kconfig-frontends- release

From: Yann E. MORIN
Date: Tue Feb 19 2013 - 17:14:27 EST

Hello All!

I'm pleased to announce the release of kconfig-frontends!
Go download it there:

The kconfig-frontends package provides the kconfig parser, as well as all the
kconfig frontends and utilities, packaged using the traditional autotools, so
the kconfig infrastructure is easy to deploy, either locally or system-wide.

What's new since
- some huge cleanups to the auto-tools infrastructure, kindly
suggested and mentored by Jan Engelhardt
- there was no kconfig changes in 3.8

This release marks the first anniversary at maintaining this project. It
has been fun, and I learnt quite a bit since the first announcement here,
roughly one year ago [0].

The first release, 3.3.0-0, has been covered [1] by LWN.net (Hello! :-) ),
and I'm quite proud of such an achievement!

Work on kconfig-frontends would not have been so easy without the works of
the many kernel contributors, and I'd like to take the opportunity to thank
you all for your amazing work!

So, time has come to lay out the plans for the future:
- continue to release as soon as possible after each kernel release:
this has proved to be challenging at times, when there are agenda
conflicts (kernel release during holidays, or just before a conference)
but is globally manageable;

- migrate the repository from Hg to git (on-going) ;-)
being a noob at git at the time I spawned kconfig-frontends, I used
the tools I knew how to use at the time, in order not to bust the
repository. Hg has proved to do the job well for me, but now that I'm
up to speed with git, time has come for a switch;

- present (lightning-talk-like) the project at a conference
I'm self-funded, so will concentrate on Europe (and specifically,
France and neighbouring countries). Not too sure which conference
for now. Any help chosing? ;-)

As a reminder, the home for kconfig-frontends is:

And the repository can be browsed or hg-cloned from:

kconfig-frontends is not meant to replace the in-tree Linux kconfig, but
really targets third-party projects that want an easy path to following
the evolution of kconfig, without the burden to manually synchronise from
the Linux kernel source tree.

Any comment, any feedback, any patch is welcome! ;-)

[0] http://marc.info/?l=linux-kbuild&m=132753216310722
[1] https://lwn.net/Articles/487487/

Yann E. MORIN.

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