Are slots supposed to be used in new designs on the BBB ?

Are slots supposed to be used in new designs on the BBB ? The reason I ask is because of this doc:
https://elinux.org/Beagleboard:BeagleBoneBlack_Debian#Where_did_the_slots_file_go.3F

It’s unclear to me whether this means slots just moved or are they going away along with kernel overlays ?
I’m just learning the BBB and Linux - Should I be ignoring web search results docs and videos that reference slots ?

Yeap, "slots" are gone. They relied on Kernel Overlays which have
been ripped out.

Everything is now done in U-Boot.

Regards,

Are slots supposed to be used in new designs on the BBB ? The reason I ask is because of this doc:

https://elinux.org/Beagleboard:BeagleBoneBlack_Debian#Where_did_the_slots_file_go.3F

It’s unclear to me whether this means slots just moved or are they going away along with kernel overlays ?

I’m just learning the BBB and Linux - Should I be ignoring web search results docs and videos that reference slots ?

Yeap, “slots” are gone. They relied on Kernel Overlays which have
been ripped out.

Everything is now done in U-Boot.

Well, our reliance on them is gone with us doing it all in u-boot, but some portion made it upstream.

I did an example at e-ALE classes at SCaLE last year.

https://github.com/e-ale/Code/blob/master/RESOURCES/pocketbeagle/i2c-accel.sh

Doesn’t change that we no longer rely on it for Beagle capes.