OpenELEC Changelog

New in version 6.0 Beta 1

May 8th, 2015
  • The most visible change is the update from Kodi-14.2 Helix to Kodi-15.0 Isengard (beta 1). Beginning with Kodi-15 most audio encoder, audio decoder, PVR and visualisation addons are no longer included in our base OS, but they are available via Kodi's addon manager and must be installed from there, if needed. Our own PVR backends such as VDR and TVHeadend will install needed dependencies automatically. Other than that, please refer to http://kodi.tv/kodi-15-0-isengard-beta-1/ to see all the changes in Kodi-15.
  • Our OS is updated to latest ffmpeg (2.6), Mesa (10.5), Kernel 4.0 (except iMX6 / WeTek_Play platform), systemd (219), Binutils (2.25), Glibc (2.21), libressl (2.1.6) and LLVM-3.6. Also we updated the whole OS with recent releases of all packages and we added support for Xorg's new input driver system based on libinput and updated many Xorg libs and GPU drivers to more modern releases.
  • We now officially support WeTek'sWeTek Play devices with a build that can be installed to the internal NAND or as a dual boot system together with WeTek's Android version on SDCard. Our iMX6 build supports now all Solidrun CuBox-i/TV devices, Solidrun Hummingboard and OSMC's Vero (but we recommend that you use at least Solidrun CuBox-i2eX / Hummingboard-i2eX or better).
  • Because we are now using NVidia's latest stable GPU drivers, older ION-based systems are no longer supported via our Generic build. To continue support of older NVidia-based hardware, we introduced a new build called "NVidia_Legacy" which must be used on such hardware. Be aware NVidia will drop support for this device in the next few years.
  • Supported Platform Changes:
  • [Dropped] Generic 32bit (i386) builds:
  • We dropped our Generic 32bit (i386) build. There are not many more devices which are used with OpenELEC. This mainly affects users with one of the first NVidia ION devices. Most users running this build are able to switch to our 64bit build (x86_64) because the hardware supports this. Please refer to our Wiki for instructions for migrating a 32bit build to 64bit or use our forum to get support.
  • Users with 32bit hardware can use our 5.0 releases. If they want to buy new hardware, we recommend switching to a RaspberryPi 2 or WeTek-Play
  • [CHANGED] Generic 64bit (x86_64) builds:
  • The Generic x86_64 build contains now the latest NVidia GPU drivers, which drops support for older NVidia GPU hardware. A list of supported Graphic hardware you can find at http://www.geforce.com/drivers/results/83686.
  • [NEW] NVidia_Legacy 64bit (x86_64) build:
  • Due to the drop of older NVidia Hardware in our Generic 64bit build, we provide a legacy build with legacy NVidia drivers. This build contains only NVidia Graphic drivers (no Intel/AMD GPU hardware is supported). A list of supported Graphic hardware can be found at http://www.geforce.com/drivers/results/80134. Please update to this build from Generic build if you have this hardware. Be aware that NVidia will drop support for these devices in the next few years.
  • [NEW] WeTek_Play ARM build:
  • WeTek offers a new dimension of technology, innovative products and solutions with the best support. Wetek is a company dedicated to designing and manufacturing products, which will satisfy all customer needs (in the sector of Home entertainment) and contribute to a better quality life for clients.
  • Starting with OpenELEC-6.0 we officially support Wetek's WeTek Play ARM devices. WeTek Play is a unique TV box. With Android and/or OpenELEC, WeTek gives your TV the full potential of Internet. Certified by Google, WeTek gives you access to thousands of Android applications through Google Play. WeTek Play includes Plug and Play DVB Tuners for Satellite (Twin Tuner), Cable, Terrestrial and ATSC (depending on the model) and you have a unique experience of DVB and Multimedia in one small device.

New in version 5.0.7 (March 29th, 2015)

  • update to bcm2835-bootloader-ffda51e
  • update to bcm2835-driver-ffda51e
  • update to linux-3.18.10 for RPi2
  • update to gdb-7.9
  • update to kodi-14-7cc53a9
  • update to nano-2.4.0
  • update to wireless-regdb-2015.03.13
  • update to kodi-addon-xvdr-39d66cd
  • update to libdrm-2.4.60
  • update to libva-intel-driver-1.5.1
  • update to libva-1.5.1
  • update to libXfont-1.5.1
  • update to openssh-6.8p1
  • update to libvdpau-1.1
  • update to vdpauinfo-1.0
  • update to libevdev-1.4
  • update to glib-2.42.2
  • update to dbus-glib-0.104
  • update to wpa_supplicant-2.4
  • update to libaacs-0.8.1
  • update to libevdev-1.3.2
  • update to libXxf86vm-1.1.4
  • update to randrproto-1.4.1
  • update to font-util-1.3.1
  • update to libX11-1.6.3
  • update to kodi-pvr-addons-4854fbe
  • projects/RPi*/patches/kodi: update RPi support patches
  • projects/imx6/patches/kodi: update imx6 patches
  • projects/imx6/patches/kodi: IMX - implement render capture (wolfgar)
  • projects/imx6/patches/linux: Add 352Mhz patch
  • add new package 'gpu-viv-g2d'
  • libva-driver-intel: VPP: Make sure the store buffer is allocated
  • linux-imx6: update to latest stable/linux-3.14.y - Linux 3.14.36
  • projects/imx6/linux: include some firmwares
  • libva-intel-driver: Fix Advanced deinterlacing on IVB SNB BYT
  • projects/Generic: Add rtl8180 kernel driver
  • Use neon-vfpv4 fpu on RPi2
  • Intel: Fix EDID overriding (makes audio work)
  • linux-imx6: fix m88ds3103 in the TT CT2 patch (DVBSky S960 & PCTV 461e)

