Tools for the work as proxied maintainer

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Document your Gentoo knowledge

app-emacs/org-mode or x11-misc/zim will help you to accumulate your knowledge fast and find everything quickly later.

Compare and merge ebuilds (diff)

GUIs like dev-util/meld and command line tools like app-misc/colordiff or dev-util/imediff2 help to compare ebuilds.

Testing ebuilds

Every proxied maintainer has to test packages before committing them a test environment can be useful.