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SubjectRe: Disgusted with kbuild developers
Rob Landley <landley@trommello.org>:
> On Friday 15 February 2002 05:04 pm, Eric S. Raymond wrote:
>
> > Solutions that involve me doing an arbitrary and increasing amount of
> > hand-hacking on every release are right out.
>
> Um, Eric? Isn't that what being a maintainer basically means?

The problem isn't that I'm not willing to work hard. I am. It's that
the level of handhacking has to be controlled below the threshold that
makes it impossible.

> Back up a bit. What would be the most minimal, stripped-down version of CML2
> you could write? No eye candy, no complications, no autoconfigurator, no
> tree view, no frozen symbols. Just solving the core problem of configuring
> 2.5 in a more flexible and less buggy way than CML1, with the three
> interfaces (oldconfig, menuconfig, xconfig) we've got now.

The big problem isn't the code transition. It's the rulebase transition.
--
<a href="http://www.tuxedo.org/~esr/">Eric S. Raymond</a>
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