LibreELEC Blog

LibreELEC (Jarvis) v7.0.1 noobs respin

The LibreELEC v7.0.1 “noobs” images for Raspberry pi (all versions) were released with a couple of errors which have been corrected. To avoid the confusion of an odd numbered v7.0.1.1 release or rushing v7.0.2 out with only a couple of changes we simply swapped the download files on the server at 5pm GMT today. This exploits the “it didn’t work, so I downloaded the image again and made a new SD card and now it works!” trial and error process most first-time noob(s) users follow. If you are not using noobs, there’s nothing to see here, move along please 🙂

LibreELEC (Jarvis) v7.0.1 MR

It’s been three weeks since we published LibreELEC 7.0.0 so its time to roll-up fixes for minor issues in a maintenance release (MR). The list of changes is shown below. It’s a short list as the 7.0.0 release is proving to be nice and stable. Fix (disable) power saving mode on RTL8812AU chips Fix minor issues with SSL certificate paths Fix for an EPG search issue (backported from Krypton) Fix machine-id uniqueness on hardware with slow-loading network drivers Fix boot splash aspect ratio on nVidia GPU systems Update Kodi RPi-backport patch to address minor Kodi video issues Update the LibreELEC add-on repo to...

LibreELEC (Jarvis) v7.0.0 RELEASE

It’s taken six weeks crammed with activity to reach this point. The LibreELEC collective has grown to approx. 45 people (someone needs to start a who’s who guide) and there’s generally been some rather cool things happening around us. Happy times indeed. The v7.0.0 build contains Kodi Jarvis 16.1 (final) and a fix for some Verisign SSL certificate changes that impacted Pandora add-on users. It also addresses a bluez crash, a firmware update for Intel Skylake users, a fix for an Amlogic CEC issue on WeTek Play/Core. Most importantly it also contains our new logo branding. The website, forums, wiki, and...

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. ** IMPORTANT ** LibreELEC operates a 24-hour ‘canary’ period between major release files...

Heads Up!

Just a quick post to let you know that the LibreELEC logo branding will change. The current “branch” logo suited at the time of forking because it resonated with team members who type “git branch” on a daily basis; branching and forking have similar meaning to developers. Since forking the LibreELEC team has absorbed people who are less development focussed and we started to look at how our logo is used. The leafy green shades of the branch look nice on the website masthead but aren’t so good in the settings add-on when contrasted against the graphics and backgrounds of the random skins people choose;...

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...