The IGEP X-loader vs The U-Boot
From IGEP - ISEE Wiki
ISEE offers two different bootloaders for OMAP3 processor boards. This post will explain the main differences between IGEP X-loader vs the U-Boot loader.
IGEP X-loader is a custom isee bootloader that will allow us to boot OMAP3 IGEP modules. IGEP U-Boot bootloader is a fork of the U-Boot project by isee and is implemented to boot also OMAP3 IGEP modules.
Both bootloaders fill their purpose in loading the next booting software but u-boot offers wide versatily and functionalities over IGEP-X-Loader, however IGEP-X-Loader being simple means that it is faster at booting an igep board.
It is recommended that first the users try to boot their OMAP3 processors with U-Boot bootloader and if they do not succeed or feel the need of experimenting with faster software then they can give a try to igep-x-loader.