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LibreELEC (Leia) v8.90.008 ALPHA

The LibreELEC 9.0 Alpha cycle has continued and releases for Amlogic and Slice hardware have been added additionally to the test cycle. We officially support now Khadas VIM (AML S905X) and the LePotato (AML S905X) too. Since the 8.90.005 release we support a wide range of Rockchip devices. There are no plans to release LibreELEC 9.0 images for NXP/iMX6 hardware as support was removed from Kodi some months ago. Support will be reinstated in a future LibreELEC, we wrote an dedicated article about the future of LibreELEC. Alpha releases are important to the team because we cannot test every scenario...

LibreELEC (Leia) v8.90.007 ALPHA

The LibreELEC 9.0 Alpha cycle has continued and releases for Amlogic and Slice hardware have been added additionally to the test cycle. We official support now Khadas VIM (AML S905X) and the LePotato (AML S905X) too. Since the 8.90.006 release we support a wide range of Rockchip devices. There are no plans to release LibreELEC 9.0 images for NXP/iMX6 hardware as support was removed from Kodi some months ago. Support will be reinstated in a future LibreELEC, we wrote an dedicated article about the future of LibreELEC. Alpha releases are important to the team because we cannot test every scenario...

LibreELEC (Leia) v8.90.006 ALPHA

The LibreELEC 9.0 Alpha cycle has continued and releases for Amlogic and Slice hardware have been added additionally to the test cycle. We official support now Khadas VIM (AML S905X) and the LePotato (AML S905X) too. Since the 8.90.006 release we support a wide range of Rockchip devices. There are no plans to release LibreELEC 9.0 images for NXP/iMX6 hardware as support was removed from Kodi some months ago. Support will be reinstated in a future LibreELEC, we wrote an dedicated article about the future of LibreELEC. Alpha releases are important to the team because we cannot test every scenario...

LibreELEC (Leia) v8.90.005 ALPHA

The LibreELEC 9.0 Alpha cycle has continued and releases for Amlogic and Slice hardware have been added additionally to the test cycle. We official support now Khadas VIM (AML S905X) and the LePotato (AML S905X) too. There are no plans to release LibreELEC 9.0 images for NXP/iMX6 hardware as support was removed from Kodi some months ago. Support will be reinstated in a future LibreELEC release and we will update you on progress with the next-generation Kodi video pipeline (which makes that possible) soon. Alpha releases are important to the team because we cannot test every scenario and sometimes sidestep...

Development Update

Team LibreELEC has been rather quiet on development and priorities for a while. Silent does not mean inactive though, so here’s an update on what’s been happening and what’s coming soon: GBM/V4L2 and DRMPRIME Our work on Kodi’s next-generation Linux video rendering and DRMPRIME decoding pipeline continues to make solid progress and there has been some great multi-vendor and multi-project teamwork. Initial support for the DRMPRIME decoder is part of Kodi v18 (existing in parallel with older proprietary code-paths) and we now have functional “proof of concept” LibreELEC images for the following platforms: Allwinner (A20, A33, H3, H5) on Linux...

LibreELEC (Leia) v8.90.004 ALPHA

The LibreELEC 9.0 Alpha cycle has continued and releases for Amlogic and Slice hardware have been added additionally to the test cycle. We official support now Khadas VIM (AML S905X) and the LePotato (AML S905X) too. There are no plans to release LibreELEC 9.0 images for NXP/iMX6 hardware as support was removed from Kodi some months ago. Support will be reinstated in a future LibreELEC release and we will update you on progress with the next-generation Kodi video pipeline (which makes that possible) soon. Alpha releases are important to the team because we cannot test every scenario and sometimes sidestep...