+The PyPy project aims to produce a flexible and fast Python_
+implementation. This page documents the development of the PyPy
+project itself. If you don't know what PyPy is, consult the `PyPy
+website`_. If you just want to use PyPy, consult the `download`_ page
+and the :doc:`getting-started-python` documents. If you want to help
+develop PyPy -- keep reading!
+PyPy is written in a language called `RPython`_, which is suitable for
+writing dynamic language interpreters (and not much else). RPython is
+a subset of Python and is itself written in Python. If you'd like to
+learn more about RPython, `XXXX` should provide a
+**If you would like to contribute to PyPy**, please read :doc:`how to
+contribute <how-to-contribute>` first. PyPy's development style is somewhat different to
+that of many other software projects and it often surprises
+newcomers. What is **not** necessary is an academic background from
+university in writing compilers -- much of it does not apply to PyPy
+All of the documentation and source code is available under the MIT license,
+unless otherwise specified. Consult :source:`LICENSE`.
+.. _Python: http://python.org/
+.. _download: http://pypy.org/download.html
+.. _PyPy website: http://pypy.org/
+.. _RPython: http://rpython.readthedocs.org/
+Index of various topics:
+* :doc:`getting-started`: how to install and run the PyPy Python interpreter
+* :doc:`FAQ <faq>`: some frequently asked questions.
+* `Release 2.0`_: the latest official release
+* `PyPy Blog`_: news and status info about PyPy
+* :doc:`Papers <extradoc>`: Academic papers, talks, and related projects
+* `speed.pypy.org`_: Daily benchmarks of how fast PyPy is
+* :doc:`project-ideas`: In case you want to get your feet wet...
+* :doc:`More stuff <project-documentation>`: this is a collection of documentation that's there, but not
+.. _PyPy blog: http://morepypy.blogspot.com/
+.. _Release 2.0: http://pypy.org/download.html
+.. _speed.pypy.org: http://speed.pypy.org
+Documentation for the PyPy Python Interpreter
+New features of PyPy's Python Interpreter and
+ * :doc:`cpython_differences`
+ * :doc:`objspace-proxies` - transparent proxy documentation
+ * :doc:`Continulets and greenlets <stackless>` - documentation about stackless features
+ * :doc:`Garbage collection environment variables <gc_info>`
+Mailing lists, bug tracker, IRC channel
+* `Development mailing list`_: development and conceptual
+* `Mercurial commit mailing list`_: updates to code and
+* `Development bug/feature tracker`_: filing bugs and feature requests.
+* **IRC channel #pypy on freenode**: Many of the core developers are hanging out
+ at #pypy on irc.freenode.net. You are welcome to join and ask questions
+ (if they are not already developed in the :doc:`FAQ <faq>`).
+ You can find logs of the channel here_.
+.. _development mailing list: http://python.org/mailman/listinfo/pypy-dev
+.. _Mercurial commit mailing list: http://python.org/mailman/listinfo/pypy-commit
+.. _development bug/feature tracker: https://bugs.pypy.org
+.. _here: http://tismerysoft.de/pypy/irc-logs/pypy
+The PyPy developers are organizing sprints and presenting results at
+conferences all year round. They will be happy to meet in person with
+anyone interested in the project. Watch out for sprint announcements
+on the `development mailing list`_.