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  • Linux 5.11 Finally Flushes Out Its Qt4 Code For Configuring Kernel Builds UI

    Phoronix: Linux 5.11 Finally Flushes Out Its Qt4 Code For Configuring Kernel Builds UI

    Linux 5.11's Kconfig build configuration updates are bringing some long overdue improvements to its "Qconf" Qt toolkit user interface option for configuring Linux kernel builds...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...nfig-Drops-Qt4

  • #2
    Finally! Qt 4 is so obsolete by now...

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    • #3
      Originally posted by tildearrow View Post
      Finally! Qt 4 is so obsolete by now...
      Is there some data about the relative market share of all these "make config" variants?

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      • #4
        Correct mi if I am wrong but from my experience only the qt config version has a find option (under Ctrl + F)?
        That is why I always prefer the Qt version.

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        • #5
          What is this Qt support used for - configuring the Linux kernel for building from source? So does Linux ship with a copy of Qt and we actually use Qt to build the Linux kernel?

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          • #6
            Originally posted by cl333r View Post
            What is this Qt support used for - configuring the Linux kernel for building from source? So does Linux ship with a copy of Qt and we actually use Qt to build the Linux kernel?
            https://distortos.org/documentation/...ontends-linux/

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            • #7
              menuconfig FTW

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              • #8
                Several options
                # make help
                Cleaning targets:
                clean - Remove most generated files but keep the config and
                enough build support to build external modules
                mrproper - Remove all generated files + config + various backup files
                distclean - mrproper + remove editor backup and patch files

                Configuration targets:
                config - Update current config utilising a line-oriented program
                nconfig - Update current config utilising a ncurses menu based program
                menuconfig - Update current config utilising a menu based program
                xconfig - Update current config utilising a Qt based front-end
                gconfig - Update current config utilising a GTK+ based front-end
                oldconfig - Update current config utilising a provided .config as base
                defconfig - New config with default from ARCH supplied defconfig
                ...

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by atomsymbol View Post

                  Is there some data about the relative market share of all these "make config" variants?
                  Perhaps this?

                  config 4%
                  nconfig 1%
                  menuconfig? 70%
                  xconfig 5%
                  gconfig 5%
                  oldconfig 15%

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by dragonn View Post
                    Correct mi if I am wrong but from my experience only the qt config version has a find option (under Ctrl + F)?
                    That is why I always prefer the Qt version.
                    It's the / key (same as "search" for vim) for menuconfig, not sure if the behavior is entirely the same with the Qt version.

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