Beginning with the next releases we change our versioning scheme a bit to support test (beta) builds inside our release cycles. Because OpenELEC depends on a X.Y.Z versioning scheme this will be now (changes from now on are marked with (*)):
X. (Major Release):
very big changes like a major update to XBMC.
A automatic update from X-1 to X is not supported, a fresh installation is highly recommend.
Y. (Feature Release):
bigger changes to the Core OS, but usually not noticable by Users. This includes kernel changes, important changes and new features.
(*) If Y = odd its a beta/testing build for Y+1 (even) releases.
(*) Autoupdates from stable to testing (from Y (even) to Y+1 (odd))) is disabled, but enabled from testing to stable (from Y (odd) to Y+1 (even)) and stable to stable (from Y (even) to Y+2 (even)).
Z. (Bugfix Release):
bugfix releases to fix issues with older releases (Z-1) or simple changes like driver additions.
Autoupdate is enabled from earlyer releases (Z-1 to Z)
This means our next stable release will be OpenELEC-3.2, which is based on OpenELEC-3.1 - our next testing release.