New in version 5.0.6 (March 14th, 2015)

  • update to kodi-14-e7ba06f
  • update to bcm2835-driver-f1b6b1c
  • update to bcm2835-bootloader-f1b6b1c
  • update to linux-3.18.9 for RPi2
  • update to kmod-20
  • update to libvorbis-1.3.5
  • update to xz-5.2.1
  • update to sqlite-autoconf-3080803
  • update to libgcrypt-1.6.3
  • update to alsa-utils-1.0.29
  • update to alsa-lib-1.0.29
  • projects/RPi*/patches/kodi: update RPi support patch
  • projects/RPi2/patches/linux: update RPi2 support patch
  • linux: Enable all buttons on the TiVo Slide Pro remote.
  • linux: Use legacy turbo (fixes BYT full freeze)
  • projects/imx6/linux: Changed the kernel of the project IMX6 to include PCI and IWLWIFI support. Additionally added the iwlwifi-firmware to the options of the project IMX6.
  • libva: x11: dri2: fix double Unlocks/SyncHandle
  • linux: fix CT2-4400v2 clock
  • RPi2: add CONFIG_DVB_SP2

New in version 5.0.5 (March 2nd, 2015)

  • linux: update to linux-3.18.8 for RPi2
  • projects/imx6/patches/linux: Adds support for ct2 (Olli Salonen) and pctv292e in the project imx6
  • projects/imx6/patches/linux: Backport AVM Fritz 2 Stick support - requested by users

New in version 5.0.4 (February 26th, 2015)

  • The headline change is the update from XBMC 13 (Gotham) to Kodi 14.1 (Helix) and 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-unwinds/.

New in version 5.0.2 (February 10th, 2015)

  • update to bcm2835-bootloader-374e3af
  • update to bcm2835-driver-374e3af
  • update to xf86-video-nvidia-340.76
  • update to xf86-video-nvidia-legacy-304.125
  • update to libpciaccess-0.13.3
  • update to sqlite-autoconf-3080802
  • update to linux-3.8.6 for RPi2
  • kodi: add PR6376
  • kodi: add PR6361
  • kodi: add PR6356
  • kodi: add NFS chunksize patch
  • projects/RPi2/patches/linux: update RPi support patches
  • projects/RPi*/linux: enable CONFIG_VMSPLIT_2G, thanks to popcornmix
  • bcm2835-bootloader: fix install of dtb files on update
  • noobs: add support for noobs 'supported_hex_versions'
  • noobs: move distro icon to distri folder
  • noobs: add support for PROJECT based multiple noobs builds
  • projects/RPi2/patches: add patch to build 'RTL8812AU' driver with kernel 3.18 and enable this driver for RPi2 builds
  • libc: install package 'arm-mem' only with TARGET_CPU=arm1176jzf-s
  • lirc: fixed ir blasting
  • bcm2835-bootloader: fix install of dtb files
  • systemd wrapper: also restart services on upgrade
  • connman: add upstream patches
  • avahi: start after network.target
  • Mesa: Fix the performance regression in an upstream conform way
  • Linux: Remove radeon workaround - Mesa patch was suggested by upstream
  • Mesa: Fix performance regression when sw decoding on AMD APUs

New in version 5.0.1 (February 3rd, 2015)

  • Added support for RaspberryPi-2.

New in version 5.0.0 (December 28th, 2014)

  • The headline change is the update from XBMC 13 (Gotham) to Kodi 14 (Helix) and 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-unwinds/ .
  • Supported Platform Changes:
  • We are adding Freescale imx6 support for a limited number of boxes, starting with the CuBox-i and CuboxTV mini devices. Also, after many years, support for the mk1 (silver) AppleTV build has been discontinued, and there will be no official v5.0 (Kodi) release for Apple devices. This decision was partly driven by the Kodi development team removing CrystalHD acceleration support in Kodi v14.0 and the unrelated removal of the CrystalHD driver from the v3.17 Linux kernel. In both cases CrystalHD code has not been maintained for several years, and as surrounding codebases moved forwards over time the level of compatibility and optimisation has gone distinctly backwards. At the same time, XBMC’s gradual increase in size breached the limits of the 256MB RAM available in the box to cause a cascade of playback problems for an increasing number of users. Our AppleTV user base has grown sizeable over time, and to the users upset by this announcement we apologise. However, the project staff felt that it was time and that v4.2 should be the final AppleTV release.

