Re: [RFC] Simplifying kernel configuration for distro issues

From: David Greaves
Date: Sun Jul 22 2012 - 16:29:43 EST

On 18/07/12 10:55, Tom Gundersen wrote:
> Linus,
>> The point I'm slowly getting to is that I would actually love to have
>> *distro* Kconfig-files, where the distribution would be able to say
>> "These are the minimums I *require* to work". So we'd have a "Distro"
>> submenu, where you could pick the distro(s) you use, and then pick
>> which release, and we'd have something like
> As someone working on one of the smaller distributions (Arch), I think
> it would be even better if rather than having "distro" entries, we'd
> have "application" entries. I.e., entries for applications that have
> specific kernel requirements/suggestions (udev, systemd, upstart,
> bootchart, pulseaudio, networkmanager, etc). If applications have soft
> requirements, they could have sub-entries explaining the benefit of
> enabling each.

Also coming from a 'very small distro' position; I had this problem a few months
ago... my solution was this:

So I'd appreciate something very much along the lines of what various low-level
services need and why since that way we can share work between distros and
package maintainers and offer this kind of ability to our users too.


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