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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

The Eclass HOWTO has been updated to reflect the kde eclass changes.

The Gentoo Development Policy has been updated to include a reference to the metadata document.

The Gentoo FAQ has been updated.

A Sparc Quick Installation Reference has been added.

The 2.6 koutput docs for users and developers have been put online.

The Gentoo Handbook has been updated with:

  • Instructions to run genkernel --menuconfig all in case the boot partition isn't ext2 or ext3
  • Instructions pertaining to the Knoppix and "Other distribution" installation methods have been moved out into the Gentoo Alternative Installation Manual
  • Fix several PPC issues
  • Fix several SPARC issues

3.  Discussion on GLEP10

A lengthy discussion on gentoo-doc has emerged regarding the Internationalisation proposal (GLEP10).

Tobias Scherbaum has also rewritten the GLEP10 proposal and posted it for discussion on gentoo-doc.

4.  Individual Status Updates

Marcelo Goncalves de Azambuja has posted his personal status update.

5.  Policy Update

The Gentoo Documentation Policy has been updated. More information about the changes have been posted to


Page updated March 27, 2004

Summary: Status report of the GDP project

Sven Vermeulen

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