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Date:	Sat, 8 Sep 2007 10:43:57 +0200
From:	Sam Ravnborg <sam@...nborg.org>
To:	Randy Dunlap <randy.dunlap@...cle.com>
Cc:	Folkert van Heusden <folkert@...heusden.com>,
	linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: sata & scsi suggestion for make menuconfig

On Fri, Sep 07, 2007 at 08:35:22AM -0700, Randy Dunlap wrote:
> On Fri, 7 Sep 2007 14:48:00 +0200 Folkert van Heusden wrote:
> 
> > Hi,
> > 
> > Maybe it is a nice enhancement for make menuconfig to more explicitly
> > give a pop-up or so when someone selects for example a sata controller
> > while no 'scsi-disk' support was selected?
> 
> I know that it's difficult to get people to read docs & help text,
> and maybe it is needed in more places, but CONFIG_ATA (SATA/PATA)
> help text says:
> 
>   NOTE: ATA enables basic SCSI support; *however*,
>   'SCSI disk support', 'SCSI tape support', or
>   'SCSI CDROM support' may also be needed,
>   depending on your hardware configuration.
> 
> 
> A popup makes some sense, but I don't know if menuconfig knows how to
> do popup warnings... and it needs to be done for all *configs,
> not just menuconfig.
For menuconfig I would much rather see that it had an additional
window at the bottom displaying the help text for the active menu line.

Implementing support for a pop-up in the kconfig language seems to be a bit
off the purpose of the kconfig language.

	Sam
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