New in version 5.0 RC3 (December 22nd, 2014)

  • update to bcm2835-bootloader-2f9828c
  • update to bcm2835-driver-2f9828c
  • update to OpenELEC-settings-0.5.7
  • update to kodi-14-8fb5660
  • update to vdpauinfo-0.9
  • update to boost-1_57_0
  • update to libvdpau-0.9
  • update to xorg-server-1.16.3
  • update to ethtool-3.18
  • update to rpcbind-0.2.2
  • update to dbus-1.8.12
  • update to dosfstools-3.0.27
  • update to linux-3.17.7
  • update to kodi-pvr-addons-9f63d1b
  • update to arm-mem-2e6f275
  • update to connman-1.27
  • projects/RPi/patches/linux: update RPi support patch
  • projects/RPi/patches/kodi: update RPi support patch
  • IMX: Disable deinterlace by default (user can enable it manually)
  • imx6: fixup reboot
  • busybox: Increase the limit for the number of lines in less.
  • util-linux: specify more configure options, build with losetup and libsmartcol support
  • kodi: add patch to disable unsupported powerfunctions for iMX6 builds
  • projects/*/linux: build RTSX USB and PCIe cardreader drivers statically
  • init: warn on obvious KERNEL/SYSTEM mismatch
  • Build BCM2708 watchdog driver as module for RPi
  • linux: Port fixes for gpu hang to 3.17
  • projects/imx6/options: dont setup firmwares twice, readd BT firmwares, this fixes non working BT on cubox-i & co.

New in version 5.0 RC2 (December 10th, 2014)

  • 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/ .

New in version 5.0 RC1 (December 2nd, 2014)

  • 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/ .

New in version 5.0 Beta 4 (November 23rd, 2014)

  • 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/ .

New in version 5.0 Beta 3 (November 19th, 2014)

  • 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/ .

New in version 5.0 Beta 2 (November 13th, 2014)

  • 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/ .

New in version 5.0 Beta 1 (November 6th, 2014)

  • 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.
  • Other notable “under the hood” changes include a version bump from v3.16 to v3.17 Linux kernel, and a switch from OpenSSL to LibreSSL following the heartbleed disclosure. The LibreSSL package includes better licensing and allows OpenELEC to be simplified by removing support for other cryptographic libraries such as GnuTLS.
  • Supported Platform Changes:
  • Finally, after many years of support the mk1 (silver) AppleTV build has been discontinued and there will be no official v5.0 (Kodi) release. This decision was partly driven by the Kodi development team removing CrystalHD acceleration support in Kodi v14.0 and the unrelated removal of the CrystalHD driver from the v3.17 Linux kernel. In both cases CrystalHD code has not been maintained for several years, and as surrounding codebases moved forwards over time the level of compatibility and optimisation has gone distinctly backwards. At the same time, XBMC’s gradual increase in size breached the limits of the 256MB RAM available in the box to cause a cascade of playback problems for an increasing number of users. Our AppleTV user base has grown sizeable over time, and to the users upset by this announcement we apologise. However, the project staff felt that it was time and that v4.2 should be the final AppleTV release.
  • Users thinking about upgrading an ageing AppleTV might like to consider the ultra-compact CuBox-i devices from our partner Solid-Run. Second generation Cubox-i devices are based on the Freescale i.MX6 system-on-chip (SoC) platform with multiple Cortex-A9 CPU’s, hardware 2D/3D GPU decoding, and a broad range of peripheral ports including 1080p HDMI and S/PDIF. Solid-Run are running a special promotion for OpenELEC users that gives a 10% discount on the recommended CuBox-i2ex and CuBox-i4pro models, including a larger 8GB micro SD (up from 4GB) that comes preinstalled with OpenELEC instead of Android.

New in version 4.2.1 (October 5th, 2014)

  • WLAN not working (using Aetheros HTC based WLAN sticks)
  • double keypresses with remotes
  • showing Xorg mouse cursor in various situations, like after wakeup from dpms/standby...
  • no or corrupt ASS/SSA subtitles
  • non working cpu temperature output on some systems
  • "stuttering" while playing videos on systems with Intel GPU

New in version 4.2.0 (September 27th, 2014)

  • OpenELEC-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, upgraded to glibc-2.20 and binutils-2.24.
  • We added support for nss-mdns, support to perform filesystem checks on every boot for our both default system partitions and ffmpeg-2.4 to our x86 builds. With switching to ffmpeg-2.4 on our x86 builds we now support h265(HEVC) and Dolby Atmos.
  • OpenELEC 4.2 includes a new MMC/SDCard driver for RaspberryPi. 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).
  • OpenELEC now uses the PSTATE CPU scaling driver for Intel Systems and includes drivers for more hardware like DVB devices and WLAN adapters.
  • OpenELEC is not affected by the shellshock Bash bug because we haven't used Bash for 1.5 years.

New in version 4.2 Beta 6 (September 8th, 2014)

  • 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.

New in version 4.2 Beta 5 (August 28th, 2014)

  • 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.

New in version 4.2 Beta 4 (August 18th, 2014)

  • 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.

New in version 4.2 Beta 3 (August 8th, 2014)

  • 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).
  • Updated components:
  • update to libXfont-1.5.0
  • update to xbmc-pvr-addons-be12a8d
  • update to bcm2835-bootloader-09c0f5f
  • update to bcm2835-driver-09c0f5f
  • update to xbmc-13-6d3bb09 (XBMC Gotham 13.2 beta2)
  • update to linux-3.15.6
  • update to Mesa-10.2.4
  • update to libXi-1.7.4
  • update to curl-7.37.1
  • update to libnl-3.2.25
  • update to gettext-0.19.2
  • update to dvb-firmware-0.0.42
  • update to xorg-server-1.6.0
  • update to ffmpeg-2.3
  • update to gcc-4.9.1
  • create_installstick_osx: enable debug shell in installer
  • projects/RPi/patches/linux: update RPi support patch
  • libepoxy: build as shared library to avoid "(EE) Failed to load /usr/lib/xorg/modules/libglamoregl.so: /usr/lib/xorg/modules/libglamoregl.so: undefined symbol: epoxy_eglCreateImageKHR"
  • libcec: add PR29
  • projects/RPi/linux: enable CONFIG_UACCESS_WITH_MEMCPY
  • projects/Generic: dont build XHCI driver as module, and dont unload on suspend
  • lcdproc: tune lcdd.service

