Re: [kbuild-devel] Re: linux kernel conf 0.8

From: Roman Zippel (
Date: Wed Oct 09 2002 - 10:14:11 EST


On Wed, 9 Oct 2002, J.A. Magallon wrote:

> >stick with TCL/TK, like xconfig currently uses ?
> >or is it not sufficient? or just too ugly?
> >
> What is linux kernel conf written in ?
> - perl: use perl-gtk (I think there is also a perl-qt)
> - python: use py-gtk...
> Use whatever the language gives. I never undestook why use tcl/tk
> on a perl/python config system.

With the exception of the X interface everything is in C, what makes it
difficult to use script languages, one always needs some extra development
package installed. That's the main reason for creating a library backend,
a lot can already be packaged by distributions and only the library needs
to be built from the current kernel.

bye, Roman

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