Re: [KBUILD] Re: Announcing CML2, a replacement for the kbuild system

From: Kai Henningsen (
Date: Sun May 28 2000 - 06:33:00 EST (Riley Williams) wrote on 27.05.00 in <Pine.LNX.4.21.0005271419140.2428-100000@Consulate.UFP.CX>:

> >>> 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.
> >> 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.
> >> If I hit my capture card option it should turn on i2c,
> >> video4linux,procfs, etc
> > Which either means that the user doesn't ever see the
> > option to turn on i2c, video4linux, procfs, and that
> > behind the scenes those files are compiled and linked
> > appropriately.
> > Or, the options automatically turn on once you hit the
> > capture card option.
> More likely, "if something is selected that requires these
> options to be set a certain way, force them to that, else
> ask the user anyway".

Or, better:

"You just selected the video capture card option. This depends on the i2c,
video4linux, and procfs options, which are currently not selected.

Choose: (a) turn on the i2c, video4linux, and procfs options
           (b) turn off the video capture card option"

MfG Kai

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