New in version 4.2 Beta 2 (July 23rd, 2014)

  • update to libXfont-1.5.0
  • update to xbmc-pvr-addons-be12a8d
  • update to bcm2835-bootloader-09c0f5f
  • update to bcm2835-driver-09c0f5f
  • update to xbmc-13-6d3bb09 (XBMC Gotham 13.2 beta2)
  • update to linux-3.15.6
  • update to Mesa-10.2.4
  • update to libXi-1.7.4
  • update to curl-7.37.1
  • update to libnl-3.2.25
  • update to gettext-0.19.2
  • update to dvb-firmware-0.0.42
  • update to xorg-server-1.6.0
  • update to ffmpeg-2.3
  • update to gcc-4.9.1
  • create_installstick_osx: enable debug shell in installer
  • projects/RPi/patches/linux: update RPi support patch
  • libepoxy: build as shared library to avoid "(EE) Failed to load /usr/lib/xorg/modules/libglamoregl.so: /usr/lib/xorg/modules/libglamoregl.so: undefined symbol: epoxy_eglCreateImageKHR"
  • libcec: add PR29
  • projects/RPi/linux: enable CONFIG_UACCESS_WITH_MEMCPY
  • projects/Generic: dont build XHCI driver as module, and dont unload on suspend
  • lcdproc: tune lcdd.service

New in version 4.2 Beta 1 (July 17th, 2014)

  • 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).

New in version 4.0.7 (July 10th, 2014)

  • 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.

New in version 4.0.6 (June 26th, 2014)

  • 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.

New in version 4.0.5 (June 15th, 2014)

  • 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.

New in version 4.0.4 (June 5th, 2014)

  • This release includes some bugfixes, security fixes and improvements since OpenELEC-4.0.3 . Besides the usual bugfixes and package updates we updated XBMC with the last fixes to XBMC 13.1 (final) which contains a lot of fixes for issues found after the XBMC-13.0 release (some of them we already shipped with OpenELEC-4.0.0).
  • We found and fixed with the help of 'popcornmix' some RaspberryPi related issues in kernel, firmware and XBMC code. Many thanks to him for the help!

New in version 4.0.3 (May 28th, 2014)

  • This release includes some bugfixes, security fixes and improvements since OpenELEC-4.0.2 . Besides the usual bugfixes and package updates we updated XBMC with the last fixes to XBMC 13.1 RC1 which contains a lot of fixes for issues found after the XBMC-13.0 release (some of them we already shipped with OpenELEC-4.0.0).
  • We fixed some (but not all) suspend/wakeup issues, esp. if you run hardware with Intel e1000e Network chips, improved our soundconfig module to autodetect all installed and supported sounddevices and configure them (instead configuring only the first and second sound devices).
  • We also added support for the XBOX-One Remote.

New in version 4.0.2 (May 20th, 2014)

  • This release includes some bugfixes, security fixes and improvements since OpenELEC-4.0.1 . Besides the usual bugfixes and package updates we updated XBMC with the last fixes to XBMC 13.1 beta2 which contains a lot of fixes for issues found after the XBMC-13.0 release (some of them we already shipped with OpenELEC-4.0.0).
  • We readded support for older (legacy) Nvidia GPUs to our Generic-i386 build, and removed old GPU drivers to our Generic-x86_64 build. If you use newer 64bit capable hardware you must switch to our Generic-x86-64 builds now and our Generic-i386 builds will support legacy Hardware only in the future.
  • We added (e-)MMC support to our Generic kernels and our installer so we now support the installation on devices with included eMMC flash storage like Intel NUC DE3815TYKHE and DE3815TYBE.

New in version 4.0.1 (May 14th, 2014)

  • This release includes some bugfixes, security fixes and improvements since OpenELEC-4.0.0 . Besides the usual bugfixes and package updates we updated XBMC with the last fixes to XBMC 13.1 beta1 which contains a lot of fixes for issues found after the XBMC-13.0 release (some of them we already shipped with OpenELEC-4.0.0). We included fixes for reported issues like crashing or freeze issues on RaspberryPi and non working calibration setup on RaspberryPi.

New in version 4.0 (May 6th, 2014)

  • 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.
  • OpenELEC-4.0 is now the next stable release, which is a feature release and the successor of OpenELEC-3.2 and older.

New in version 4.0 Beta 7 (April 29th, 2014)

  • This release includes some bugfixes and improvements since 3.95.6 (beta6). Besides the usual bugfixes and package updates we updated XBMC with the last fixes to XBMC 13 RC1, updated the kernel to kernel 3.14.2 and rebuilt the whole distro with the recently released gcc-4.9.0.

New in version 4.0 Beta 6 (April 22nd, 2014)

  • 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.

New in version 4.0 Beta 5 (April 9th, 2014)

  • 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.

New in version 4.0 Beta 4 (April 6th, 2014)

  • 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.

