Re: CML2 1.9.6 is available

From: Keith Owens (
Date: Wed Dec 12 2001 - 01:32:05 EST

On Wed, 12 Dec 2001 00:05:06 -0500,
"Eric S. Raymond" <> wrote:
>Keith Owens <>:
>> One niggle, some strings for kuild 2.5 are longer than 30 characters,
>> cml2 restricts the string length in make menuconfig. Only menuconfig
>> has this restriction, not oldconfig nor xconfig. Can the limit be
>> removed, or at least changed to $ROWS-n which would adjust to screen
>> size?
>The only place I see a limit of 30 is in the query_popup function used
>for querying for things like search strings, symbol names in the go-to
>command, etc. in menuconfig.
>The answer is: maybe. The underlying problem here is that the prompt
>string and the string editing area both eat screen width. 30 is about
>the largest limit that doesn't blow up the configurator when combined
>with the longest prompt strings.

This works for me.

--- cml2-1.9.6/ Sun Dec 9 19:27:31 2001
+++ 2.4.16-kbuild-2.5/scripts/ Wed Dec 12 17:23:01 2001
@@ -1009,7 +1009,7 @@
     def query_popup(self, prompt, initval=None):
         "Pop up a window to accept a string."
- maxsymwidth = 30 # Constant
+ maxsymwidth = self.columns - len(prompt) - 2
         if initval and len(initval) > maxsymwidth:
             self.help_popup("PRESSANY", (lang["TOOLONG"],), beep=1)
             return initval

Warning, that is my first bit of Python code (Oh no, now I'm
contaminated too :-).

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