[RC] OpenELEC 5.0 RC 3 released

21 Dec 2014

The OpenELEC team is proud to announce its 3rd Release Candidate of OpenELEC 5.0.
Internally this will be known by the less-catchy name OpenELEC 4.97.3.

The OpenELEC 4.97 release series are test releases (release candidates) for OpenELEC-5.0.
OpenELEC-5.0 will be the next stable release, which is a feature release and the successor of OpenELEC-4.2.

The headline change is the big switch from XBMC to Kodi branding. Both project teams have conducted a major find/replace but if you spot residual mentions of XBMC anywhere please let us know. The name change affects more than the GUI; all references in code have been changed and in the OpenELEC filesystem /storage/.xbmc will be recreated as a symlink to /storage/.kodi to ensure hardcoded paths in addons or scripts continue to work. For information on Kodi 14 you can find on http://kodi.tv/kodi-14-0-helix-beta-1-springs-forward/ .

Due to the potential for typo-bugs and breakage from Kodi renaming YOU ARE STRONGLY ADVISED TO MAKE A FULL BACKUP before performing a manual update and perform a “Reset System Settings to defaults (Soft Reset)” after the update.

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WeTek new sponsor of OpenELEC

15 Dec 2014

Dear users of OpenELEC,
we would like to inform you that OpenELEC got new sponsor, WeTek.

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[RC] OpenELEC 5.0 RC 2 released

09 Dec 2014

The OpenELEC team is proud to announce its 2nd Release Candidate of OpenELEC 5.0.
Internally this will be known by the less-catchy name OpenELEC 4.97.2.

The OpenELEC 4.97 release series are test releases (release candidates) for OpenELEC-5.0.
OpenELEC-5.0 will be the next stable release, which is a feature release and the successor of OpenELEC-4.2.

The headline change is the big switch from XBMC to Kodi branding. Both project teams have conducted a major find/replace but if you spot residual mentions of XBMC anywhere please let us know. The name change affects more than the GUI; all references in code have been changed and in the OpenELEC filesystem /storage/.xbmc will be recreated as a symlink to /storage/.kodi to ensure hardcoded paths in addons or scripts continue to work. For information on Kodi 14 you can find on http://kodi.tv/kodi-14-0-helix-beta-1-springs-forward/ .

Due to the potential for typo-bugs and breakage from Kodi renaming YOU ARE STRONGLY ADVISED TO MAKE A FULL BACKUP before performing a manual update and perform a “Reset System Settings to defaults (Soft Reset)” after the update.

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[RC] OpenELEC 5.0 RC 1 released

02 Dec 2014

The OpenELEC team is proud to announce its 1st Release Candidate of OpenELEC 5.0.
Internally this will be known by the less-catchy name OpenELEC 4.97.1.

The OpenELEC 4.97 release series are test releases (release candidates) for OpenELEC-5.0.
OpenELEC-5.0 will be the next stable release, which is a feature release and the successor of OpenELEC-4.2.

The headline change is the big switch from XBMC to Kodi branding. Both project teams have conducted a major find/replace but if you spot residual mentions of XBMC anywhere please let us know. The name change affects more than the GUI; all references in code have been changed and in the OpenELEC filesystem /storage/.xbmc will be recreated as a symlink to /storage/.kodi to ensure hardcoded paths in addons or scripts continue to work. For information on Kodi 14 you can find on http://kodi.tv/kodi-14-0-helix-beta-1-springs-forward/ .

Due to the potential for typo-bugs and breakage from Kodi renaming YOU ARE STRONGLY ADVISED TO MAKE A FULL BACKUP before performing a manual update and perform a “Reset System Settings to defaults (Soft Reset)” after the update.

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[Beta] OpenELEC 5.0 Beta 4 released

22 Nov 2014

The OpenELEC team is proud to announce its 4th Beta of OpenELEC 5.0.
Internally this will be known by the less-catchy name OpenELEC 4.95.4.

The OpenELEC 4.95 release series are test releases (beta) for OpenELEC-5.0.
OpenELEC-5.0 will be the next stable release, which is a feature release and the successor of OpenELEC-4.2.

The headline change is the big switch from XBMC to Kodi branding. Both project teams have conducted a major find/replace but if you spot residual mentions of XBMC anywhere please let us know. The name change affects more than the GUI; all references in code have been changed and in the OpenELEC filesystem /storage/.xbmc will be recreated as a symlink to /storage/.kodi to ensure hardcoded paths in addons or scripts continue to work. For information on Kodi 14 you can find on http://kodi.tv/kodi-14-0-helix-beta-1-springs-forward/ .