New in version 4.0 Beta 3 (March 31st, 2014)

  • Update to util-macros-1.19.0
  • Update to xrandr-1.4.2
  • Update to bcm2835-bootloader-9c7c2cd
  • Update to bcm2835-driver-9c7c2cd
  • Update to xbmc-13-ce52900 (Beta 3)
  • Update to systemd-212
  • Update to wlan-firmware-0.0.18
  • Update to RTL8188EU-fcc9034
  • Update to linux-3.13.7
  • Downgrade to xf86-video-nvidia-331.49
  • Update to xf86-video-intel-2.99.911
  • Update to ntfs-3g_ntfsprogs-2014.2.15
  • Update to openssh-6.6p1
  • Update to libpng-1.6.10
  • Update to sqlite-autoconf-3080401
  • Update to service.openelec.settings-0.3.14
  • Update RPi kernel patch
  • Add package 'RTL8192DU'
  • Add package 'RTL8723AU'
  • Add package 'espeak' (initial)
  • xbmc: add PR4473
  • xbmc: add PR4475
  • xbmc: add PR4445
  • linux: add patch to add support for TechniSat CableStar Combo HDCI DVB device
  • Mesa: fix crash on exit with amd + vdpau
  • Disable suspend if booting from removable storage
  • curl: re-enable rtsp
  • bcm2835-bootloader create_sdcard: create the storage partition aligned on 4mb
  • bcm2835-bootloader: create flash/sdcard optimized ext4 filesystem
  • bcm2835-bootloader: use 128MB as GPU MEM, even on 256MB RPis

New in version 4.0 Beta 2 (March 16th, 2014)

  • 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.

New in version 4.0 Beta 1 (March 6th, 2014)

  • Linux kernel 3.13
  • gcc-4.8
  • eglibc-2.19
  • mesa-10.1 / llvm-3.4 (with AMD UVD/XVBA support)
  • systemd-210
  • xorg-server 1.15
  • xf86-video-nvidia-334.21
  • xf86-video-intel-3.0RC
  • xf86-video-radeon-7.3.0 (replaces xf86-video-fglrx)
  • xbmc-13.beta1 (Gotham)

New in version 3.2.4 (November 27th, 2013)

  • Update to xbmc-12.2-d1002b4
  • Update to libdrm-2.4.49
  • Update to bcm2835-bootloader-b38194c
  • Update to bcm2835-driver-b38194c
  • Update RPi kernel patch
  • Update to linux-3.10.20
  • Update to xtrans-1.3.2
  • Update to libxcb-1.9.2
  • Update to xcb-proto-1.9
  • Update to pciutils-3.2.1
  • Update to ethtool-3.12.1
  • Update to util-linux-2.24
  • Update to samba-3.6.20
  • Update to v4l-utils-0.8.9
  • Update to libass-0.10.2
  • Update to xf86-video-intel-2.99.905
  • Update to Mesa-9.2.3
  • Update to service.openelec.settings-0.2.20
  • Libdrm: add upstream patches
  • V4l-utils: add new hp mce remote
  • Rtmpdump: install rtmpdump binary
  • Fontconfig: do not install binaries
  • Rtmpdump: do not install binaries
  • Add Arch Linux Support to create_livestick, thanks to 'egore', this fixes #2647
  • Connman: disallow updates to hostname
  • Bluez: fix hid2hci

New in version 3.2.3 (October 18th, 2013)

  • OpenELEC 3.2.3 is a bugfix and maintenance release for our OpenELEC 3.2 series and is recommended for all new installations or as an update for all previous versions. Systems running OpenELEC 3.1.x and 3.2.x will automatically update to 3.2.3 if auto-update is enabled. Users who are still running OpenELEC 1.0-3.0 are encouraged to manually update to enjoy the many new features. 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!
  • With this release we added PS3 remote suspend support, fixing some PS3 remote keymappings, adding initial HD Audio support for AMD GPUs, various RPi improvenments and fixes, adding support for some more WLAN USB devices and Sound Cards and our usual updates, bugfixes and improvenments.

New in version 3.2.2 (October 2nd, 2013)

  • OpenELEC 3.2.2 is a bugfix and maintenance release for our OpenELEC 3.2 series and is recommended for all new installations or as an update for all previous versions. Systems running OpenELEC 3.1.x and 3.2.x will automatically update to 3.2.2 if auto-update is enabled. Users who are still running OpenELEC 1.0-3.0 are encouraged to manually update to enjoy the many new features. 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!

New in version 3.2.1 (September 30th, 2013)

