Re: Announcing CML2, a replacement for the kbuild system

From: Felix von Leitner (
Date: Thu May 25 2000 - 11:53:59 EST

> > I will not install python to be able to compile my kernel.
> > And bloating the kernel by several hundred K to link in some python byte
> > code interpreter is just as bad.
> What on earth are you smoking. Python is used to configure the kernel not
> compiled into it.

I was talking about the kernel source tree.

> > Right now it is difficult enough to direct a naive user to some obscure
> > kernel option that I want him to set.
> You give the CONFIG_ name. That is constant across the various string sets

Have you ever tried to direct an NT admin over the phone how to compile
a kernel? It is difficult enough without having to tell him how to use

> > Experiences with SuSE have shown that internationalization makes bug
> > reports much more difficult and causes a great deal of confusion.
> And had SuSE stuck to German only nobody would have heard of them. You can't
> expect everyone to be happy in English. Deal with it. Make sure the CONFIG_
> names are constant across translation and visible and the rest can be dealt
> with.

Well, they aren't visible.


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