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    SubjectRe: WANTED: kernel projects for CS students
    On Sun, 14 October 2007 19:01:28 -0400, Rik van Riel wrote:
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    > If you have ideas on what projects would be useful, please add them
    > to this page (or email me):

    Maybe this:

    Allow removal of select from Kconfig files

    Difficulty: 4

    Many config options depend on other options is unrelated submenus. As a
    result, people have complained about not being able to select the
    desired option because they finding all dependencies is too complicated.
    Select solves this problem and creates a near-identical new one. Now it
    is just as hard to turn some options _off_ as it was before to turn
    others _on_.

    The solution would be to have smarter tools that give the user
    information roughly like this:
    [ ] CONFIG_FOO
    If you enable this option, you will also enable CONFIG_BAR.
    Or :
    [x] CONFIG_BAR
    If you disable this option you will also disable CONFIG_FOO
    and CONFIG_FOO2.

    Difficulty is somewhat increased by the number of tools that require
    such functionality. Support for xconfig and menuconfig appears to have
    priority as those users have a harder time grepping the kernel.

    Jörn

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