  • update to xf86-video-intel-2.99.903
  • update to xbmc-12.2-cd71444
  • update to linux-3.10.13
  • update to service.openelec.settings-0.2.16
  • update to bcm2835-bootloader-86e7643
  • update to bcm2835-driver-86e7643
  • update to llvm-3.3
  • update to libva-driver-intel-1.2.1
  • update to libaacs-0.6.0, convert to new package format
  • update to libbluray-0.3.0, convert to new package format
  • update to wlan-firmware-0.0.14
  • update to fuse-exfat-1.0.1
  • update to timezone-data-2013d
  • update RPi kernel patch
  • downgrade to xf86-video-fglrx-12.10
  • downgrade to curl-7.31.0, this should solve non working FTP sources in XBMC
  • linux: fix setting up ondemand up_threshold value
  • linux: add support for Ubiquiti WifiStation
  • linux: mac80211: ignore (E)CSA in probe response frames, this should fix #2617
  • busybox: prevent cdrom from autoclose, this should fix #2510
  • Fixed eventlircd's 03_0755_2626.evmap to make most of the buttons of iRF Media Technology W-01RN_USB_V3.1 IR remote work out of the box.
  • bluez: fix udev rule for logitech keyboard support, this should fix #2599
  • eventlircd: add support for MS-Tech remotes
  • kmod: add patch to support /storage/.config/modprobe.d
  • v4l-utils: added some keys to rc6_mce map for xbox360 slim black remote, fixes #2331
  • eventlircd: update holtek remote mappings
  • linux: fix tevi s471
  • eventlircd: set default first repeat to 1000ms to avoid double keypresses on some remotes
  • xbmc: After suspend wait for the first NIC to come up before continuing
  • projects/*/linux: remove PSTATE support again
  • bcm2835-bootloader: fix create sdcard script
  • udevil: add 'nonempty' option for exfat
  • udevil: support mounting disks without partition tables

New in version 3.2.0 (September 14th, 2013)

  • Many feature enhancements and bugfixes to XBMC Frodo; including a number of backports from Gotham and speed improvements for RaspberryPi users
  • Linux kernel 3.10, bringing many new and updated drivers and improvements
  • Mesa-9.2
  • ALSA 1.0.27 (thanks to Anssi Hannula for various fixes and improvements)
  • Updated graphic drivers from AMD, Intel and nVidia
  • Updated and improved pi firmware (thanks to Dom Cobley)
  • Updated drivers and driver firmware
  • Updated XVBA, VDPAU and VAAPI libraries
  • Intel VPP (Video Post Processing API) support by Timo Rothenpieler (thanks also to various Intel developers like Haihao Xiang)
  • Support for many more remotes and keymaps
  • Initial PPTP and OpenVPN support (via connman)
  • Wireless tethering support (on WLAN cards that support it)
  • Completely reworked networking
  • Completely reworked bluetooth with support for more remotes
  • Added support for bluetooth keyboards and file transfers
  • Boot speed improvements for all platforms (particularly Raspberry pi)
  • Many bugfixes and package updates

New in version 3.1.7 (August 30th, 2013)

  • This release includes some bugfixes and improvements. Besides the usual bugfixes and package updates we also added some more backports from XBMC Gotham for RaspberryPi (again many thanks to 'Popcornmix for the help and support here) as well as "Dual Audio output" for RaspberryPi.
  • We also fixed the broken Installer, heating issues on some Intel based systems, harddisk and optical disk detection and mount (which should solve issues with mounting/using Bluray disks too) .

New in version 3.1.6 (August 21st, 2013)

  • This release has some bugfixes and speed improvements. Besides the usual bugfixes and package updates we also added some more backports from XBMC Gotham for RaspberryPi (again many thanks to 'Popcornmix for the help and support here).
  • We found two issues which has slowed down our boot time drastically in the last few years and fixed this. RaspberryPi Users and users with slow systems should especially notice a speedup on boot (up to 15-20sec on RPi!).
  • We also included patches for
  • Speedup fanart and thumbnails loading
  • Network caching
  • GUI optimizations (on RPi showing the Systeminfo output should have much lower CPU usage now)
  • Avahi/Zeroconf bugfixes and improvements
  • Samba bugfixes and improvements
  • As a little bonus we added OBEX support in our builds (which can be enabled in our settings addon under "services" which provides filetransfer via bluetooth from any smartphone/bluetooth device to your OpenELEC box.

New in version 3.1.5 (July 26th, 2013)

  • This release fixes a serious issue introduced in OpenELEC-3.1.4 where SQL and library mode operations was broken.

New in version 3.1.2 (July 9th, 2013)

  • This release updates the Kernel to the just released Kernel 3.10 and includes besides the usually bugfixes a rework and clean up on our shutdown function. With updating Bluez any reported pairing issues with Bluetooth hardware should be solved and a change how we compile ALSA should solve some issues with alsa-1.0.27 and 3rd party addons.

New in version 3.1.1 (July 2nd, 2013)

  • update to busybox-1.21.1
  • update to bcm2835-bootloader-e11b332
  • update to bcm2835-driver-e11b332
  • update to linux-3.9.8
  • update to syslinux-5.10
  • update to libva-1.2.1
  • update to bluez-5.6
  • update to libdrm-2.4.45
  • update to libva-driver-intel-1.2.0
  • update to cmake-2.8.11.1
  • update to connman-3ddffce
  • update to service.openelec.settings-0.1.23
  • update to xf86-video-intel-2.21.10
  • update to curl-7.31.0
  • update to automake-1.13.4
  • update to e2fsprogs-1.42.8
  • update to freetype-2.5.0.1
  • projects/RPi/patches: update RPi patches
  • downgrade to xf86-video-nvidia-304.88
  • projects/*/linux: add VIA PATA support to Generic projects, this fixes #2420
  • projects/*/linux: enable NUMA on 64bit intel/generic
  • eventlircd: add Sony PS3 remote support and map buttons
  • linux: add HID Sony upstream patches to support Sony Buzz and PS3 remote repeating
  • connman: add upstream patches to fix connman/tethering routing problem
  • atv: add TVOverscan comments to xorg.conf
  • suspend/resume: allow custom scripts in /storage/.config/sleep.d/
  • ffmpeg: add xvba_fix_pix_fmt_vda_vld_assert.patch
  • pm-utils: added module cx23885 to SUSPEND_MODULES
  • fglrx-legacy: Only have IDs in there that are not existent in normal fglrx
  • bcm2835-bootloader: disable ssh by default
  • projects/*/linux: ppp*: build as modules
  • projects/*/linux: tun: build as module
  • projects/*/linux: clean up linrary routines / crypto
  • projects/*/linux: intel_powerclamp: build as module
  • projects/*/linux: rfkill: build as module
  • projects/*/linux: bluetooth: build as modules
  • projects/*/linux: bridge/llc: build as modules
  • projects/*/linux: build cfg802011 as a module

