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SubjectRe: Configure.help i18n system
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Linus Torvalds <torvalds@transmeta.com> said:
> [ Kernel mailing list added to Cc ]
> On Thu, 7 Jun 2001, Keitaro Yosimura wrote:
> > Configure.help i18n system is the thing which uses MD5 SUM of the text
> > of the text as a key, and calls suitable data to the present language
> > setup (it judges from an environment variable).

[...]

> So I wonder if the Configure.help text should not possibly be even _more_
> distributed than just splitting it up into different files. It might very
> well be acceptable to actually distribute it over the net (and have just a
> mapping of config options into www-addresses or something).

I usually don't have a connection to the 'net when configuring a kernel...
and most people are like this, 24/7 Internet connections are still somewhat
of a rarity around here (and this country is "advanced" net-wise by non-US
standards). Plus adds the bloat of a browser to the configury.
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