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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

Another few articles made it to the Gentoo Articles repository:

Sven Vermeulen has rewritten the Gentoo x86 Quick Installation Guide to be less detailed but more accurate.

Chris White drafted up a Bugzilla HOWTO which is a must-read for anyone interested in helping out Gentoo!

Shyam Mani has updated the ALSA Guide again with lots of fixes and updates based on community feedback. Keep it coming!

The AMD64 project has added an official Gentoo/AMD64 FAQ to the repository.

We also updated the Genkernel Guide with lots of rewording and rewriting.

Thanks to Joshua Saddler we now have a GPM 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.

3.  Translation Updates

I know I don't talk about translation updates a lot but for once I didn't forget :) I would like to thank all translation teams for their continuous development in keeping their translated guides and handbooks up to date.

You will find that many languages have up to date documentation available. This doesn't happen automatically and many teams are in desperate need for more contributors. If you want to help out, please check the GDP Internationalisation Subproject to find out who is leading the translation jobs for your language.


Page updated August 2, 2005

Summary: Status report of the GDP project

Sven Vermeulen

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