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    SubjectRe: CML2 1.9.6 is available
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    On Wed, 12 Dec 2001 00:05:06 -0500, 
    "Eric S. Raymond" <esr@thyrsus.com> wrote:
    >Keith Owens <kaos@ocs.com.au>:
    >> One niggle, some strings for kuild 2.5 are longer than 30 characters,
    >> cml2 restricts the string length in make menuconfig. Only menuconfig
    >> has this restriction, not oldconfig nor xconfig. Can the limit be
    >> removed, or at least changed to $ROWS-n which would adjust to screen
    >> size?
    >
    >The only place I see a limit of 30 is in the query_popup function used
    >for querying for things like search strings, symbol names in the go-to
    >command, etc. in menuconfig.
    >
    >The answer is: maybe. The underlying problem here is that the prompt
    >string and the string editing area both eat screen width. 30 is about
    >the largest limit that doesn't blow up the configurator when combined
    >with the longest prompt strings.

    This works for me.

    --- cml2-1.9.6/cmlconfigure.py Sun Dec 9 19:27:31 2001
    +++ 2.4.16-kbuild-2.5/scripts/cmlconfigure.py Wed Dec 12 17:23:01 2001
    @@ -1009,7 +1009,7 @@

    def query_popup(self, prompt, initval=None):
    "Pop up a window to accept a string."
    - maxsymwidth = 30 # Constant
    + maxsymwidth = self.columns - len(prompt) - 2
    if initval and len(initval) > maxsymwidth:
    self.help_popup("PRESSANY", (lang["TOOLONG"],), beep=1)
    return initval
    Warning, that is my first bit of Python code (Oh no, now I'm
    contaminated too :-).

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