Rewriting DKMS in C/C++?
Tue Oct 7 12:14:00 2003
I foresee a rewrite of DKMS into C as a version 1.00 milestone. However,
for now, we must concentrate on stability, completeness and adoption of
DKMS. For these reasons, I don't see this coming soon as I believe DKMS in
its current state is ready for prime-time.
Though I do realize that 1800 lines of bash can seem daunting, I think
you'll find that the code is well organized, understandable, and overly
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> Hi Gary,
> have you considered rewriting DKMS in C or C++? I can
> think of a few benefits:
> - ability to translate DKMS messages (i18n for short)
> - access to libxml2 library. You could change the dkms.conf
> format to be XML:
> - this would enable module authors to validate the
> dkms.conf they write easily
> - this might make it easier to version the dkms.conf
> format (or better said, the "XML vocabulary")
> - some people might be reluctant to hack a 1800 lines
> bash script :-) but might not mind if it's C/C++ code.
> - access to debuggers (AFAIK there's no bash debugger)
> - ability to ship DKMS as a shared library that gmodconfig
> can link to :-)
> - opens up the possibilities of bindings to other languages.
> Perl might be an option too. What do you think?
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