[coreboot] [PATCH] libpayload: Update kconfig to a much more recent version
segher at kernel.crashing.org
Fri Aug 8 05:11:03 CEST 2008
> The v3 version was heavily adapted and it does work nice in cross
> compile environments already.
> Are you sure there is a benefit of updating it?
The benefit of frequently updating to new versions of foreign code
is that when you don't, you will have a really hard time updating
later when you _do_ want some new feature. If you do update, you
also get bug fixes for bugs that you do not (yet!) run into yourself,
etc. It saves a lot of work. Frequent back-merges are easy, trying
to do one after a few years can often be almost impossible.
If you don't keep track of foreign code, you'll find yourself
maintaining a fork of that foreign code, at which point it might
have been better to just write the whole code from scratch.
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