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SubjectRe: CML2 1.1.1, wiuth experimental fast mode
At 04:45 15/04/2001, Eric S. Raymond wrote:
>Release 1.1.1: Sat Apr 14 23:41:34 EDT 2001
> * The old menuconfig shortcut that 'm' in a boolean entry field
> sets 'y' is now implemented.
> * Simplified color scheme.

Much better now! make xconfig still seems to be the old way (hadn't tried
it before)? - At least I get two shades of green. The lighter one is
completely unreadable on the silver background. Could I suggest to get rid
of the light/dark green distinction altogether, do it like the new
menuconfig colors, they are much improved now. - Also removing the N and
replacing M by m has improved readability by a long way. (-:

> * Added fast-mode command to suppress side-effect computation
> on slow machines.
>I'd appreciate it if some of you with slow machines would try running
>with fast mode on and seeing if that addresses the sluggishness.

On my Pentium 133S with fastmode I get a more than 2 fold increase in speed
and it feels a lot more usable. Still have to wait between key presses but
it is better than before.

I also tried this on a Dual Celeron 450. Speed is fine but you can still
feel that something is happening in between the key press and it taking
effect. fastmode doesn't make much difference that I could feel there.

One general note: scrolling between entries (up/down arrow) seems slower
than it should be. It is noticeable when you want to scroll several entries
at once and hit an arrow key quickly several times in succession. Perhaps
the action taken after reaching an entry could be delayed until the next
key press and only then when it is not one of the move to next/prev option
ones? That should make moving up/down instantaneous like in the old (cml1)
menuconfig. But then I have no idea how cml2 works so maybe my suggestion
is bogus...

Keep up the good work. You are on the right track. (-:

Best regards,


Anton Altaparmakov <aia21 at> (replace at with @)
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