[oclug] Oldest Linux install?
olaf.baumann at pobox.com
Sun Mar 6 09:34:27 EST 2005
On 26-Feb-05, at 12:15 PM, Frank Stratton - VE3YY wrote:
> Thanks Milan,
> I will have a look at the config file for building the kernel. I
> why no one had created a web page in some language like Perl or PHP to
> options and then after running a check to see if the options were
> create a kernel. Hey, wait a minute, I'm learning Java, maybe this is
> first Java project.
Around 2001, Eric Raymond proposed CML
[http://www.catb.org/~esr/cml2/], an alternative way configure the
linux kernel. It was a Python-based mini-language. You could look
into that for some background for your project.
Mini-languages are a tradition made popular by the finding that the
ratio of errors to lines of code is fairly constant regardless of the
Instead of programming in a general-purpose language it is sometimes
more effective to create a special-purpose language and a program to
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