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TOPIC: [Stable] OpenELEC 7.0 released

[Stable] OpenELEC 7.0 released 11 months 2 weeks ago #1

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The OpenELEC 7.0 (internal version 7.0.0) release has been published. Users running OpenELEC 6.95.1 or later with auto-update enabled will be prompted on-screen to reboot and apply the update once it has been downloaded and enabled in some hours. Users running older OpenELEC releases or with auto-update disabled will need to manually update. If you would like to update from an older OpenELEC release please read update instructions/advice on the Wiki before updating. Manual update files can be obtained from the downloads page.

OpenELEC 7.0.0 is a feature release. The main changes are:

  • Platform changes:
    • New Platform WeTek Core supported with a own Build
      WeTek Core is the best Android TV box you can have to watch IPTV, Movies and TV Shows while you relax on your sofa.
      With an AMLogic S812-H, 2GHz Quad-core processor, 4K Support and 8-bit H265, this box will give you all entertainment you are looking for.
    • Merged Nvidia_Legacy build to Generic build.
      Users who used the Nvidia_Legacy build now have to use our Generic build.
  • Core OS updates and changes (old version in brackets):
    • ALSA updated to 1.1 (1.0.29)
    • Binutils updated to 2.26 (2.25)
    • GCC updated to 5.3 (4.9)
    • glibc updated to 2.23 (2.22)
    • Python updated to 2.7.13 (2.7.3)
    • LLVM updated to 3.8 (3.6)
    • Linux kernel updated to 4.4 (4.1)
    • Mesa updated to 11.2 (11.0)
    • ffmpeg updated to 2.8 (2.6)
    • libva updated to 1.7 (1.6)
    • connman updated to 1.31 (1.23)
    • libnfs updated to 1.11 (1.9)
    • libressl updated to 2.2 (2.1)
    • systemd updated to 229 (219)
    • xorg-server updated to 1.18 (1.17)
  • Driver and firmware updates and changes:
    • updated WLAN drivers and firmware
    • added new AMDGPU driver for new AMD Graphic cards
    • updated Intel Graphic driver
    • merged Nvidia with Nvidia legacy driver to support old and new Graphic cards with one build.
  • Kodi updates and changes (old version in brackets)
    • Kodi updated to 16.1 final (15)
  • New features
    • Bluetooth Audio support (see below)
    • OpenVPN reincluded

 

Enable and use Bluetooth Audio support

  • Enable Bluetooth support via OpenELECs settings addon
  • connect your Bluetooth Audio hardware via OpenELEC settings addon
  • change your Audio device to PULSE: Default, Bluetooth Audio (PULSEAUDIO)
  • disable passthrough in Kodis Audio settings

 

Kodi 16 support

OpenELEC 7.0 release contain a Kodi major version bump. If you are updating from OpenELEC 6.0 or earlier we strongly recommend you perform a full backup before performing a manual update. If you experience issues please perform a soft-reset to clear OpenELEC and Kodi settings.

 

Help Supporting OpenELEC

If you would like to contribute to the OpenELEC project, there are lots of ways you can help. We are always looking for people to help with documentation, testing and reporting bugs. If you enjoy using OpenELEC and would like to make a donation to support the project, you can do this using PayPal. Donating is easy and takes only a few minutes, and you do not need a PayPal account to make a donation. We can also accept donations by other means (bitcoin, flattr, etc…). You can find out more about donating here.

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How To Upgrade To OpenELEC 7.0 (7.0.0) Release

If you are going to update from one of our older releases, we STRONGLY advise that you make a backup of your XBMC data and do a manual update. You can use our OpenELEC Settings addon if you are using OpenELEC-3.2 or later to backup your data. For more details, please visit http://wiki.openelec.tv/index.php?title=Updating_OpenELEC.

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Testing and Reporting

There has been many months of development and testing in the run-up to this releases, but like any major update there are a lot of changes. Unfortunately, we are unable to test every scenario on all hardware, so it’s possible you might pick up on an issue we may have missed (this is why we do beta tests). We would like anyone brave enough to test this release and report issues that they find either with OpenELEC or Kodi.

