Re: kernel config
Thu, 20 Jul 1995 13:56:21 -0400 (EDT)

> It seems that many people want to change the way the kernel is
> compiled, but nobody can find a good solution. A new config
> program _must_ be supported by Linus because anything else will
> not be kept in sync with the kernel.


> Some ideas:
> All the adjustable defines are kept in a database. Each define is
> classified with cross-references, dependencies, and options. This
> is so that different config programs can have different menu systems,
> yet be (mostly) independent of the kernel version.

And what format shall this take? It needs to be parsable from sh using
only expr, sed, and awk.

> Help is stored in a separate file. Each define gets a paragraph.
> The DOS 5 help file format is simple to use

Um, shouldn't we use something flexible that meets our needs rather
than somebody else's?

> This needs to be done in 1.3.x really soon.

Maybe. I'm not convinced the configuration is that badly broken.
Proper documentation of the sources is more important, in my opinion. ;-)

   - David A. Holland             | Peer pressure (n.): The force from the    | eyeballs of everybody watching you.