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SubjectRe: why the new config process is a *big* step backwards
On Mon, 13 Jan 2003, Tomas Szepe wrote:

> Robert,
>
> please study scripts/kconfig/*, not how one particular frontend is.
> The new kernel configurator is actually a big improvement over the
> traditional stuff we used to have up to 2.4. Okay, it is a fact that
> xconfig is far from great, but that doesn't matter -- the important
> thing is Kconfig provides a clean, generic system for the actual kernel
> configuration. As I already pointed out a fortnight ago or so, the
> only config frontend likely to stay in linux.tar in the long run is
> menuconfig, serving as a reference to userland people who are certain
> to come up with heaps of different Kconfig frontends (that is when
> 2.6 ships I guess).
>
> If you need a nifty graphical frontend right away, I suggest you
> go ahead and write the first off-tree xconfig.

ok, point taken. i'll take a look at it, thanks.

rday

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