LibreELEC (Krypton) v7.95.1 BETA

Posted by LibreELEC on January 17, 2017 · 4 mins read

LibreELEC (Krypton) 8.0 preview release continues with v7.95.1 release available for all build projects except Amlogic aarch64 devices. We have now forked and frozen the release branch on GitHub; which means from this point we allow updates to add-ons but will refuse any new feature additions, major build-system changes, and all software package bumps to the release branch unless changes resolve a known problem or critical security issue. This approach assures stability in the 8.0 release branch and continuity of Alpha testing. LibreELEC v7.95.1 is based on Kodi Krypton 17.0-RC3.

Amlogic aarch64 projects (WeTek Hub, WeTek Play 2, and Odroid C2) are excluded due to a memory leak issue we are still diagnosing. Although the problem is also present in recent Alpha builds we felt it was inappropriate to release until this is resolved as a Beta release attracts many more user-upgrades from Jarvis installs. Our investigation continues and we hope to start Beta soon.

Changes in v7.95.1 include:

  • Fix atvclient IR sensor support in Krypton
  • Fix issues in ATi/Intel drivers (build with DRI3 support but default to DRI2)
  • Fix window manager (fluxbox) so apps start maximised
  • Fix numerous sync/timing issues on Amlogic ‘arm’ devices
  • Fix audio passthrough for JustBoom DAC devices for RPi
  • Fix use of colour highlighting in systemd log messages
  • Update pulse-eight CEC adapter support (libCEC 4.0.1)
  • Update to Raspberry Pi firmware to resolve minor CEC issues
  • Update to Linux 4.9.3 kernel
  • Update to Linux support patches for Raspberry Pi
  • Update to Kodi v17.0-RC3
  • Update to LibreELEC settings 0.8.7
  • Add media_build DVB driver support to Generic/RPi/RPi2 projects
  • Add UDL driver support to RPi/RPi2 projects
  • Add skin.estouchy package to the LibreELEC add-on repo

View detailed changes on GitHub

MEDIA BUILD

The team have added the CrazyCat fork of media_build drivers to the Linux 4.9 kernel used in Generic x86_64 and Raspberry Pi images. This adopts work from a long-running community release to increase the range of DVB devices that can be used “out of box” with Tvheadend/VDR. This includes TBS cards and the Geniatech T230C DVB-T2 stick.

BOOT PARTITION SIZE

The LibreELEC (Krypton) 7.95.1 image for Generic x86_64 hardware is 216MB so it fits in the 230MB boot partition size limit of older OpenELEC installations without resizing the boot partition or forcing a complete reinstallation.

** CANARY PERIOD **

LibreELEC operates a 24-hour ‘canary’ period between release files being posted for download and the release being available via auto-update. During this time LibreELEC 8.0 Alpha preview and LibreELEC 7.0.3 users can use the LibreELEC settings add-on to update manually within the Kodi GUI. To update from older LibreELEC 7.0 releases (e.g. 7.0.2) or OpenELEC use the .tar file below.

New installations using the LibreELEC USB-SD Creator app

LibreELEC.USB-SD.Creator.Linux-32bit.bin (info) LibreELEC.USB-SD.Creator.Linux-64bit.bin (info) LibreELEC.USB-SD.Creator.macOS.dmg (info) LibreELEC.USB-SD.Creator.Win32.exe (info)

New installation using 3rd party USB or SD writer apps (.img.gz)

LibreELEC-Generic.x86_64-7.95.1.img.gz (info) LibreELEC-RPi.arm-7.95.1.img.gz (info) LibreELEC-RPi2.arm-7.95.1.img.gz (info) LibreELEC-imx6.arm-7.95.1.img.gz (info) LibreELEC-WeTek_Play.arm-7.95.1.img.gz (info) LibreELEC-WeTek_Core.arm-7.95.1.img.gz (info)

New Install to WeTek internal NAND (.zip)

LibreELEC-WeTek_Play.arm-7.95.1.zip (info) LibreELEC-WeTek_Core.arm-7.95.1.zip (info)

Manual Update from LibreELEC 7.0 or OpenELEC (.tar)

LibreELEC-Generic.x86_64-7.95.1.tar (info) LibreELEC-RPi.arm-7.95.1.tar (info) LibreELEC-RPi2.arm-7.95.1.tar (info) LibreELEC-imx6.arm-7.95.1.tar (info) LibreELEC-WeTek_Play.arm-7.95.1.tar (info) LibreELEC-WeTek_Core.arm-7.95.1.tar (info)

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