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SubjectRe: [RFC][PATCH] Make entries in the "Device drivers" menu individually selectable
On Mon, 18 Dec 2006, Stefan Richter wrote:

> Robert P. J. Day wrote:

> [...]
> > in any event, as i mentioned earlier, i'm just trying to find a
> > way to make the menu entries more obvious and more easily
> > selectable, without having to enter each submenu to see what it
> > represents.
> [...]
>
> Yes, this and the points you made in the other post are definitely
> valid.

this is a long-term suggestion, but the easiest solution might be to
introduce a new kbuild directive: "selectablemenu" or something like
that, with a form similar to:

=================
selectablemenu ISDN
bool "ISDN support"

config ...
config ...
config ...

endmenu
=================

the top level entry would be just a yes/no toggle as to whether you
want that support in general, and the internal entries would represent
the submenu and all of them would *automatically* depend on the top
config entry (in this case, ISDN). and the "help" entry could be
available from that top-level entry without having to enter the
submenu. as opposed to what you need to do now.

i'm guessing that structure would be sufficient for 90% of the
current menu layouts. just a thought.

rday
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