LibreELEC Blog

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...

LibreELEC (Leia) v8.90.003 ALPHA

The LibreELEC 9.0 Alpha cycle has started! and releases for Generic (x86_64) and Raspberry Pi hardware have been published. At this stage there are still some important technical decisions to make and work to complete before we start Alpha releases for Amlogic, Rockchip and Slice hardware (August is also holiday season). 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...

Community Builds

Following the recent board election we started the important work of defining project bylaws. We also started to review project policies, some of which are long-running and documented but need revising, while others are more informal and need to be written down. One of those policies is our definition of a LibreELEC Community Build and the responsibilities of Community Build creators. Our requirements are simple and now apply retrospectively to all Community Releases. They can be read on the Wiki here: Minimum requirements for a LibreELEC Community Build Recognising what is/is-not a LibreELEC Community Build and defining common-sense rules allows...

Board Election 2018 (results)

Team voting has concluded and the following nominees are elected to the project board: cvh is our forum admin and resident DVB/Tvheadend expert davu is a forum super-moderator and enthusiastic bug hunter lrusak has been the project technical lead over the last two years milhouse is well known for his bleeding edge community test images xe is our IRC channel admin and a FOSS advocate In statistics: 22/22 team members cast their vote. 1/5 of the board are Canadian, 2/5 are German, 2/5 are from the UK. 3/5 board members are also Team Kodi members. 4/5 board members come from the original group that forked...

LibreELEC (Krypton) 8.2.5 MR

LibreELEC (Krypton) 8.2.5 is now available with updates to Raspberry Pi firmware to address issues seen with the initial firmware release supporting the new 3B+ hardware (which also affected the Slice box). We also bump both nVidia drivers in the Generic x86_64 image, resolve an MCE remote problem, add support for the WeTek Pro remote control unit in WeTek images, the Allo DigiOne DAC in Raspberry Pi images, and updated u-boot in the Odroid C2 image now supports mild overclocking to boost performance. See detailed changes on GitHub. Enjoy 🙂 have you visited the LibreELEC shop?