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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 Gentoo Handbook now has information on emerge depclean and a couple of paragraphs about Portage' SLOT feature.

The Gentoo Handbook has also been extended with information about the various reasons why a package can be masked and how to resolve it (if you want to).

The GRUB manual installation instructions are now reinstated in the Gentoo Handbook on popular request.

The OpenAFS Guide has been extended by Steven McCoy with a section on PAM authentication against the KA server.

Thanks to Chris White we now have a document on Configuring SHOUTcast.

Thanks to Dennis Nienhüser we now have a document on Power Management.

3.  Roadmap Reincarnation

The GDP Roadmap has been reinitialised and updated. It now contains (mainly) the bugs and issues that we cannot easily fix ourselves without proper input.

This can be due to insufficient resources, lack of knowledge or other aspects that make it difficult for the GDP to update the document. So all contributions are greatly welcomed!

4.  Printable Documentation Update

Xavier Neys has updated our XSL stylesheets so that users can now click on "Print" on the top right page of the document of which they want to view the printer-friendly version.

So no more manually adding ?style=printable to the URL. The patch also cleans up a lot of XSL code (it even obsoletes certain XSL files) so it's greatly appreciated. Thank you Xavier!

5.  Using a consistent naming for languages

As reported in bug #64201 our language directories aren't named consistently. Benny Chuang has renamed cn and tw to zh_cn and zh_tw respectively to be consistent with the pt and pt_br naming we use to distinguish Portuguese variants.


Page updated September 24, 2004

Summary: Status report of the GDP project

Sven Vermeulen

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