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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

Various documents have been updated since the previous status update:

  • The Gentoo Handbook has been updated to remove all occurrences of emu10k1, improve the description on the usage of lspci, update on the devfsd versus udev debacle, etc.
  • A fourth part has been added to the Gentoo Handbook as well: Gentoo Network Configuration covers Gentoo's current baselayout on the subject of network configuration, including wireless networks.
  • The NVidia Guide has received a major update, as well as our Gentoo FAQ.
  • Shyam Mani, a new Gentoo Documentation Developer, has rewritten the ALSA Guide since it was far from up to date
  • The Gentoo Security Guide has now been transformed in a handbook format
  • The Printing HOWTO has been rewritten to make the text easier to read; better separation of duties, etc.

Thanks to Benedikt Boehm we now have a Gentoo vserver Howto.

Shyam also converted a few IBM DeveloperWorks articles to GuideXML and published them online for your reading pleasure.

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.

3.  New / Pending Developers

We have a few developers that are joining our team.

  • Jan Hendrik Grahl will be helping Tobias with the German translations
  • Jonathan Smith works on various desktop-related guides
  • Joseph Jezak kills off the PPC bugs we had in our documentation
  • Shyam Mani is now a full-time documentation developer working on the English documentation
  • Jan Kundrát will become the Lead Translator for the Czech language
  • Łukasz Damentko is on the verge of becoming the Lead Translator for the Polish language

Of course, each one of them is welcomed to our team. Have pity with them as they will be working hard to earn their stripes :)


Page updated June 30, 2005

Summary: Status report of the GDP project

Sven Vermeulen

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