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kconfig-frontends 3.3.0

From:  "Yann E. MORIN" <yann.morin.1998-AT-free.fr>
To:  lwn-AT-lwn.net
Subject:  kconfig-frontends: a packaging of the kconfig language
Date:  Mon, 19 Mar 2012 23:15:28 +0100
Message-ID:  <201203192315.29206.yann.morin.1998@free.fr>
Cc:  "Yann E. MORIN" <yann.morin.1998-AT-free.fr>
Archive-link:  Article

Dear LWN editors!

Hopefully you will find this bit of news interesting!

I am glad to announce the kconfig-frontends' first release ever!

kconfig-frontends-3.3.0-0 was released today, right after the corresponding
Linux kernel was released! Go download it there:

  http://ymorin.is-a-geek.org/download/kconfig-frontends/kc...

The kconfig-frontends (temporary) home is at:

  http://ymorin.is-a-geek.org/projects/kconfig-frontends

The kconfig-frontends project aims at centralising the effort of keeping an
up-to-date, out-of-tree, packaging of the kconfig infrastructure, ready for
use by third-party projects.

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

What you get with kconfig-frontends:
  - all five frontends: conf, mconf, nconf, gconf and qconf
  - a shared and/or static library and the headers for the parser, so any
    one can build their own frontend
  - the standard "./configure && make && make install" dance
  - an easy way to sync from a newer kernel
  - a bit of documentation

kconfig-frontends is not meant to replace the in-tree Linux kconfig (at
least in the foreseeable future!), but really targets third-party projects
that want an easy path to following the evolution of kconfig, without the
burden to manually synchronise occasionally.

The plans for the future are:
  - release with every Linux kernel dot-0 release
  - release with every Linux kernel dot-release if there are kconfig fixes
  - release to fix blocking issues with the packaging
  - find a proper home (mid-term)
  - migrate the repository to git (short-term)
  - improve the documentation!

Any comment, any feedback is welcome! ;-)

Note: kconfig-frontends is only about the kconfig language: the parser and
the frontends; it's not about kbuild, the Linux kernel build infrastructure.

Regards,
Yann E. MORIN.

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