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SubjectRe: Disgusted with kbuild developers
On Sat, 16 Feb 2002, Michal Jaegermann wrote:

> I also cannot help not to notice that the previous bit flare-up about
> CML2 on lkml was quelled to a great extent when somebody annouced that
> he is rewriting required tools in C. I had an impression that most
> people then shrugged "Ok, so Eric will prototope in whatever he feels
> comfortable with, we will have something acceptable later and we will
> see how this works". Now it turns out the the project got abandoned so
> a requirement for a huge blob of a language (as opposed to Python 1.5
> which is quite smaller), which most developers do not have or need for
> anything else, is still there. Hm..., smells very backdoor even if
> it was not intended that way.

I recall there has been a complete patch set to make CML2 work with
Python 1.5.2, if the two (2) in "Python 2" is your concern. The archives
should tell us more.

(I'm not jumping into the other part of your mail on Python vs. Red Hat
configurator bugs because I don't know that particular tool and didn't
review its internal design.)

Matthias Andree

"They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary
safety deserve neither liberty nor safety." Benjamin Franklin
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