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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.  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:

3.  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 architecture-wise.

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.

4.  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.

5.  In the Running...

Camille Huot has started writing a Gentoo EVMS Guide and Tiemo Kieft is writing a VPN Howto.

There are also some gentoo-doc@ subscribers interested in transforming various forum threads into GuideXML.


Page updated January 2, 2003

Summary: Status report of the GDP project

Sven Vermeulen

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