To document and provide accurate and detailed and specific information
about the portage package management system, its differences compared
to other systems, its benefits, its inherent problems and works in
To elaborate on the kernel setup for gentoo linux and necessary
components described in detail to give the common user more
information on the inner workings of the gentoo system.
Provide information on optimization. For example the gcc compiler and
its cflags (optimization flags) and how they can
benefit the end user regard to speed and stability in a consistently
Allow the user to find all documentation in on concise book rather than
50 or even more how-to's and eliminate the tedious task of searching
around dejanews and many forums.
Our end goal is to be comparativly as good and even better as the
FreeBSD hand book, with intimate knowlege of gentoo, its features,
its internal structure, future developments and speciality's regarding
With the aid of gentoo developers this book should fill all posible
fields of knowlege regarding the gentoo linux operating system and
its unique portage technology.
Currently we are in the process of developing the documentation on a
level which is suitable for the newbie (freshling to linux) and the
die hard advanced *nix user.
The need for this list is a effort to coordinate, streamline and
centralise the information flow in the developement documents. The need
for centralised input within our small starting community is big and
starting to grow out of manageble proportions seeing as we have
editors ranging from all the continents of the world.
Our documentation is based on the XML technology. The documentation
will ultimately be "The Gentoo Bible".