Re: Announcing CML2, a replacement for the kbuild system

From: David Weinehall (
Date: Fri May 26 2000 - 20:12:31 EST

On Sat, 27 May 2000, Alan Cox wrote:

> > I agree; why CAN'T we configure the linux kernel more like we do the
> > BSD ones? Their code and schema is very elegant and simple. And
> The BSD setup is not end user friendly. There is actually only one
> fundamental end user problem with our current setup. When a user says
> 'I want XYZ' it should turn on everything needed to get XYZ.

Of course, informing the user that it does so and *WHY* would be a good
idea too. Somewhat like dselect but without all the bugs and hassles
(dselect has a lot of them, hence I use apt-get instead.)

> If I hit my capture card option it should turn on i2c,
> video4linux,procfs, etc

Yup. Agreed... Then again, a thing I'd appreciate is something like
multiple configure universa. Thus, I could either choose a bus-view
(and be present by a hierarchy based on hardware) or a driver-type
(sorted on functionality) or a flat-view (alphabetical, for
instance) or... The possibilities are vast, but the complexities would
probably be overwhelming. I'd gladly be proven wrong here, though.

/David Weinehall
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