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A location where I keep articles that are works-in-progress (unpublished). They'll get written eventually...

Draft articles

Desktop environments


Computer Operating System Main Interface Components


Primers are designed to provide detailed overviews and answers to concepts of a limited scope. For example, the Gentoo Developer Primer is designed to be a 'master overview' of many (sometimes optional) steps a developer must take to quickly familiarize themself with the many faucets of developer resources. It attempts to explain where and how to setup developer accounts on official Gentoo infrastructure, software tools to help accomplish general tasks such as communication, and suggestions on password management utilities and shells.

Gentoo development


  • DevOps primer - A guide to configuring your Linux system to be used as a DevOps command station.



There needs to be a Meta article that defines and explains the concept of how the 'meta' is used within the Gentoo project ecosystem.

Handbook enhancements



Digital Survival

  • cjdns - Encrypted IPv6 mesh network software.
  • Sourcehut - A suite of software development web applications.
  • Nextcloud - A free, open source cloud suite.


General articles

  • os-prober - Enhancement scripts for GRUB that enables automatic detection of bootable operating systems.
  • Skinny Gentoo - An article that tracks various techniques for making Gentoo consume less disk space (shrinking the size of Gentoo).
  • Firezone - WireGuard-based VPN software.
  • Headscale - WireGuard self-hosted Tailscale control server.
  • Nitrokey - Instructions for Gentoo devs on using Nitrokeys for Gentoo development.
  • NILFS - A new implementation of a log structured filesystem for Linux.
  • OpenVAS - An open source vulnerability scanner.
  • taskd - The server part of a command-line todo list manager.
  • GlusterFS - A scalable network filesystem.
  • GNU make - One of the original build systems. Standard tool to compile source trees.
  • eCryptfs - The enterprise cryptographic filesystem for Linux.
  • Tripwire - An open source file integrity checker and IDS.
  • CRIU - A utility to checkpoint/restore a process tree.
  • fprint - A service to access fingerprint readers.
  • iozone - A filesystem benchmarking program with lots of options.
  • CMake - A Cross platform Make tool.
  • Salt - A remote execution and configuration manager.
  • Elf Utils - Libraries and utilities to handle ELF objects (a drop in replacement for libelf).
  • Raspberry Pi 2 - An article that explains how to install Gentoo on the Raspberry Pi 2.
  • automake - GNU's build system. Used in many projects for efficient compiling.
  • Kernel hacking - An article on developing the Linux kernel with a Gentoo base.
  • kexec - A set of kernel hacking tools for the Linux kernel.
  • File POSIX Capabilities - An article on getcap and setcap and other related goodies.
  • Catalyst Guide - Explains how to use Catalyst...details included.
  • Gentoo Wallpapers - An article on where to find Gentoo wallpapers.
  • GParted - GNOME's partition editor.
  • rspamd - An advanced spam filtering system and email processing framework written in C and Lua.

Gentoo developer tools


  • ffcast - Record screencasts using ffmpeg.
  • recordmydesktop - A desktop session recorder producing OGG video/audio files.


  • top - A utility that displays Linux processes.
  • atop - A top-like interactive monitor that displays load on the Linux system.
  • serf - Service orchestration and management tool.


Hardware testing

  • stress - A tool to stress test system hardware.
  • stress-ng - A "next generation" stress tool designed to test system hardware.
  • Phoronix Test Suite - An open source benchmarking suite.

My software

  • stager - The perfect installer for Gentoo.
  • gibam - Gentoo image builder and maintainer.
  • kaudit - A python powered auditor for the Linux kernel.
  • gencache - Like aptcache, but for Gentoo.
  • gums - Gentoo update management system.

Abandoned drafts

This section contains a list of draft articles I'm no longer interested in writing. If anyone has interest, please move the article to your userspace to finish and, when it's ready, publish to the main namespace.