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Project Sunrise (also known as the Sunrise Overlay) used to provide a user-maintained overlay of good quality packages not in the Gentoo ebuild repository. The project has been discontinued; this page serves as a memorial for it.

Alternatives to Sunrise

Sunrise was mostly superseded by the Proxy Maintainers project which allows users to maintain packages directly in the Gentoo repository. If you'd like to submit new packages, or revive some packages from Sunrise, please see the proxy-maint user guide.

It is also possible to maintain the packages in your own repository. There were a few repositories with the purpose of collecting various 'beta-quality' packages with more or less open access over time. However, none of them reached the status of an official project or really wide audience.

Some of the Gentoo projects also have their own repositories in which they work along with users. For example, this is the workflow used by the Science project (in sci repository).

Resources of the Sunrise project

The Sunrise project repository is kept open for use of users and developers. It still holds a few packages that are not in Gentoo. However, please note that those packages are usually outdated and may not work at all. The ebuilds mostly serve as a base for users who wish to take them over and maintain their own versions.

There is also some left-over documentation. However, note that some of it is outdated and/or describes Sunrise-specific practices and policies that are not uniformly agreed upon by Gentoo developers. The documentation includes:


If you need to query about the Sunrise project, you can either use the old project mail or join the #gentoo-sunrise channal. The following past project members are available for help: