[U-Boot-Users] printf and MPC8540

Wolfgang Denk wd at denx.de
Wed Jun 1 23:05:31 CEST 2005

In message <429DFA57.525E61FF at vollmann.ch> you wrote:
> Wolfgang Denk wrote:
> > It is nearly always a bad idea to use
> > old versions for current work.
> Normally, it is a bad idea to use the latest CVS source for
> important work.  Instead, you normally use the latest official
> release.  Is this different for U-Boot?

For any _current_ work you really better use current sources,  i.  e.
top  of tree. So far (*), U-Boot gets release only very infrequently.
If you stick with a "release" version you will have serious  problems
at the time when you try to get your patches merged into the official
source tree.

So if you start any new project I really recommend not only to  start
with top of tree, but also to update your sources regularly.

(*) This will hopefully change Really Soon Now.

Best regards,

Wolfgang Denk

Software Engineering:  Embedded and Realtime Systems,  Embedded Linux
Phone: (+49)-8142-66989-10 Fax: (+49)-8142-66989-80 Email: wd at denx.de
: 1.  What is the possibility of this being added in the future?
In the near future, the probability is close to zero. In the  distant
future, I'll be dead, and posterity can do whatever they like... :-)
                                                              - lwall

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