New in version 3.0.6 (June 15th, 2013)

  • This is a maintenance release with fixes for bugs introduced in OpenELEC 3.0.4 and not solved with OpenELEC 3.0.5. Together with some XBMC upstream fixes and driver additions. You must upgrade from any previous 2.9x.x or 3.x release to 3.0.6.

New in version 3.0.5 (June 12th, 2013)

  • This is a maintenance release with bugfixes introduced in OpenELEC 3.0.4. You must upgrade from any previous 2.9x.x or 3.x release to 3.0.5.

New in version 3.0.4 (June 10th, 2013)

  • This is a maintenance release with bug and security fixes since OpenELEC 3.0.3.
  • This release also includes various speed and memory optimizations and adds some drivers.
  • You must upgrade from any previous 2.9x.x or 3.x release to 3.0.4.

New in version 3.0.3 (May 17th, 2013)

  • This is a maintenance release with some bug and security fixes since OpenELEC 3.0.2. You must upgrade from any previous 2.9x.x or 3.x release to 3.0.3.

New in version 3.0.2 (May 3rd, 2013)

  • This is a maintenance release with some bug and security fixes since OpenELEC 3.0.1. You must upgrade from any previous 2.9x.x or 3.x release to 3.0.2.

New in version 3.0.1 (April 17th, 2013)

  • update to xbmc-12.1.6
  • (XBMC Frodo 12.1 with many bugfixes which will be released with the upcoming XBMC Frodo 12.2)
  • This includes various fixes for Audio Engine, RaspberryPi and others.
  • update RPi patches
  • update to boost-1_53_0
  • update to dvb-firmware-0.0.33
  • update to alsa-lib-1.0.27
  • update to alsa-plugins-1.0.27
  • update to alsa-utils-1.0.27
  • update to gcc-4.7.3
  • update to systemd-200
  • update to inputproto-2.3
  • update to xproto-7.0.24
  • update to libXi-1.7.1
  • update to xf86-video-intel-2.21.6
  • update to bcm2835-bootloader-baa3ecf
  • update to bcm2835-driver-baa3ecf
  • update to ppl-1.1pre7
  • update to gmp-5.1.1
  • update to xf86-input-evdev-2.8.0
  • update to sqlite-autoconf-3071600
  • update to file-5.14
  • added support for TechniSat SkyStar S2 card with CX24120-13Z frontend
  • xbmc: readd Hi10p patches
  • linux: add ALSA upstream patches, backported from 3.8.7
  • linux: add network related upstream patches, backported from 3.8.7
  • Fix for issue #1987 The problem exists in the jmicron 1.0.8.5 source
  • lirc_rpi: added vista mce, some Harmonys use this. and changed BACK to EXIT

New in version 3.0 (March 25th, 2013)

  • OpenELEC 3.0 is built to support XBMC Frodo 12.1 and almost every part of the core OS has been updated and improved since the 2.0 release. The project now supports a broader range of mediacentre hardware than ever before, including dedicated OS images for the budget friendly Arctic MC001 and ultra-low-cost Raspberry Pi systems.

New in version 3.0 RC5 (March 13th, 2013)

  • This Release Candidate fixes some issues found in our RC4 release as well it includes a lot of bugfixes to XBMC Frodo and some Network fixes.
  • This will be one of the last release candidates before OpenELEC 3.0 final, so please test and report issues.

New in version 3.0 RC4 (March 2nd, 2013)

  • This Release Candidate fixes some issues found in our RC3 release as well it includes a lot of bugfixes to XBMC Frodo.
  • This will be one of the last release candidates before OpenELEC 3.0 final, so please test and report issues.

New in version 3.0 RC3 (February 22nd, 2013)

  • Apologies to all for the long delay since RC2. We found some important sound driver issues with recent kernel versions which we have solved with help from some of our users and Anssi Hannula, a kernel developer. Anssi is working on getting the fixes included in newer kernels so that all Distributions will benefit from this in the future. Many thanks for the great help!

New in version 3.0 RC2 (January 26th, 2013)

  • Our second Release Candidate updates XBMC to latest XBMC Frodo, and fixes some issues found in our RC1 release. Also we updated some important parts of the OS to fix issues and update and add more drivers.
  • This will be one of the latest releases before OpenELEC 3.0 final, so please test and report issues.

