Eric Raymond: Kernel configuration. It's not just a job, it's an adventure!
Jun 19, 2001, 05:45 (23 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Eric S. Raymond)
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Prompted to make the new kernel configuration tool, CML2, a
better fit for "serious, hard-core hackers," Eric Raymond has
concocted an interface style that starts something like this:
"Welcome to CML2 Adventure, version 1.6.1.
You are in a maze of twisty little Linux kernel options menus, all different.
The main room. A sign reads `Linux Kernel Configuration System'.
Passages lead off in all directions."
The arch room. A sign reads `Processor type'.
A passage leads upwards.
Choose your processor architecture.
A brass lantern is here.
There is a row of buttons on the wall of this room. They read:
X86, ALPHA, SPARC32, SPARC64, MIPS32, MIPS64, PPC, M68K, ARM, SUPERH, IA64, PARISC, S390, S390X, CRIS
The button marked X86 is pressed.