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Date:	Thu, 19 Jul 2007 05:25:30 -0400 (EDT)
From:	"Robert P. J. Day" <>
To:	Stefan Richter <>
cc:	Adrian Bunk <>, Jeff Garzik <>,
	Randy Dunlap <>,
	Gabriel C <>,
	Linux Kernel Mailing List <>,
Subject: Re: [PATCH] net/, drivers/net/ , missing EXPERIMENTAL in menus

On Thu, 19 Jul 2007, Stefan Richter wrote:

> Robert P. J. Day wrote:
> > On Thu, 19 Jul 2007, Adrian Bunk wrote:
> >
> > ...
> >> I would consider it more ugly to special case this and that in the
> >> kconfig code when plain dependencies already offer exactly the same
> >> functionality...
> >
> > well, this is the *third* time i've proposed adding this kind of
> > feature so, at this point, i've really given up caring about it.  if
> > someone wants to do this, have at it.  i have better things to do than
> > to keep suggesting it and getting nowhere with it.
> For better or worse, it can often be observed that feature requests
> don't set anything in motion until a first patch is sent.  Even a
> patch that is far from perfect can get things going really quickly.
> (If the requested feature makes sense to other people.)

i *did* submit a preliminary patch once upon a time, and it
(predictably) went nowhere.  so, if someone else wants to pick this up
and do something with it, you have my blessing.  life's too short to
keep wasting time on this.

Robert P. J. Day
Linux Consulting, Training and Annoying Kernel Pedantry
Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA
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