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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.  Separating Architecture-Specific Instructions

A discussion on #gentoo-dev asks the GDP to develop a way for users to only view the installation instructions for their architecture. A mail on gentoo-doc explained the issue and another mail discusses the requirements.

As this is a frequently asked feature, this request has been added to the GDP TODO and is ready to be picked up by a couple of developers (#42823).

3.  New / Updated Documentation

Sven Vermeulen has written up a guide on using udev on Gentoo.

A new addition to our documentation repository is the SELinux UML Guide, contributed by Nick Dimiduk.

The Gentoo x86 Quick Installation Guide has been updated and relinked.

Furthermore many updates have been made against the Gentoo Handbook:

  • Loading keymaps for international keyboards
  • Location of PPC LiveCDs
  • Kernel instructions (networkless installs don't have all sources)
  • GRP instructions have changed once again
  • Yaboot configuration for G5 has been updated
  • Link to the release errata
  • Information on Wireless Card configuration

4.  Individual Status Updates

The first set of status updates (on individual basis) has been posted on gentoo-doc. Updates are available from Sven Vermeulen, Jesper Brodersen, Tobias Scherbaum, Marco Mascherpa, Sergey Kuleshov, Xavier Neys, Erwin, Benny Chuang, José Alberto Suárez López, George Shapulov, Thomas Ferencz.

Jungmin Seo and Ken Nowack are back from being absent and are currently catching up.

5.  New Internationalisation Lead

The burden of having to deal with many translation teams and internationalisation-specific items has been assigned to Xavier Neys, a well-known and active GDP-member. This burden is known as the Internationalisation Subproject of which Xavier is now the project manager :-).


Page updated March 8, 2003

Summary: Status report of the GDP project

Sven Vermeulen

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