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SubjectRe: Background to the argument about CML2 design philosophy
Wayne.Brown@altec.com <Wayne.Brown@altec.com>:
> Speaking from the perspective of a user of the CML tools, rather
> than as a developer, all I've been trying to say is this: When I
> type "make menuconfig" or "make oldconfig" in the future, I want to
> see the same interface and the same results that I've always seen,
> because it's always worked for me in the past.

Visual details will differ, but I've been careful about maintaining
functional compatibility. There was a phase of the development during
which I was mostly processing feature requests from people who wanted
features of the old system that I had not properly understood (such as
the NEW tag). That phase ended almost a month ago. Nobody who has
actually tried the CML2 tools more recently has reported that the UI
changes present any difficulty.

CML2 drops its configuration results in the same place, in the same
formats, as CML1. So you should in fact be able to type `make menuconfig'
and `make oldconfig' with good results. Have you actually tried this?
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even if these are successful in the first instance, enable the people to resist
and triumph over them."
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