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SubjectRe: sata & scsi suggestion for make menuconfig
Randy Dunlap wrote:
> On Fri, 7 Sep 2007 14:48:00 +0200 Folkert van Heusden wrote:
>
>
>> Hi,
>>
>> Maybe it is a nice enhancement for make menuconfig to more explicitly
>> give a pop-up or so when someone selects for example a sata controller
>> while no 'scsi-disk' support was selected?
>>
>
> I know that it's difficult to get people to read docs & help text,
> and maybe it is needed in more places, but CONFIG_ATA (SATA/PATA)
> help text says:
>
> NOTE: ATA enables basic SCSI support; *however*,
> 'SCSI disk support', 'SCSI tape support', or
> 'SCSI CDROM support' may also be needed,
> depending on your hardware configuration.
>
>
> A popup makes some sense, but I don't know if menuconfig knows how to
> do popup warnings... and it needs to be done for all *configs,
> not just menuconfig.
>
A popup hardly ever makes sense - popups generally are a
bad user interface. The user will have to dismiss the popup -
every time - whether he needs the warning or not.

But feel free to print a warning somewhere, such as a
status line. The warning itself is useful, but not something
we will have to dismiss in order to go on with the job.

Helge Hafting



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