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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 DistCC Guide has been updated thoroughly.

The Gentoo Handbook has been updated with:

  • stage1 and stage2 can only be used with a working network connection
  • packages cd is only useful with stage3+GRP installations
  • add information regarding --deep using emerge world

The Diskless HOWTO now has correctly functioning rsync commands.

A new asset to the documentation repository is the OpenBoot PROM Reference for the SPARC architecture.

Another new asset is the Quick Samba HOWTO.

The Gentoo Security Guide now has a MySQL section as well.

Gregorio Guidi has written a Gentoo Upgrading Guide which covers all aspects about upgrading a Gentoo system, including information on profiles and when to change one profile to another.

A couple of new desktop-specific guides are added as well:

Finally, the Gentoo Development Policy and Gentoo Ebuild/Developer HOWTO have been updated with the correct versioning information for Portage.

3.  Gentoo Handbook Change

In a lengthy e-mail on the gentoo-doc mailinglist Sven Vermeulen proposes not to finish the third part of the Gentoo handbook due to several reasons.

Instead, all desktop-related documentation will be linked from a central location (where the Desktop Configuration Guide is situated) and updated to contain the latest and greatest information.

All already-written chapters for the third part will be migrated to individual guides and a request is posed for more contributions regarding desktop-related items, such as a Laptop-HOWTO.


Page updated May 17, 2004

Summary: Status report of the GDP project

Sven Vermeulen

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