Re: kernel config

Jim Lynch (
Sat, 22 Jul 1995 03:40:44 -0700 (PDT)

On Thu, 20 Jul 1995 wrote:

> > 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.

I agree. It seems to work OK.

> Proper documentation of the sources is more important, in my opinion. ;-)

I definitely agree! This is MUCH more important! I'd like to see uncompressed
source trees double in size with inline documentation alone!

-Jim Lynch aka enOne (