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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

Thanks to the efforts of the MIPS team, and Stuart Longland in particular, the MIPS documentation has received major updates during the last few months. Yet MIPS isn't the only architecture - Brent Baude and Joe Jezak are working on various PPC and PPC64 updates to the installation instructions as well.

The Gentoolkit Guide has received a huge update to reflect the qpkg deprecation and equery application changes.

The Fluxbox Configuration Guide has received additional love. Alin Dobre added a section on an application launcher and information on graphical file managers. You'll also find more information on fluxbox-generate_menu in it.

The Gentoo/x86 2005.0 Handbook now has additional information on configuring kernel modules.

A Portage Introduction has been extended with a section on Finding Installed Package Documentation.

The Virtual Mailhosting HOWTO has received some updates that make it accurate again for the latest versions of the used software.

The KDE Configuration Guide now has information on several separate KDE applications (for KDE >= 3.4's split ebuilds).

Of course, we shouldn't forget all the updates to the other guides, such as spelling and grammar fixes and bugfixes that were reported to Bugzilla.

An overview of all fixed bugreports since the last status update can be found on Gentoo's bugtracking system.

3.  Gentoo Documentation Policy

The Gentoo Documentation Project has had a big update on the documentation policy. It now contains more specific instructions on how to apply for Gentoo Documentation Developer status, including a documentation quiz which covers a magnificently ugly formatted document which needs some coding style love :)


Page updated May 29, 2005

Summary: Status report of the GDP project

Sven Vermeulen

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