LibreELEC (Jarvis) v7.0 BETA2

v6.95.2 (Beta 2) resolves video issues for the Raspberry Pi users who comprise a majority of our users. It also prevents a device ID overlap between the bcma/wl wireless drivers in Generic and adds a patch that may reduce (but not eliminate) some “settings lost at shutdown” issues which are an ongoing Kodi problem common to multiple distros. Kodi team are now expected to release 16.1 final next weekend. If this happens “Plan C” will be to release our 7.0.0 build with new logo branding during the next week.


LibreELEC operates a 24-hour ‘canary’ period between major release files being posted to the download page and the release being available via the auto-update system. This is for two reasons: First, if we find a problem we can pull the files before too many users grab the update. Second, it allows time for the release to propagate among our global network of download mirrors.

If you are running @milhouse or other community builds your system will not auto-update to the beta release. You must first perform a manual update to the beta release. Your system will then auto-update to any further beta releases (although none are planned) and/or the final v7.0.0 release.


7 Responses

  1. JJK9 says:

    yay thank you, the video bug was really annoying so im glad it’s finally gone, downloading now. It’s actions like this that will keep your fanbase and make it grow.

  2. Jeroen says:

    Was this bug in OE as well? Just curious whether the different development principles play some role in the experience of the (beta)user

    • chewitt says:

      It’s more of an oversight on our part as until 6.90.001 nobody on staff has ever been allowed to create an official release before. We’re now developing formal documentation on project infrastructure and core processes to ensure any project task can be performed by multiple people. The release procedure document is evolving a check-list of packages that need to be kept updated and “RPi backports patch” is on the list. So, a n00b error but valuable learning and now something that’s less likely to be repeated.

  3. pd says:

    The manual upgrade from OpenELEC section on the downloads page is missing a nice helpful reminder how to do such an upgrade. Enable samba, extract to the update share? Reboot?

    • MayeulC says:

      Well, you just have to download the upgrade from OpenELEC archive, and extract the four usual files into the update folder. The files are something like “KERNEL, KERNEL.md5, SYSTEM, SYSTEM.md5”
      Just reboot, and you’re done.

      Message to the administrators : I don’t seem to receive the confirmation email for the forum registration. Is it a bug on your side?

      • chewitt says:

        Just put the .tar file in the share and reboot; no need to unpack it (for about 2.5 years now). There are some email issues with Hotmail and other MS sites but your account has been manually activated.