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Gentoo/Alt: Gentoo on alternate platforms

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1.  Project Description

Gentoo/Alt is a top-level project that manages efforts to support alternate Gentoo platforms and runtime environments. In many ways, gentoo-alt represents the "cutting edge" work that is being done to expand the capabilities and potential of Gentoo in general.

2.  Subprojects

The gentoo-alt project has the following subprojects:

Project Lead Description
bsd Javier Villavicencio Porting of Gentoo facilities on BSD systems
prefix Fabian Groffen Gentoo Prefix
Android Benda XU Running Gentoo natively in a directory prefix in parallel to Android.
Gentoo/Alt ATs The Gentoo/Alt AT project is devoted to helping developers with timeconsuming testing.

3.  Project tasks

The tasks of the gentoo-alt project are:

Tech documentation - A complete documentation for developers

To avoid that the missing of one of the devs makes difficult maintaining the project, all the technical documentation about Gentoo/Alt projects must be written and published, so that they are available to whoever wants to help.

Starting date: 2005-09-14

Alternate Prefix - Support for alternate prefixes for portage (finished)

To get Gentoo/Alt projects working on platforms where you are not able to change what is installed in base system (closed-source systems, for instance), a solution is to add support for alternate prefix installation in portage.

Starting date: 2005-11-11
Developer: grobian (Fabian Groffen) - member

4.  Resources

Resources offered by the gentoo-alt project are:

5.  Meetings

Here you can find all the logs of Gentoo/Alt meetings, ordered by date. The meetings are being held on request from project members and occours on #gentoo-alt (moderated if it's the case).



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Page updated March 17, 2008

Summary: Provide Gentoo-way solutions for non-GNU/Linux platforms.

Diego Pettenò
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