menuconfig - eplanation of menu items appreciated

DL88AI88
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menuconfig - eplanation of menu items appreciated

Postby DL88AI88 » Wed Mar 22, 2017 12:44 pm

Hi there,

menuconfig is a great tool.
It's number of menu items and selectable options is growing continuously.
Although some of them are self-explanatory and some are roughly explained,
I would very appreciate some deeper information about some items where no information can be retrieved
(when to choose (enabling/disabling) them, and which option and their aimed effect).

By the way: I usually stick to the default values and just modify the serial port configuration.
Of course, I want to tweak the menuconfig in order to get the most performance out of this great little esp32.
:)

Thank you in advance.

DL88AI88

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rudi ;-)
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Re: menuconfig - eplanation of menu items appreciated

Postby rudi ;-) » Wed Mar 22, 2017 2:44 pm

DL88AI88 wrote: I would very appreciate some deeper information about some items where no information can be retrieved
(when to choose (enabling/disabling) them, and which option and their aimed effect).
menuconfig is likewise kernel menuconfig
and your friend is lxdialog / dialog / xdialog
and in ESP-IDF.. kconfig

if you see in your ESP-IDF folder
look up in tools ....kconfig
you find the language for it too

:ugeek:

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Re: menuconfig - eplanation of menu items appreciated

Postby rudi ;-) » Wed Mar 22, 2017 2:52 pm

DL88AI88 wrote:
Of course, I want to tweak the menuconfig in order to get the most performance out of this great little esp32.
:)
feel free to expand mconf
if you check example your WIN folder there was a mconf.exe build after you used ESP_IDF first time...
this pharse the things..

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Re: menuconfig - eplanation of menu items appreciated

Postby ESP_Sprite » Thu Mar 23, 2017 6:01 am

You have seen the 'help' option in Menuconfig? For every item in esp-idf, if you use up/down to move to that item to select it and then use left/right to highlight the 'Help' button on the bottom and press enter, you get a screen with a few lines explaining what the option does. Is that what you want?

If you already saw this but have items where you think the explanation is not expansive enough, feel free to indicate which menu items you want expanded and we'll see if we can change that.

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Re: menuconfig - eplanation of menu items appreciated

Postby ESP_Angus » Thu Mar 23, 2017 10:07 am

Bonus tip: Pressing the '?' key is a shortcut for navigating to Help with the keyboard.

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Re: menuconfig - eplanation of menu items appreciated

Postby rudi ;-) » Fri Mar 24, 2017 1:53 am

XXL Bonus Tip: :mrgreen:
if you have your kconfig file ready
you can test it in console with

Code: Select all

 conf kconfig 
if you want test it with GUI

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 mconf kconfig 
if you want use menuconfig in your own environment
you can use the generated .config file with defines then

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