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SubjectRe: [PATCH 0/3] Link lxdialog with mconf directly
Dear diary, on Mon, Dec 12, 2005 at 08:14:22PM CET, I got a letter
where Sam Ravnborg <sam@ravnborg.org> said that...
> On Mon, Dec 12, 2005 at 01:41:59AM +0100, Petr Baudis wrote:
> > The following series revives one three years old patch, turning lxdialog
> > to a library and linking it directly to mconf, making menuconfig nicer and
> > things in general quite simpler and cleaner.
> >
> > The first two patches make slight adjustements to kbuild in order to make
> > liblxdialog possible. The third patch does the libification itself and
> > appropriate modifications to mconf.c.
>
> Why not just copy over relevant files to scripts/kconfig?
> Then no playing tricks with libaries etc. is needed, and everythings
> just works.
>
> It is only 8 files and prefixing them with lx* would make them
> stand out compared to the rest. It is not like there is any user planned
> for the lxdialog functionality in the kernel, and kconfig users outside
> the kernel I beleive copy lxdialog with rest of kconfig files.

Ok. I didn't want to pollute scripts/kconfig/ too much, but if it's ok
by you, I can do it that way. I will submit another series later in the
evening.

> Btw. the work you are doing are clashing with a general cleanup effort
> of lxdialog I have in -mm at the moment.
> I received only very limited feedback = looks ok.
> Integrating principles from your old patch was on my TODO list.

Do you mean the series you posted at Nov 21? Should I just rebase my
patches on top of that?

FWIW, the changes there look fine to me. I actually wanted to change the
indentation of the menus as well; it looks horrible especially in the
singlemenu mode.

> I have something in the works that uses linked list instead of a
> preallocated array, to keep the dynamic behaviour. I will probarly make
> a version with the linked list approach but otherwise use your changes
> to mconf.c. But it will take a few days until I get to it.

I can do it and include it in the updated series.

--
Petr "Pasky" Baudis
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