New in version 3.0 Beta 2 (November 30th, 2012)

  • This Beta fixes some issues found in our Beta 1 release, primarily fixing a non working video output on our ATV builds. Nvidia has decided to remove Geforce 6xxx and 7xxx support from newer drivers. For this beta we added Nvidia's 304.64 driver as a legacy version for use with our ATV builds. Users who are using our Generic builds together with GPUs older then Geforce 8xxx should switch to our Generic_OSS build or decide to change their Graphic card to a newer model (which would also add VDPAU support).
  • Beta 2 also includes a new setting to our settings addon to change the amount of time before a hard disk goes into standby as well as some fixes for MCE compatible remotes. XBMC has been updated also which includes many bug fixes.
  • Also this build updates the Intel and AMD graphic driver to the latest stable versions (xf86-video-intel-2.12.14 and xf86-video-fglrx-12.10).

New in version 3.0 Beta 1 (November 26th, 2012)

  • With this new version comes many exciting updates. Based on XBMC 12.0 Frodo, OpenELEC 3.0 brings official support for our first ARM devices the Raspberry Pi, Linux kernel 3.6, improved PVR support and of course, the long awaited Audio Engine.

New in version 2.0 (October 17th, 2012)

  • XBMC-11.0 (Eden)
  • PVR Support
  • Improved AMD XVBA support
  • Automatic Log-File Creation
  • Automatic framebuffer detection
  • XBMC now includes native NFS, AFP ,CIFS and SSH share support
  • CEC Adapter support
  • More supported hardware like DVB drivers, Remotes, Soundcards
  • Airplay and Airtunes support
  • General:
  • System size 93-165MB (depending on the included drivers)
  • Minimal hardware requirements
  • Ultra fast boot
  • Optimized builds for
  • Intel CPUs (Core2Duo and later)
  • AMD Fusion Systems (AMD Exxx CPU)
  • Nvidia ION Systems (Intel Atom CPU, Nvidia GPU)
  • Generic Systems with recent Graphic processors
  • Generic Systems with legacy Graphic processors
  • Apple TV1
  • Xtreamer Ultra 1/2
  • XBMC v11 (Eden) with PVR support
  • Simple configuration via XBMC itself (OpenELEC-settings addon)
  • Plug and Play external storage
  • System:
  • Kernel 3.2.31
  • Xorg-server 1.12.4
  • Mesa 8.0.4
  • Connman 1.7
  • Busybox 1.20.2
  • Systemd 194 (only udev)
  • ALSA 1.0.26
  • PVR support (DVB-T/C/S/S2):
  • VDR (XVDR, VNSI)
  • TVHeadend
  • Njoy N7
  • VU+
  • Mediaportal
  • MythTV
  • Remote control and CEC support:
  • HID devices
  • LIRC and RC-core devices:
  • MCEUSB
  • ATI/X10
  • ENE eHome Receiver
  • SoundGraph iMON Receiver
  • ITE Tech Inc. Consumer Infrared Transceiver
  • Fintek Consumer Infrared Transceiver
  • Nuvoton Consumer Infrared Transceiver
  • RedRat3 IR Transceiver
  • Streamzap PC Remote IR Receiver
  • Winbond IR remote control
  • FLIRC Infrared Transceiver
  • PulseEight CEC
  • Keyboard/Mouse support
  • WiiMote support
  • PS3 remote support
  • Audio support:
  • Analog audio
  • HDMI Audio
  • SPDIF/Optical Digital Audio
  • Video Hardware decoders:
  • Broadcom CrystalHD Video decoder
  • VAAPI support (Intel)
  • XVBA support (AMD)
  • VDPAU support (Nvidia)
  • Networking support:
  • Airplay support
  • Airtunes support
  • UPNP/DLNA support
  • Zeroconf (Avahi) support
  • SSH support
  • Samba Server (Windows files sharing)
  • Network boot support:
  • PXE
  • NBD
  • iSCSI
  • supported local Filesystems:
  • NTFS
  • extFAT
  • BTRFS
  • HFS+
  • ext2-4
  • FAT/VFAT
  • supported network Filesystems:
  • AFP
  • NFS
  • SAMBA
  • iSCSI
  • SSHFS
  • optical disk and diskimage support:
  • Blu Ray support
  • DVD support
  • CDDA support

New in version 2.0 RC1 (October 5th, 2012)

  • update to linux-3.2.30
  • update to connman-1.7
  • update to systemd-194
  • update broken music/musicvideo scrapers
  • update to xorg-server-1.12.4
  • update to xf86-video-intel-2.20.9
  • update to libaacs-0.5.0
  • update to libbluray-0.2.3
  • downgrade to xf86-video-fglrx-12.6
  • update to libcec-1.9.0
  • update to kmod-10
  • update to libvdpau-0.5
  • update to util-linux-2.22
  • update to alsa-lib-1.0.26
  • update to ffmpeg-0.10.5
  • update to gcc-4.7.2
  • add backports for VDPAU and XVBA

New in version 1.0.2 (October 31st, 2011)

  • Fixes:
  • samba: change default server string and set netbios name according the hostname configured in OpenELEC OS settings addon.
  • Note: this changes the default system smb.conf. If you use a own samba.conf in /storage/.config (Configfiles share) you must manually remove samba.conf.sample, reboot and rewrite samba.conf with your changes based on the new samba.conf.sample file.
  • PyBluez: dont build and install bytecode
  • Updates:
  • update to linux-3.1 (final)
  • this updates the Kernel to the final release and fixes some WOL (Wake on LAN) issues with prereleases of Kernel 3.1
  • update to xf86-video-nvidia-290.03
  • this updates the nvidia graphic driver and *should* fix a crashing video driver on various systems like the Zotac GeForce 9300