Boris or Thiago,

Any comments, suggestions, or patches about this?


On 10/15/16 04:09, Jason Vas Dias wrote:
>  Aha, thanks! I never would have known this without being told -
>  there is no visible indication that the symbol info pane exists
>  at all until one tries to drag the lower right corner of the window
>  notth-eastwards - is this meant to be somehow an intuitive thing to
>  do these days to view more info ?
>  I did manage to view the option documentation with nconfig  /
>  using emacs to view the KConf files (preferable).
>  Really, it would be nice if xconfig had some 'View' Menu & one could select
>  View -> Option Documentation  or press <F1> over an option to view the
>  documentation for it , and if the geometry of the different panes was
> correct at
>  startup .- the whole Option value pane initially appears on the far right 
> hand
>  side, about 10 pixels wide , until resized ; and there really is no sign of 
> the
>  documentation pane at all until lower right-hand corner dragged.
>  Also, in the Help -> Introduction panel, it says :
>    "Toggling Show Debug Info under the Options menu will show the
> dependencies..."
>  but there is no "Show Debug Info" option on the Options menu - sounds like
>  it might be a useful feature - should I be seeing a "Show Debug Info" option 
> ?
>  why don't I see one ?  Maybe the Options menu might be a good place to put
>  an "Expand Option Documentation Pane" option ?
> Thanks anyway for the info.
> Regards,
> Jason
> On 11/10/2016, Randy Dunlap <> wrote:
>> [changed linux-config to linux-kbuild list]
>> On 10/09/16 13:46, Jason Vas Dias wrote:
>>> Hi -
>>> I've been doing 'make xconfig'  to configure the kernel for many years
>>> now, and
>>> always there used to be some option documentation pane populated with
>>> summary documentation for the specific option selected .
>>> But now,  when built for Qt 5.7.0, (also tried Qt 4.8 and GTK) there
>>> is no option
>>> documentation pane - this is a real pain !  The option documentation also
>>> is not displayed with any other gui, eg.  'make menuconfig' / 'make
>>> gtkconfig' -
>>> I'm sure it used to be . This is a regression IMHO .
>>> How can I restore display of documentation for each selected option ?
>>> Will older xconfig work for Linux 4.8 ? it appears not ...
>>> Thanks in advance for any replies,
>>> Jason
>> That's odd. I see the help info in all of xconfig, gconfig, menuconfig, &
>> nconfig.
>> In xconfig, if the right hand side of the config window only lists some
>> kernel config
>> options and no symbol help/info, the symbol info portion may be hidden. Try
>> pointing
>> to the bottom of the right side of the window and hold down the left mouse
>> button
>> and then drag the mouse pointer upward to open the symbol info pane.
>> At least that is what works for me.
>> --
>> ~Randy


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