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
With the new 2004.2 release you can already guess that the Gentoo Handbook has been
updated thoroughly. But that's not the only thing that was.
A new document called the Home Router
Guide will be added soonish to the Gentoo Documentation repository
thanks to Mike Frysinger. This document
covers the installation and configuration of a Gentoo-based router for home and
small office users.
The Gentoo Portage
Manual has received many updates to be in sync with the latest Portage
The Gentoo Kernel
Guide has been updated to be in sync with the latest kernel sources that
The Gentoo FAQ now
contains the instructions for burning ISOs (which was previously in all Gentoo
Handbooks). It also contains information on numlockx for GNOME 2.6.
The Gentoo Desktop
Documentation Resources has substituted the old Desktop Configuration
Guide. The installation of xorg-x11, kde, gnome, etc. are
now all covered by individual guides.
We now also have a Gentoo/ARM and Gentoo/PPC64 Handbook.
Xavier Neys as new Operational Lead
As announced on email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org, Xavier Neys has now taken the job as Operational
Manager for the Gentoo
Together with Sven Vermeulen Xavier will
make sure that the Gentoo Documentation Project continues to grow and produce
for the official announcement.
Bootloader Instruction Changes
The documentation team is now working on a change in the installation
instructions which will move the bootloader installation and configuration
towards the end of the installation process.
Such a change is needed for better readability (since we had Gentoo/MIPS and
Gentoo/PPC bootloader instructions after rebooting) and to update the
GRUB installation instructions to use grub-install instead of the tedious
and error-prone grub interactive commands.
The updated instructions are currently sitting in our draft repository (x86, alpha, amd64, arm, hppa, mips, ppc, ppc64, sparc) until they are
thoroughly verified. Then they will be merged in the official location.