Thank You!

We would like to thank our users, team members and partners for testing, reporting and fixing issues, creating how-to documents, developing new features, and their donations of hardware and funds to the project. We appreciate your continued support, without it we would not be able to continue.

Questions & Feedback

If you have any questions about OpenELEC, sponsoring the project, or think you might be able to offer another service that will be useful to us, then please drop me an email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. There is always someone that is able to answer your questions in the #openelec irc on freenode.

You can find the new release of OpenELEC 7.0 (7.0.0) on the downloads page

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[Stable] OpenELEC 7.0 released 11 months 2 weeks ago #2

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Happy New year!
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[Stable] OpenELEC 7.0 released 11 months 2 weeks ago #3

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Still alive!

Happy New Year!.

:)
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[Stable] OpenELEC 7.0 released 11 months 2 weeks ago #4

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On NUC Skylake version mini PC - the Installer is broken, error in mount storage - mount_common...- but manual update from older version or LibreElec 7.0.2 seems to be just fine and working :-)

Happy New Year :-)
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[Stable] OpenELEC 7.0 released 11 months 2 weeks ago #5

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Happy New year! ..... good news ! :-)
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[Stable] OpenELEC 7.0 released 11 months 2 weeks ago #6

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Install on NUC failed, installer GUI shows screen corruption, debug console after install?
openelec.tv/forum/64-installation/82921-install-ui-corruption-and-halt-on-boot
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[Stable] OpenELEC 7.0 released 11 months 2 weeks ago #7

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I'm having issues with OE7 on CuBox-i4Pro using the files provided on openelec.tv/get-openelec/category/58-freescale-imx6-builds.
Since there are no md5 checksum files I can't know for sure the files are ok.
Manual update to 7.0 results in Kernel Panic.
Complete reinstall using 7.0 diskimage results in Kernel Panic.
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[Stable] OpenELEC 7.0 released 11 months 2 weeks ago #8

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I can confirm that behaviour. 6.95.3 worked smoothly on cubox-i4Pro, update and sd card reinstall causes kernel panic.
Last Edit: 11 months 2 weeks ago by wwschoof. Reason: plttform added
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[Stable] OpenELEC 7.0 released 11 months 2 weeks ago #9

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saldot wrote:
I'm having issues with OE7 on CuBox-i4Pro using the files provided on openelec.tv/get-openelec/category/58-freescale-imx6-builds.
Since there are no md5 checksum files I can't know for sure the files are ok.
Manual update to 7.0 results in Kernel Panic.
Complete reinstall using 7.0 diskimage results in Kernel Panic.

can you post a picture/screenshot? afaik there are no changes between 6.95.3 and 7.0.0 which are kernel related...
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[Stable] OpenELEC 7.0 released 11 months 2 weeks ago #10

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OpenELEC 7.0 - Awesome!

Thank you for your hard work.
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[Stable] OpenELEC 7.0 released 11 months 2 weeks ago #11

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Kernel panic also using Intel Compute stick. Takes me to debug shell. Typing exit just shows me cursor.
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[Stable] OpenELEC 7.0 released 11 months 2 weeks ago #12

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Can't update here either. Running a generic build of 6.9.x and it pulls the update down and tells me an update is available, and upon reboot the checksum for System fails.

I've tried manually placing the tar file in the update folder and rebooting, same problem.
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[Stable] OpenELEC 7.0 released 11 months 2 weeks ago #13

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I've just had the update notification and on reboot I get a
Size check failed' message and the system reboots after 30s.

Currently running 6.95.3 generic x86_64 build on my (old) emachines ER1402.

I'm running this from the HDD, rather than USB/SD card and I'm fairly sure the partitions are all large enough

Any ideas?
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[Stable] OpenELEC 7.0 released 11 months 2 weeks ago #14

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The failing "Size check" means your first (SYSTEM) partition is to small, thats why we recommend new installs. Since a year we using 512MB partitions, 256MB is not more enough for Generic builds.
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encript wrote:
Kernel panic also using Intel Compute stick. Takes me to debug shell. Typing exit just shows me cursor.
post a photo of the kernel panic please
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