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SubjectRe: [PATCH][RFC] Create a top-level "Space-critical features" menu.
On Tue, 8 May 2007, Jan Engelhardt wrote:

>
> On May 8 2007 04:41, Robert P. J. Day wrote:
> >
> > in my opinion, the config option "EMBEDDED" is just plain silly. as
> >i mentioned earlier, there may be other reasons that people want to
> >de-activate normally selected features rather than just for strictly
> >embedded systems.
>
> Did not you want to make a patch row that expresses all your ideas, aka
> CONFIG_EXPERT
> CONFIG_ASKFORDETAILS (former CONFIG_EMBEDDED, e.g. "place in memory where
> kernel is loaded")
> CONFIG_OBSOLETE
> CONFIG_DEPRECATED
> etc.? :)

i hadn't actually considered *that* possibility, but the idea is sort
of what i had in mind -- a clear, top-level setting that, in one swell
foop, will change what's available throughout the tree. i think
that's the most intuitively clear way to do it.

rday

p.s. mostly, i just don't think labelling that selection with the
word "EMBEDDED" makes a lot of sense. who's to say that any given
feature should be de-selectable only on an embedded system?
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