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
Thanks to Ioannis Aslandis, Hartwig
Brandl and several forum users, our repository has now been extended with a Grub Error Collection document.
Shyam Mani wrote a Gentoo Linux USB Guide which was one of the
requested documents on our list. And
it is a very fine read.
For the 2005.0 release, guides such as Gentoo Upgrading Guide and Gentoo Kernel Guide have received
additional information. Of course, the Gentoo
Handbook has received the necessary updates as well and the Gentoo Handbook 2005.0 has been put online.
Thanks to Jonathan Smith you can
now find a Fluxbox Configuration
HOWTO in our Desktop
Documentation Resources section.
Roy Marple has written several chapters
on configuring your network using the (not-stable-yet) baselayout changes. This
is currently viewable online and will be
integrated in the official Gentoo Handbook when the baselayout changes are
Also, Camille Huot has started writing a
Gentoo EVMS Guide.
Of course, we shouldn't forget all the updates to the other guides, such as
spelling and grammar fixes and bugfixes that were reported to Bugzilla.
An overview of all fixed bugreports since the last status update can be found on Gentoo's bugtracking system.
The <codenote> tag was generally used for comments inside C/C++
source code listings. Gentoo does not have much of those though and the use of
<comment> is preferred (as <codenote> was nothing more
than a <comment>// ...</comment> anyway).
So to simplify the GuideXML format a bit, this entity has now become obsoleted.