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From: DervishD <lkml@dervishd.net>
To: "Robert P. J. Day" <rpjday@mindspring.com>
Cc: Linux kernel mailing list <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: introducing conditional submenus in the config process?
Date: Fri, 9 Feb 2007 15:51:22 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20070209145122.GA11820@DervishD> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <Pine.LNX.4.64.0702090901500.5499@localhost.localdomain>

    Hi Robert :)

 * Robert P. J. Day <rpjday@mindspring.com> dixit:
> 
>   i brought this up a while back but nothing was finalized -- is there
>   sufficient value in being able to select or deselect entire submenus
>   of features without having to descend into that submenu first?

    Not that my opinion counts at all, but IMHO this is a VERY good
idea. OK, the kernel configuration system is not for the faint of heart
anyway, but doing it a bit more user-friendly is a good idea.

    Apart for user-friendlyness, which in itself is a good point, the
most important thing here is speed. Normally I have a base .config and I
work by adding/removing a couple of features, but being able to
deselect/select full submenus in just one checkbox is faster (and IMHO
less error prone, specially when your fingers fly across the keyboard)
than having to descend.

    Moreover, it adds a bit more of structure to the kernel
configuration. The first time it can be scary...

    So, I vote for that, even if my opinion doesn't count and I don't
have a vote. For me looks like a very good idea.

    Raúl Núñez de Arenas Coronado

-- 
Linux Registered User 88736 | http://www.dervishd.net
It's my PC and I'll cry if I want to... RAmen!

      reply	other threads:[~2007-02-10 10:18 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 2+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2007-02-09 14:10 Robert P. J. Day
2007-02-09 14:51 ` DervishD [this message]

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