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SubjectRe: CML2 design philosophy heads-up
>    (a) Back off the capability approach.  That is, accept that
> people doing configuration are going to explicitly and
> exhaustively specify low-level hardware.


> I don't want to do (a); it conflicts with my design objective of
> simplifying configuration enough that Aunt Tillie can do it. I won't
> do that unless I see a strong consensus that it's the only Right Thing.

Aunt Tillie doesn't even know what a kernel is, nor does she want to. I
it's fair to assume that people who configure and compile their own
(as opposed to using the distribution supplied ones) know what they are

Or at least make something like a "Expert level" question as first
question, so
that people who DO know what they are doing can select the options they
Going from "make config" (which has a scary interface for novice users,
to "vi" is NOT progress.

Arjan van de Ven
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