[Beta] OpenELEC 4.0 Beta 6 released

19 Apr 2014

The OpenELEC team is proud to announce its 6th Beta of OpenELEC 4.0.
Internally this will be known by the less-catchy name OpenELEC 3.95.6.

This release includes some bugfixes and improvements since 3.95.5 (beta5). Besides the usual bugfixes and package updates we updated XBMC with the last fixes to XBMC 13 beta4, updated the kernel to kernel 3.14.1, fixed some more WLAN drivers, added experimental ALSA support for RaspberryPi and added experimental 4K support for supported platforms.

The team has made a huge effort to make this one of our best releases yet. Since the OpenELEC 3.0 and 3.2.x releases, we have worked hard to improve OpenELEC in a number of areas. Some of these are visible changes, others are backend changes that aren’t as visible to every user but are certainly worth mentioning.

The OpenELEC 3.95 release series are test releases (beta) for OpenELEC-4.0.
OpenELEC-4.0 will be the next stable release, which is a feature release and the successor of OpenELEC-3.2.

You should only upgrade from OpenELEC-3.2 to OpenELEC 3.95.6 for testing purposes. If you are going to update to one of our beta releases, we STRONGLY advise that you make a backup of your XBMC data.

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[Beta] OpenELEC 4.0 Beta 5 released

08 Apr 2014

The OpenELEC team is proud to announce its 5th Beta of OpenELEC 4.0.
Internally this will be known by the less-catchy name OpenELEC 3.95.5.

This release includes some bugfixes and improvements since 3.95.4 (beta4). Besides the usual bugfixes and package updates we updated XBMC with the last fixes (its shown as XBMC 13 beta4, but its not the final beta 4 of XBMC 13!), fixed issues with Youtube- and other streams, AMD Audio/Video issues introduced with the kernel 3.14 update and some more suspend/wakeup fixes.

The team has made a huge effort to make this one of our best releases yet. Since the OpenELEC 3.0 and 3.2.x releases, we have worked hard to improve OpenELEC in a number of areas. Some of these are visible changes, others are backend changes that aren’t as visible to every user but are certainly worth mentioning.

The OpenELEC 3.95 release series are test releases (beta) for OpenELEC-4.0.
OpenELEC-4.0 will be the next stable release, which is a feature release and the successor of OpenELEC-3.2.

You should only upgrade from OpenELEC-3.2 to OpenELEC 3.95.5 for testing purposes. If you are going to update to one of our beta releases, we STRONGLY advise that you make a backup of your XBMC data.

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[Beta] OpenELEC 4.0 Beta 4 released

04 Apr 2014

The OpenELEC team is proud to announce its 4th Beta of OpenELEC 4.0.
Internally this will be known by the less-catchy name OpenELEC 3.95.4.

This release includes some bugfixes and improvements since 3.95.3 (beta3). Besides the usual bugfixes and package updates we updated XBMC with the last fixes (its shown as XBMC 13 beta4, but its not the final beta 4 of XBMC 13!) and updated the kernel to linux-3.14 which for example should solve some issues with AMD GPU hardware, adds new - and updates some drivers.

The team has made a huge effort to make this one of our best releases yet. Since the OpenELEC 3.0 and 3.2.x releases, we have worked hard to improve OpenELEC in a number of areas. Some of these are visible changes, others are backend changes that aren’t as visible to every user but are certainly worth mentioning.

The OpenELEC 3.95 release series are test releases (beta) for OpenELEC-4.0.
OpenELEC-4.0 will be the next stable release, which is a feature release and the successor of OpenELEC-3.2.

You should only upgrade from OpenELEC-3.2 to OpenELEC 3.95.4 for testing purposes. If you are going to update to one of our beta releases, we STRONGLY advise that you make a backup of your XBMC data.

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SolidRun CuBox-i Support Is Coming

03 Apr 2014

Ever since SolidRun announced their range of CuBox-i devices, we have constantly been asked when and if we were going to support them.

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[Beta] OpenELEC 4.0 Beta 3 released

29 Mar 2014

The OpenELEC team is proud to announce its third Beta of OpenELEC 4.0.
Internally this will be known by the less-catchy name OpenELEC 3.95.3.

This release includes some bugfixes and improvements since 3.95.2 (beta2). Besides the usual bugfixes and package updates as well the XBMC Gotham beta3 release we also added drivers and firmwares for some more Realtek WLAN USB devices and DVB devices. Also we added initial support for TTS (TextToSpeech) output which can be already used together with Ruuk's Addon you can find in this thread. A short "howto" how to install OpenELEC together with this addon for blind users you can find in this post.

The team has made a huge effort to make this one of our best releases yet. Since the OpenELEC 3.0 and 3.2.x releases, we have worked hard to improve OpenELEC in a number of areas. Some of these are visible changes, others are backend changes that aren’t as visible to every user but are certainly worth mentioning.

The OpenELEC 3.95 release series are test releases (beta) for OpenELEC-4.0.
OpenELEC-4.0 will be the next stable release, which is a feature release and the successor of OpenELEC-3.2.

You should only upgrade from OpenELEC-3.2 to OpenELEC 3.95.3 for testing purposes. If you are going to update to one of our beta releases, we STRONGLY advise that you make a backup of your XBMC data.

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[Beta] OpenELEC 4.0 Beta 2 released

15 Mar 2014

The OpenELEC team is proud to announce its second Beta of OpenELEC 4.0.
Internally this will be known by the less-catchy name OpenELEC 3.95.2.

This release includes some bugfixes and improvements since 3.95.1 (beta1). Besides the usual bugfixes and package updates as well the XBMC Gotham beta2 release we also added some fixes to fix Airplay issues with iOS 7 devices, fixed SSL support for XBMC's internal ffmpeg, more firmwares for bluetooth, wlan and DVB devices, fixes for standby/wakeup issues on some systems and a fixed LIRC support for RPI's GPIO remote receivers.

The team has made a huge effort to make this one of our best releases yet. Since the OpenELEC 3.0 and 3.2.x releases, we have worked hard to improve OpenELEC in a number of areas. Some of these are visible changes, others are backend changes that aren’t as visible to every user but are certainly worth mentioning.

The OpenELEC 3.95 release series are test releases (beta) for OpenELEC-4.0.
OpenELEC-4.0 will be the next stable release, which is a feature release and the successor of OpenELEC-3.2.

You should only upgrade from OpenELEC-3.2 to OpenELEC 3.95.2 for testing purposes. If you are going to update to one of our beta releases, we STRONGLY advise that you make a backup of your XBMC data.

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[Beta] OpenELEC 4.0 Beta 1 released

06 Mar 2014

The OpenELEC team is proud to announce its first Beta of OpenELEC 4.0.
Internally this will be known by the less-catchy name OpenELEC 3.95.1.

The team has made a huge effort to make this one of our best releases yet. Since the OpenELEC 3.0 and 3.2.x releases, we have worked hard to improve OpenELEC in a number of areas. Some of these are visible changes, others are backend changes that aren’t as visible to every user but are certainly worth mentioning.

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2014: A stable New Year!

18 Jan 2014

As most of you will have noticed, the last few months have been a little tough on the OpenELEC.tv site. In particular, towards the end of December we were seeing outages several times a day.

This was incredibly frustrating for us, and not the kind of user experience we aim to provide. So, sorry for any frustration and inconvenience this may have caused you all.

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Christmas wishes

24 Dec 2013

The OpenELEC Team want to wish all of our users, Team XBMC, supporting manufacturers and developers a warm, lovely, healthy and joyful Christmas and that you will enjoy OpenELEC in the most useful way these days.

We would like to thank our users, project team and partners for their efforts in testing, reporting and fixing issues, adding features, creating how-to documents, and donations of hardware and funds to the project. We hugely appreciate your continued support!

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