- In reply to: Kyle Evans : "configng"
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Date: Fri, 10 Dec 2021 22:39:37 UTC
On Sat, Dec 11, 2021 at 12:41 AM Kyle Evans <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > Hi, > > FYI- we're forming a group to look at what the next generation of config(8) > should look like, with the goal of addressing some long-standing issues > with the existing kernel configuration system. > > If you're interested in participating in the ongoing design discussion, > please shoot an e-mail to kevans@FreeBSD.org or imp@FreeBSD.org. The > current high-level requirement outline can be found here: > https://hackmd.io/w1Tf8mmVQVuZok7-LNEhgw > > The current expectation is that configng will use an entirely different > configuration language, rather than extending what we currently have, and > come with some tooling to aide migration. This will be discussed more > in-depth in later stages; for now, we want to focus on what we want to get > out of the next generation. > > Thanks, > > Kyle Evans > My suggestion may be to use an "expert system" with its "rule" structure . Over time , by adding rules only , you may improve its ability to make decisions for a proper configuration . In that way you will be able to use an expert system to manage your rule base . You may study as a beginning point the CLIPS among many other systems : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CLIPS CLIPS You may design all of expert system as a single XML file or other included XML file names as elements of main XML file ( let's say ) entries . You may need to cooperate with a person being "expert" on "expert systems" . With my best wishes for all , Mehmet Erol Sanliturk