i have been learning gui programming with Ruby, .. it is a lot more easier designing GUI's with languages like Ruby or Python , than C . I actually wanted to write a kernel installer , which would work like this , ....
nothing related to the kernel is involved in the functioning of the installer , here is how it would go step by step .... :
- ask for the kernel archive file .(or may be just ask for the patch file and do the rest as same after applying the patch ).
- process the available config techniques based on the presence of libraries (like make gconfig, make menuconfig , make xconfig, ... etc)
- ask the user to choose the config technique
- give the option for the user to load the .config file from the installed kernel
- and then compile the kernel , the progress being shown in a display window
- and then complete the installation and ask the user to reboot to use the new kernel
i just got this idea, .... does a tool like this already exist, ... or would it be worth it , to develop something like this ,....?