the gentoo-doc mailinglist.

3.  Status Updates on a per-developer basis

From now on, all GDP Developers are required to post a monthly status update on their own personal achievements. Such a status update, which must be mailed to gentoo-doc, contains at least:

  • what the developer did the last month
  • what the developer is planning on doing the upcoming month(s)
  • what issues the developer had that he couldn't resolve

4.  Updated Documentation

The following documentation has been updated to a great extend:

5.  Draft DRP Proposal

Sven Vermeulen has launched a proposal to provide DRPs to the Gentoo community. The proposal is in the first stage and will not be persued before the other documentation issues are finished.

More information can be found on Sven's Dev-page.

6.  Handbook Updates

The Gentoo Installation Instructions have been altered to deal with the upcoming 2004.0 release. Changes include:

  • Moving GRP-specific instructions to the end of the installation procedure for the x86 and ppc architectures
  • Update on the LiveCD structure as no more packages will be provided by the first LiveCD of the 2-CD LiveCD set in case of x86 and ppc
  • Updates on the Installing the Gentoo Installation Files

7.  Documentation Links

The Documentation Index has been updated to point to the relevant Gentoo Handbook chapters (for USE flags, Portage stuff, Environment Variables and Initscripts).

The links to the old gentoo-*-install.xml guides have been removed as those installation instructions are obsoleted.


Page updated February 19, 2004

Summary: Status report of the GDP project

Sven Vermeulen

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