Due to the potential for typo-bugs and breakage from Kodi renaming YOU ARE STRONGLY ADVISED TO MAKE A FULL BACKUP before performing a manual update and perform a “Reset System Settings to defaults (Soft Reset)” after the update.

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[Beta] OpenELEC 5.0 Beta 3 released

19 Nov 2014

The OpenELEC team is proud to announce its 3rd Beta of OpenELEC 5.0.
Internally this will be known by the less-catchy name OpenELEC 4.95.3.

The OpenELEC 4.95 release series are test releases (beta) for OpenELEC-5.0.
OpenELEC-5.0 will be the next stable release, which is a feature release and the successor of OpenELEC-4.2.

The headline change is the big switch from XBMC to Kodi branding. Both project teams have conducted a major find/replace but if you spot residual mentions of XBMC anywhere please let us know. The name change affects more than the GUI; all references in code have been changed and in the OpenELEC filesystem /storage/.xbmc will be recreated as a symlink to /storage/.kodi to ensure hardcoded paths in addons or scripts continue to work. For information on Kodi 14 you can find on http://kodi.tv/kodi-14-0-helix-beta-1-springs-forward/ .

Due to the potential for typo-bugs and breakage from Kodi renaming YOU ARE STRONGLY ADVISED TO MAKE A FULL BACKUP before performing a manual update and perform a “Reset System Settings to defaults (Soft Reset)” after the update.

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[Beta] OpenELEC 5.0 Beta 2 released

12 Nov 2014

The OpenELEC team is proud to announce its 2nd Beta of OpenELEC 5.0.
Internally this will be known by the less-catchy name OpenELEC 4.95.2.

The OpenELEC 4.95 release series are test releases (beta) for OpenELEC-5.0.
OpenELEC-5.0 will be the next stable release, which is a feature release and the successor of OpenELEC-4.2.

The headline change is the big switch from XBMC to Kodi branding. Both project teams have conducted a major find/replace but if you spot residual mentions of XBMC anywhere please let us know. The name change affects more than the GUI; all references in code have been changed and in the OpenELEC filesystem /storage/.xbmc will be recreated as a symlink to /storage/.kodi to ensure hardcoded paths in addons or scripts continue to work. For information on Kodi 14 you can find on http://kodi.tv/kodi-14-0-helix-beta-1-springs-forward/ .

Due to the potential for typo-bugs and breakage from Kodi renaming YOU ARE STRONGLY ADVISED TO MAKE A FULL BACKUP before performing a manual update and perform a “Reset System Settings to defaults (Soft Reset)” after the update.

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[Beta] OpenELEC 5.0 Beta 1 released

05 Nov 2014

The OpenELEC team is proud to announce its 1st Beta of OpenELEC 5.0.
Internally this will be known by the less-catchy name OpenELEC 4.95.1.

The OpenELEC 4.95 release series are test releases (beta) for OpenELEC-5.0.
OpenELEC-5.0 will be the next stable release, which is a feature release and the successor of OpenELEC-4.2.

The headline change is the big switch from XBMC to Kodi branding. Both project teams have conducted a major find/replace but if you spot residual mentions of XBMC anywhere please let us know. The name change affects more than the GUI; all references in code have been changed and in the OpenELEC filesystem /storage/.xbmc will be recreated as a symlink to /storage/.kodi to ensure hardcoded paths in addons or scripts continue to work. For information on Kodi 14 you can find on http://kodi.tv/kodi-14-0-helix-beta-1-springs-forward/ .

Due to the potential for typo-bugs and breakage from Kodi renaming YOU ARE STRONGLY ADVISED TO MAKE A FULL BACKUP before performing a manual update and perform a “Reset System Settings to defaults (Soft Reset)” after the update.

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OpenELEC has won the CH Open Source Award 2014

29 Oct 2014

We are excited to announce that OpenELEC has won the CH Open Source Award 2014. OpenELEC was selected by the Swiss organization /ch/open from among a pool of 23 exciting projects. According to the jury for /ch/open, “The OSS Awards recognise businesses, public authorities, open source communities and individuals who have used and developed open source software in an innovative and groundbreaking way."

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