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:
New / Updated Documentation
A huge number of documents have been updated. Amongst them are:
Many new documents have been put online as well. These include:
Separating Architecture Chapters
Sven Vermeulen has separated the main
architecture-specific chapters of the Gentoo Handbook. This allows for
quasi-complete separation of the individual installation instructions
Not all references to other architectures are hidden though as the other
chapters (which contain little references and architecture-specific
instructions) aren't divided. Any remark from the user to hide those
instructions as well will probably be marked as WONTFIX.
We also have a Gentoo Handbook
FAQ for those interested in the Gentoo Handbook development decisions.
Gentoo Handbook Desktop Configuration
Sven Vermeulen has started writing Part 3
of the Gentoo Handbook, concentrating on the Desktop configuration of a Gentoo
Linux system. The draft can
be found online if you're interested (but don't see this as an official
resource, the link may change without prior notice).
At this moment, the text on installing XFree is finished yet needs to be
rewritten (or updated) to reflect installing xorg-x11. There are three
succeeding chapters (KDE, GNOME and Window Managers) in which KDE is finished
and the other chapters ready for more contributions.
What still needs to be written are information on Samba usage, networking
(e-mail and news and such), burning CDs, multimedia, ... so yes, still lots of
chapters need to be written.
In the Running...
Camille Huot has started writing a Gentoo
EVMS Guide and Tiemo Kieft is writing a
There are also some gentoo-doc@ subscribers interested in transforming various
forum threads into GuideXML.