Gentoo web applications herd
The Gentoo webapp team maintains most web applications available via Portage.
In addition, we provide the webapp-config utility that allows users to
install ebuilds into different virtual hosts.
We are also responsible for the webapp.eclass that allows to prepare
web applications for installation with webapp-config.
Our goal is to make Gentoo the best platform for installing and maintaining web
applications. To achieve this goal, we work closely with several other herds
such as Apache and PHP.
||Member ( WordPress and friends )
|Anthony G. Basile
||Member ( Moodle and webapp-config )
|Robin H. Johnson
All developers can be reached by e-mail using email@example.com.
Resources offered by the
project maintains the following herds:
||Web based applications and their configuration
#gentoo-web on irc.freenode.net
The best way to reach us is on IRC.
Please feel free to stop by to talk about webapp-config or about web
applications on Gentoo. We also welcome any suggestions for improvement.
The Gentoo web applications team uses the gentoo-web-user mailing list for
discussions related to web applications and webapp-config. This is a
To subscribe to this mailing list, send an empty e-mail to gentoo-web-user-subscribe.
Once subscribed, you can post by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Web application overlay
Web applications in general tend to be a severe security liability. They are
designed to communicate with the outside world and need to deal with a range of
input from the Internet. Since it is often hard for developers to foresee all
types of malicious input, security flaws are being detected rather frequently
in the apps we maintain.
To reduce the impact of such incidents while still offering a wide range of
different web applications, we created a Portage overlay
that contains ebuilds for applications that we do not want to maintain in the
main tree. Such applications either lack a developer willing to maintain it in
Portage or have not been reviewed for security.
Please remember that the applications available through the overlay might
compromise the security of your server!
The overlay is an ideal playground for new developers wishing to join our
team. Once we see that you are capable of writing ebuilds of reasonable
quality, we can provide you with commit rights to the overlay.