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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How To Upgrade To OpenELEC 4.0 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 manual update . There was reports regarding new database versions, settings, addons and addon repos, which can cause issues if you are using updating from OpenELEC 3.2 or older. You can use our OpenELEC Settings addon if you are using OpenELEC-3.2 to backup your data and then reset it. If you are on an older build, you will need to do this manually:
mv /storage/.xbmc /storage/.xbmc-backup
For more details, please visit http://wiki.openelec.tv/index.php?title=Updating_OpenELEC.
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Updated and changed Components since OpenELEC-4.0.6 (summary)
- update to linux-3.14.11
- update to xf86-input-evdev-2.9.0
- update to pixman-0.32.6
- update to xtrans-1.3.4
- update to libhdhomerun-20140604
- update to bcm2835-bootloader-1e7d3d9
- update to bcm2835-driver-1e7d3d9
- update to bluez-5.21
- update to xf86-video-nvidia-331.89
- update to dbus-1.8.6
- update to libffi-3.1
- update to dbus-glib-0.102
- update to libvdpau-0.8
- update to libva-intel-driver-1.3.2
- update to simplejson-3.5.3
- update to xf86-video-ati-7.4.0
- update to xorg-server-1.15.2
- update to lzo-2.08
- update to libbluray-0.6.0
- projects/RPi/patches/xbmc: update RPi support patch
- add package 'libevdev'
- busybox: add upstream patches
- propects/Generic/options: lcdproc: enable serialVFD
- alsa-utils: dont install default ALSA restore rule, to avoid overwriting our own mixer settings with default values. rename our udev rule to start after other default sound config rules. this should fix #3350, this should fix #3346
For a full changelog on what's new, follow the link below:
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 XBMC.
Please report any issues you encounter to our issue tracker on github and/or forum. Please follow our guidelines for submitting issues outlined here: https://github.com/OpenELEC/OpenELEC.tv/blob/master/CONTRIBUTING.md
Supported Platform Changes
The number of builds supported has simplified. As of OpenELEC 4.0, images will be provided for AppleTV, Generic (i386 and x86_64) and Raspberry Pi’s.
We have also recently added support for Solid-Run Cubox-I devices to OpenELEC. However, this support is still under active development. Given the fact that this code base is not yet stable, we will not be providing an image for Cubox-i devices with OpenELEC-4.0. Hopefully this will change in the future as support for the platform matures.
New and dropped builds in OpenELEC 4.0
We will no longer be supplying specific builds for Arctic MC, Fusion, Intel and Ion devices – support for all of these devices has been rolled into the Generic builds. If you are using one of these builds, you will need to migrate to the Generic builds. If you need to migrate from an older unsupported build, please follow these instructions:
|from Version||Old System/Build||Architecture||to Version|
|OpenELEC =< 3.0||ION||i386 (with 32-bit capable hardware)||Generic i386|
|OpenELEC=< 3.2||ION||x86_64 (with 64-bit capable hardware)||Generic x86_64
|OpenELEC=< 3.0||Intel||i386 (with 32-bit capable hardware)||Generic i386|
|OpenELEC=< 3.2||Intel||x86_64 (with 64-bit capable hardware)||Generic x86_64
|OpenELEC=< 3.2||Generic_OSS||i386 (with 32-bit capable hardware)||Generic i386|
|OpenELEC=< 3.2||Generic_OSS||x86_64 (with 64-bit capable hardware)||Generic x86_64
|OpenELEC=< 3.0||Xtreamer Ultra 1/2||x86_64||Generic x86_64|
|OpenELEC=< 3.2||AMD Fusion||x86_64||Generic x86_64|
|OpenELEC=< 3.2||Arctic_MC||x86_64||Generic x86_64|
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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
You can find the new release of OpenELEC 4.0.7 on the downloads page