|Gentoo Documentation Project|
|Description||The Gentoo Documentation Project (GDP) is responsible for the creation and maintenance of all general Gentoo documentation.|
|Parent Project||Gentoo Linux|
The Gentoo Documentation Project was formed to address the need of complete documentation for Gentoo. In doing so, the GDP team is committed to the creation and maintenance of clear, concise, and original documentation. We will protect our users and developers by the use of free and open licensing on all documentation. The GDP is committed to remaining a free and open project, and will abide by the Social Contract set forth by the Gentoo Project.
Resources offered by the Documentation project are:
- Gentoo Featured Documentation
- Documentation edited, authored or reviewed by the documentation team and featured on the wiki
- Gentoo Documentation Policy
- General documentation development policy for Gentoo
- Tips and Tricks for Documentation Development
- Overview of various documentation development tips and tricks (for GuideXML development)
- GuideXML Guide
- Gentoo GuideXML syntax tutorial
- How to install Gorg
- Gorg, or Gentoo.org, is a Ruby script used to render GuideXML as HTML. This document explains how to install it locally.
- TODO List
- Future roadmap of the documentation project
The following documents are no longer necessary, but are kept around for future reference.
- Handbook Release Guide
- Steps used to create a new handbook for Gentoo releases
The Gentoo Documentation Project makes intensive use of the firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list. On this mailing list discussions about documentation, subprojects, translations and more pass by.
To subscribe to this mailing list, send an empty e-mail to email@example.com. Once subscribed you can post to it by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. To unsubscribe from the list, send an empty e-mail to email@example.com. There is also an online archive on news.gmane.org .
To participate in the Gentoo Documentation Project first join the mailing list at firstname.lastname@example.org. Then ask if there are plans to support something that you are interested in, propose a new subproject that you are interested in, or choose one of the planned subprojects to work on. You may talk to the developers and users in the IRC channel #gentoo-doc on irc.freenode.net for more information or just to chat about the project or any subprojects. If you don't have the ability to actively help by contributing work we will always need editors to maintain the quality and accuracy of the overall product. All development, editing, and productive comments and feedback will be greatly appreciated.