Re: Javaconfig?

Arthur D. Jerijian (
Tue, 09 Jul 1996 02:29:55 GMT

I wasn't exactly something that'll make it into the source tree. :*)
I just wanted to present "yet another idea" that could be useful for
something like, say, a "web engine" for building a Linux kernel over
the Internet given the config parameters that the user wishes to set.
Have a look at for an example of this
phenomenon, except that they use a rather dated kernel (1.2.1). I
told them about this already and they said that they might upgrade
whenever they can afford time.


On Mon, 8 Jul 1996 11:08:16 -0400 (EDT), you wrote:

>> Hi,
>> I have an idea which might be suitable for configuring kernels over the
>> Web (see I think it would be really cool if kernel
>> configuration took place in the form of a Java applet, as in "make
>> javaconfig". How does this sound?
>> --Arthur

>Why not just write it in APL?

>I think all the kernel code should be kept as simple as possible.
>People are already complaining about kernel size too.

>There is nothing wrong with anybody writing a config script in
>any tongue they choose, but I don't think it should be distributed
>with the kernel source. Perhaps with the rest of the Java package?

>Andrew E. Mileski
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