Beta Plan B

Two things. First, the Beta 1 ‘canary’ period found some video issues for pi users that are easily fixed with an update to the RPi patch we apply to Kodi, and 65% of LibreELEC users have a Raspberry Pi. Second, within hours of writing we’re planning a 7.0.0 final build once Kodi team release 16.1 final, Kodi folks submitted a request to tag 16.1 final, which means we’re likely to see it released in the next 24-hours this weekend (updated 19/4).

Having weighed up the desire to hold our promise to you of releasing 7.0.0 after 16.1 against the promise we made to ourselves that we’d always run a decent beta period and test fixes before release; we chose the responsible option. So instead of pushing Beta 1 via auto-update tomorrow morning we’re going to pause, fix the pi issues, update to 16.1 final, then build Beta 2 images for release Tuesday-Wednesday depending on your timezone. Beta 1 will remain available as a manual download during this time as the issues we found only affect a minority of pi users.

So that’s the plan. Until the next plan. Apologies for the confusion.

LibreELEC team 🙂

7 Responses

  1. Bri Smith says:

    Awesome work guys. I appreciate you all. Respect

  2. zosky says:

    respect for broadcasting the plan yall !! the wife had to restart our pi2 *seven* times today before she could watch something. i begrudgingly put another distro on a spare sdCard so the nagging would stop … can’t wait to come back to LE 🙂

  3. M. says:

    I can live with all change of plans ahead, as long as you communicate them as well as this one!
    I really appreaciate your work! Thanks a lot! 🙂

  4. Doldi says:

    DVD playback remains temporarily disabled 🙁

    • chewitt says:

      Are you sure it worked before? .. reports of broken DVD mounting/play have been circling the forums for several years so we’re not aware of it being a new issue.

      • Harald Dold says:

        Kodi16 #1001 Milhousebuild works fine with DVD, iso, Folder or with disk.
        DTS – AudioCD, MiniDVD, mkv – it is my Favorit sind sept15.

        • chewitt says:

          Milhouse builds are Krypton based so I guess it’s good to know the issue is fixed in the future. We’ll have to see if anything from Krypton can be backported.