Author: chewitt

Pirates Ahoy

In the last week we started to block specific accounts associated with add-on repos and “builds” that promote access to pirate content from following us, messaging us, tagging us in photo’s etc. on social sites like Facebook, Google+, Twitter, YouTube. We did this because piracy is not a fun, crazy or cool thing. If you associate us with pirate add-ons, builds and services, or the resellers and manufacturers who pre-load them, it harms our name and reputation. Kodi maintains a list of known piracy add-ons. It is never comprehensive as pirate sites change, add-ons and builds die frequently, new ones appear. If...

LibreELEC (Krypton) v7.90.003 ALPHA

LibreELEC (Krypton) 8.0 preview builds continue with v7.90.003 which is now available for Generic x86_64 hardware and Raspberry Pi devices. The Amlogic changes in Kodi VideoPlayer are still not at the point where we want larger-scale testing (and bug reporting) from WeTek Play/Core and Odroid C2 users so we continue to hold those builds. The changes in v7.90.003 include: Fix an issue where journald logs were wiped on RPi due to time/NTP changes Fix an issue with updating from .img.gz on WP/WC block device storage Fix an issue with mtools creating corrupt directories in installer images Fix an machine-id issue when /storage/.cache...

Thank You!

It’s important to say Thank You! to the users who donate towards the upkeep and long-term goals of the project. One small way for us to show appreciation is tagging forum accounts with a “Donor” rank so active supporters stand-out from the crowd. In the last week we processed the list of donations received since March and tagged the forum accounts we could match by name, username or email address. If your account is not tagged please flag the date, amount and username to [email protected] and we’ll update your profile. The list also reveals the top 10 most generous countries (in descending order): The largest individual...

LibreELEC (Jarvis) v7.0.2 MR

The v7.0.2 maintenance release has a strong Raspberry flavour with firmware and Kodi updates to resolve minor Pi issues and a bootloop with the Xperience1080 skin. There are also tweaks to polish the “noobs” experience as the Raspberry Pi Foundation now includes LibreELEC in the list of distributions available via noobs and their downloads page. If you are not using Pi hardware this is a minor update as there have been few reports of things to fix. v7.0.2 changes include: Fix an issue where journald logs were wiped on RPi due to time/NTP changes Fix an issue where Kodi skins with no cursor...

LibreELEC (Krypton) v7.90.002 ALPHA

LibreELEC (Krypton) 8.0 preview builds continue with v7.90.002 which is now available for Generic x86_64 hardware and Raspberry Pi devices. Other hardware platforms are still pending upstream Kodi development for Amlogic reaching a suitable point where we can start builds. Changes in v7.90.002 include: Main changes: Fix overlay folder creation in Raspberry Pi images Fix option to disable samba via LibreELEC settings Fix occasional first boot issues with /etc/machineid Fix crackling digital audio with alsa and non-Kodi apps Fix for null NTP values in LibreELEC settings Fix support for DVD playback in Kodi Update Linux Kernel to 4.6.2 Update Kodi to git master...

LibreELEC (Krypton) v7.90.001 ALPHA

Alpha builds are an important part of our long-term test strategy. Our developers do high quality testing but we are small in number, don’t have every device to test with, and often sidestep problems without realising. The project needs a community of regular testers with a larger selection of hardware and more ‘human’ behaviour to find problems we miss. Thorough testing will be particularly important for LibreELEC 8.0 as Kodi v17 brings major video changes and introduces new retro gaming capabilities. At this stage it’s too early to talk about release dates but we do want to talk about LibreELEC releasing 8.0 shortly...