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SubjectRe: Bloat thread...
On Tue, 2 Feb 1999, Arvind Sankar wrote:

> > Developing a web front-end with the functionality of "make xconfig"
> > would be a pretty trivial project. I would be great to have a webserver
> > that would
> > allow building custom kernels and archive the configurations that are
> > built.
>
> mm. I'm trying to do a front-end, and I can see one problem. The current
> config scripts are meant to be interpreted rather than compiled. As of now,
> all the constructs _can_ be compiled eg to create a web form. However, since the
> linus tree is not guaranteed to maintain this behaviour, this might become
> false in the future. I _don't_ want to use javascript etc to do the config
> because if you can run netscape with java on ur machine, u can probably compile
> a kernel anyway. Need a front end that can be accessed with lynx. Alternative
> is to use telnet with shell=make config.
Why don't you use PHP3 to generate the front-end?

marek


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