The content below is outdated (formerly Gentoo KISS'ed)!
Gentoo is a great distribution and I like it really. Nevertheless it is a distribution for a wide area of users. Thus it doesn't fit my needs always. Switching to another distribution will only change the kind of caveats. Creating an individual distribution like a mayfly isn't an alternative too. Beside it would fragment the market further w/o improvements for the user. I used Linux from Scratch for a while before I switched to Gentoo many years ago. The maintenance effort was simply to high. At least the decision was to improve Gentoo w/o breaking the core system.
Gentoo KISS'd is NOT a distribution - it's an extension to the standard Gentoo system only!
Therefore some rules were defined:
At the beginning there was a wrapper around
etc-update   only. As it was grown, a project “Gentoo r-tools” was founded. Later on it was re-organized and renamed, now the project calls qrtools. It consists of two parts: a portage overlay named qrtools and a set of utilities, available as ebuild(s) in the overlay (category: qrt-base).
To prevent misunderstandings readers should be aware of some naming conventions used through the whole website: