OpenELEC 4.2 Beta 6 released

06 Sep 2014

The OpenELEC team is proud to announce OpenELEC 4.1.6.

The OpenELEC 4.1 release series are test releases (beta) for OpenELEC-4.2.
OpenELEC-4.2 will be the next stable release, which is a feature release and the successor of OpenELEC-4.0.

This release includes some bugfixes, security fixes and improvements since OpenELEC-4.1.5. Besides the usual bugfixes and package updates we updated Mesa to Mesa-10.3-rc3, llvm to llvm-3.5.0 and kernel to linux 3.16.2. We fixed a crash in our installer and when pairing a PS3 remote and updated the RaspberryPi firmware to include the last fixes and features. Also we added STK1160 framegrabber, CH341 USB-serial support and the PSTATE CPU scaling driver for Intel Systems.

RaspberryPi Users:
This build includes a new MMC/SDCard driver, which is now enabled by default.
This is now the default sdcard driver. It should avoid some of the issues of the old driver, like polling with interrupts disabled, and could improve performance and avoid interfering with other drivers (e.g. USB or LIRC).
You can disable the new driver with adding bcm2708.bcm2835_mmc=0 to cmdline.txt. Please report any issues with this driver in our forums. To edit your cmdline.txt run the following commands and reboot after the change:

mount -o remount,rw /flash
nano /flash/cmdline.txt

 

Since OpenELEC 4.0 we have some parts of the underlying OS reworked. OpenELEC 4.1/4.2 is now based on Kernel linux-3.16, Mesa-10.3, llvm-3.5 and Xorg-1.16. We updated the Nvidia Graphic drivers in the 64-bit image to 340.x (32-bit remains on 304.123), Systemd to systemd-216, our Connectionmanager to connman-1.25 and XBMC to XBMC Gotham 13.2. We switched our libc from eglibc to glibc. We added support for nss-mdns, support to perform filesystem checks on every boot for our both default system partitions and ffmpeg-2.3 to our x86 builds. With switching to ffmpeg-2.3 on our x86 builds we now support h265(HEVC)

You should only upgrade from OpenELEC-4.0 to OpenELEC 4.1 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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OpenELEC 4.2 Beta 5 released

28 Aug 2014

The OpenELEC team is proud to announce OpenELEC 4.1.5.

The OpenELEC 4.1 release series are test releases (beta) for OpenELEC-4.2.
OpenELEC-4.2 will be the next stable release, which is a feature release and the successor of OpenELEC-4.0.

This release includes some bugfixes, security fixes and improvements since OpenELEC-4.1.4. Besides the usual bugfixes and package updates we updated XBMC to XBMC Gotham 13.2 final, FFmpeg to ffmpeg-2.3.3, Mesa to Mesa-10.3-rc1and systemd to systemd-216. We fixed crashes while playing FLAC files with ID3v2 tags, optimized some software packages and updated the RaspberryPi firmware to include the last fixes and features.

RaspberryPi Users:
This build includes a new MMC/SDCard driver, which is now enabled by default.
This is now the default sdcard driver. It should avoid some of the issues of the old driver, like polling with interrupts disabled, and could improve performance and avoid interfering with other drivers (e.g. USB or LIRC).
You can disable the new driver with adding bcm2708.bcm2835_mmc=0 to cmdline.txt. Please report any issues with this driver in our forums. To edit your cmdline.txt run the following commands and reboot after the change:

mount -o remount,rw /flash
nano /flash/cmdline.txt

 

Since OpenELEC 4.0 we have some parts of the underlying OS reworked. OpenELEC 4.1/4.2 is now based on Kernel linux-3.16, Mesa-10.3 and Xorg-1.16. We updated the Nvidia Graphic drivers in the 64-bit image to 340.x (32-bit remains on 304.123), Systemd to systemd-215, our Connectionmanager to connman-1.24 and XBMC to XBMC Gotham 13.2. We switched our libc from eglibc to glibc. We added support for nss-mdns, support to perform filesystem checks on every boot for our both default system partitions and ffmpeg-2.3 to our x86 builds. With switching to ffmpeg-2.3 on our x86 builds we now support h265(HEVC)

You should only upgrade from OpenELEC-4.0 to OpenELEC 4.1.1 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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OpenELEC 4.2 Beta 4 released

16 Aug 2014

The OpenELEC team is proud to announce OpenELEC 4.1.4.

The OpenELEC 4.1 release series are test releases (beta) for OpenELEC-4.2.
OpenELEC-4.2 will be the next stable release, which is a feature release and the successor of OpenELEC-4.0.

This release includes some bugfixes, security fixes and improvements since OpenELEC-4.1.3. Besides the usual bugfixes and package updates we updated XBMC to XBMC Gotham 13.2 RC1, FFmpeg to ffmpeg-2.3.2, kernel to linux-3.16.1 and OpenSSL to OpenSSL-1.0.1i. We fixed crashes with LiveTV introduced in 4.1.3, added fixes for iMON and Xpad Controllers and remotes, added support for DVBSky s950v3 and s952v3 DVB hardware and updated the RaspberryPi firmware to include the last fixes and features.

RaspberryPi Users:
This build includes a new MMC/SDCard driver, which is disabled by default.
This is expected to become the default sdcard driver in the future. It should avoid some of the issues of the old driver, like polling with interrupts disabled, and could improve performance and avoid interfering with other drivers (e.g. USB or LIRC).
You can choose the new driver with adding bcm2708.bcm2835_mmc=1 to cmdline.txt. To edit your cmdline.txt run the following commands and reboot after the change:

mount -o remount,rw /flash
nano /flash/cmdline.txt

 

Since OpenELEC 4.0 we have some parts of the underlying OS reworked. OpenELEC 4.1/4.2 is now based on Kernel linux-3.16, Mesa-10.2 and Xorg-1.16. We updated the Nvidia Graphic drivers in the 64-bit image to 340.x (32-bit remains on 304.123), Systemd to systemd-215, our Connectionmanager to connman-1.24 and XBMC to XBMC Gotham 13.2. We switched our libc from eglibc to glibc. We added support for nss-mdns, support to perform filesystem checks on every boot for our both default system partitions and ffmpeg-2.3 to our x86 builds. With switching to ffmpeg-2.3 on our x86 builds we now support h265(HEVC)

You should only upgrade from OpenELEC-4.0 to OpenELEC 4.1.1 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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OpenELEC 4.2 Beta 3 released

07 Aug 2014

The OpenELEC team is proud to announce OpenELEC 4.1.3.

The OpenELEC 4.1 release series are test releases (beta) for OpenELEC-4.2.
OpenELEC-4.2 will be the next stable release, which is a feature release and the successor of OpenELEC-4.0.

This release includes some bugfixes, security fixes and improvements since OpenELEC-4.1.2. Besides the usual bugfixes and package updates we updated XBMC to XBMC Gotham 13.2 beta 3, FFmpeg to ffmpeg-2.3.1, kernel to linux-3.16 and Mesa to Mesa 10.2.5 . We updated the RaspberryPi firmware to include the last fixes and features.

Since OpenELEC 4.0 we have some parts of the underlying OS reworked. OpenELEC 4.1/4.2 is now based on Kernel linux-3.16, Mesa-10.2 and Xorg-1.16. We updated the Nvidia Graphic drivers in the 64-bit image to 340.x (32-bit remains on 304.123), Systemd to systemd-215, our Connectionmanager to connman-1.24 and XBMC to XBMC Gotham 13.2. We switched our libc from eglibc to glibc. We added support for nss-mdns, support to perform filesystem checks on every boot for our both default system partitions and ffmpeg-2.3 to our x86 builds. With switching to ffmpeg-2.3 on our x86 builds we now support h265(HEVC)

You should only upgrade from OpenELEC-4.0 to OpenELEC 4.1.1 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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OpenELEC 4.2 Beta 2 released

23 Jul 2014

The OpenELEC team is proud to announce OpenELEC 4.1.2.

The OpenELEC 4.1 release series are test releases (beta) for OpenELEC-4.2.
OpenELEC-4.2 will be the next stable release, which is a feature release and the successor of OpenELEC-4.0.

This release includes some bugfixes, security fixes and improvements since OpenELEC-4.1.1. Besides the usual bugfixes and package updates we updated XBMC to XBMC Gotham 13.2 beta 2, FFmpeg to ffmpeg-2.3, kernel to linux-3.15.6, Mesa to Mesa 10.2.4 and Xorg to the final version of xorg-server-1.16.0. We updated the RaspberryPi firmware to include the last fixes and features and fixed some issues with not starting XBMC/Xorg on some AMD hardware.

Since OpenELEC 4.0 we have some parts of the underlying OS reworked. OpenELEC 4.1/4.2 is now based on Kernel linux-3.15, Mesa-10.2 and Xorg-1.16. We updated the Nvidia Graphic drivers in the 64-bit image to 340.x (32-bit remains on 304.123), Systemd to systemd-215, our Connectionmanager to connman-1.24 and XBMC to XBMC Gotham 13.2. We switched our libc from eglibc to glibc. We added support for nss-mdns, support to perform filesystem checks on every boot for our both default system partitions and ffmpeg-2.3 to our x86 builds. With switching to ffmpeg-2.3 on our x86 builds we now support h265(HEVC)

You should only upgrade from OpenELEC-4.0 to OpenELEC 4.1.1 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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OpenELEC 4.2 Beta 1 released

16 Jul 2014

The OpenELEC team is proud to announce OpenELEC 4.1.1.

The OpenELEC 4.1 release series are test releases (beta) for OpenELEC-4.2.
OpenELEC-4.2 will be the next stable release, which is a feature release and the successor of OpenELEC-4.0.

Since OpenELEC 4.0 we have some parts of the underlying OS reworked. OpenELEC 4.1/4.2 is now based on Kernel linux-3.15, Mesa-10.2 and Xorg-1.16. We updated the Nvidia Graphic drivers in the 64-bit image to 340.x (32-bit remains on 304.123), Systemd to systemd-215, our Connectionmanager to connman-1.24 and XBMC to XBMC Gotham 13.2 (beta1). We switched our libc from eglibc to glibc. We added support for nss-mdns, support to perform filesystem checks on every boot for our both default system partitions and ffmpeg-2.2 to our x86 builds. With switching to ffmpeg-2.2 on our x86 builds we now support h265(HEVC)

You should only upgrade from OpenELEC-4.0 to OpenELEC 4.1.1 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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OpenELEC 4.0.7 released

09 Jul 2014

The OpenELEC team is proud to announce OpenELEC 4.0.7.


This release includes some bugfixes, security fixes and improvements since OpenELEC-4.0.6 . Besides the usual bugfixes and package updates we fixed some security issues found the last days/weeks, fixed the issue with low volume on some systems after the alsa update in 4.0.6, updated Kernel to 3.14.11 and updated the RaspberryPi firmware to include the last fixes and features.

OpenELEC-4.0.7 is now the next stable release, which is a bugfix and securityfix release of the OpenELEC-4.0 series.

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OpenELEC 4.0.6 released

25 Jun 2014

The OpenELEC team is proud to announce OpenELEC 4.0.6.


This release includes some bugfixes, security fixes and improvements since OpenELEC-4.0.5 . Besides the usual bugfixes and package updates we fixed boot issues on some AMD mainboards, added support for some more Intel, AR3k and ATH6k Bluetooth and WLAN devices, updated Kernel to 3.14.8 and updated the RaspberryPi firmware to include the last fixes and features.

OpenELEC-4.0.6 is now the next stable release, which is a bugfix and securityfix release of the OpenELEC-4.0 series.

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OpenELEC 4.0.5 released

14 Jun 2014

The OpenELEC team is proud to announce OpenELEC 4.0.5.


This release includes some bugfixes, security fixes and improvements since OpenELEC-4.0.4 . Besides the usual bugfixes and package updates we updated OpenSSL to fix some security issues, updated Kernel to 3.14.7, added support for some more WLAN chipsets and updated the RaspberryPi firmware to include the last fixes and features.

OpenELEC-4.0.5 is now the next stable release, which is a bugfix and securityfix release of the OpenELEC-4.0 series.

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