Originally Posted by KedarWolf
I just prefer to wait until matching versions are available is all. And I think it's the best policy for RST firmware. That quote I posted is from Fernando.
I know whose the quote is, I was part of the conversation.
The point is Pacman only found this EFI driver, which is the important one for UEFI setups, and maybe the OROM is not to be released. Both SoniX and Fernando clarified the OROM is not needed right now but I like to update all the modules to the same versions and in some boards like my Omega u can't use UBU to update the OROM since the GUID is mixed with some other stuff and u have to update it manually.
We neither know, as is the case for the OROM, if Intel is releasing the 17.8 Driver, but recently the Drivers is being released a bit later hence we must wait.
So, having all this in mind, updating to EFI 17.8 and using the previous 17.7 driver should not bring troubles. Of course the ideal, and that was Fernando said, is to use the same versions to avoid any kind of issues, but that doesn't mean there has to be any, specially if the versions are close like these ones.
Finally, I like to help people so not here to compete. I just post new updates if someone didn't before (for example u). Guess u don't have UBU exclusive in this thread, do u???