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

readable format.

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".

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