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SubjectRe: [ANNOUNCE] mconfig 0.20 available
On Sat, Nov 17, 2001 at 09:56:51PM +1100, Keith Owens wrote:
> On Fri, 16 Nov 2001 17:38:40 +0100,
> Christoph Hellwig <hch@caldera.de> wrote:
> >The mconfig release 0.20 is now available.
> >
> >Mconfig is a tool to configure the linux kernel, similar to
> >make {menu,x,}config, but written in C and with a proper yacc
> >parser.
>
> Christoph, could you explain why this is being added now and how it
> compares to CML1 and/or CML2?

It's not added now - Michael started the development about 5 years ago,
in 1998 he stopped working on it. In 1999 or 2001 I started hacking on
it, only adding what I needed. Now I finally found the time to make a
formal release.
The tool mconfig parses CML1 rules, and does so _much_ more strictly
then any other parser.

> kbuild 2.[45] is completely agnostic about how .config and autoconf.h
> are built, the only requirement is that .config be internally
> consistent before it goes into the main build phase. I don't care how
> .config is built, but I do want to understand why another version of
> CML is being developed.

The current cml1 scripts are _very_ ugly, and even if cml2 makes it in
2.5 (yes, I don't like it - but I don't have to decide it..) kernels
using cml1 will be around for a long time.

Christoph

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Of course it doesn't work. We've performed a software upgrade.
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