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Gentoo Linux Enhancement Proposals
Description The GLEP project manages Gentoo Linux Enhancement Proposals.
Parent Project Gentoo Linux
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The GLEP project solicits, collects, maintains, and shepherds proposals for substantially enhancing Gentoo Linux. Any user or developer may construct and submit a GLEP for consideration by the GLEP editors. Because GLEPs may only be modified by GLEP editors, they constitute a permanent record of proposals designed to enhance Gentoo Linux.

For more information, see GLEP 1 and GLEP 2.


Implemented GLEPs (Final or Active)

GLEP Number Type Status Title
1 Informational Active GLEP Purpose and Guidelines
2 Informational Active Sample Wiki Markup GLEP Template
6 Standards Track Final Gentoo Linux monthly bug day
7 Standards Track Final New ombudsman position
8 Standards Track Final Adopt-A-Developer
11 Standards Track Final Web Application Installation
13 Standards Track Final Providing the users with a Gentoo Handbook
21 Standards Track Final User-defined Package Sets
22 Standards Track Final New "keyword" system to incorporate various userlands/kernels/archs
23 Standards Track Final Handling of ACCEPT_LICENSE
28 Informational Final "Expiration" of inactive GLEPs
30 Standards Track Final "Planet Gentoo" web log aggregator
31 Standards Track Final Character Sets for Portage Tree Items
34 Standards Track Final Per-Category metadata.xml Files
36 Standards Track Final Subversion/CVS for Gentoo Hosted Projects
38 Informational Final Status of forum moderators in the Gentoo project
39 Informational Final An "old-school" metastructure proposal with "boot for being a slacker"
40 Standards Track Final Standardizing "arch" keywording across all archs.
42 Standards Track Final Critical News Reporting
43 Informational Final GLEP File Hosting
44 Standards Track Final Manifest2 format
46 Standards Track Final Allow upstream tags in metadata.xml
48 Standards Track Final QA Team's Role and Purpose
53 Standards Track Final Keywording scheme
56 Standards Track Final USE flag descriptions in metadata
57 Informational Final Security of distribution of Gentoo software - Overview
63 Standards Track Final Gentoo GPG key policies
64 Standards Track Final Export Package Manager cached information

Accepted but not implemented GLEPs (Accepted)

GLEP Number Type Status Title
14 Standards Track Accepted security updates based on GLSA
15 Standards Track Accepted Gentoo Script Repository
20 Standards Track Accepted /srv - Services Home Directory Support
27 Standards Track Accepted Portage Management of UIDs/GIDs

Draft GLEPs (Drafts)

GLEP Number Type Status Title
58 Standards Track Draft Security of distribution of Gentoo software - Infrastructure to User distribution - MetaManifest
59 Standards Track Draft Manifest2 hash policies and security implications
60 Standards Track Draft Manifest2 filetypes
61 Standards Track Draft Manifest2 compression
62 Standards Track Draft Optional runtime dependencies via runtime-switchable USE flags
65 Standards Track Draft Post-install QA checks

Deferred, Rejected, Withdrawn, or Moribund GLEPs

GLEP Number Type Status Title
3 Standards Track Deferred Ebuild maintainter extension GLEP
4 Informational Replaced Gentoo top-level management structure proposal
5 Standards Track Deferred Extending metadata.xml
9 Standards Track Deferred Gentoo Package Update System
10 Informational Deferred Localized Gentoo Sites
12 Standards Track Rejected Finger Daemon
16 Standards Track Deferred Gentoo Menu System
17 Standards Track Deferred Resolution for Aging EBuilds
18 Standards Track Deferred Gentoo Bimonthly Publication
19 Standards Track Withdrawn Gentoo Stable Portage Tree
24 Standards Track Deferred Consistent Gentoo tool naming scheme
25 Standards Track Deferred Distfile Patching Support
26 Standards Track Deferred Handling kernels with portage
29 Standards Track Withdrawn USE flag groups
32 Standards Track Deferred Maildir Location
33 Standards Track Deferred Eclass Restructure/Redesign
35 Standards Track Deferred Automated consistency check for ebuilds
37 Standards Track Deferred Virtuals Deprecation
41 Standards Track Rejected Making Arch Testers official Gentoo Staff
45 Informational Deferred GLEP date format
47 Standards Track Rejected Creating 'safe' environment variables
49 Standards Track Rejected Alternative Package Manager requirements
50 Standards Track Rejected Supporting alternative package managers
51 Standards Track Withdrawn Gentoo Knowledge Base
52 Standards Track Withdrawn RESTRICT=unattended
54 Standards Track Deferred scm package version suffix
55 Standards Track Rejected Use EAPI-suffixed ebuilds (.ebuild-EAPI)