Xbian one of the great XBMC builds for the Raspberry Pi has reached the Alpha 5 stage. It’s been a couple of months since the last alpha and this features a new xbian-config system as well as using XBMC 12 Frodo.
There are also Raspberry Pi firmware updates and the development team say it’s much faster than Alpha 4. Download instructions and more details on the xbian.org site.
XBian 1.0 Alpha 5, out now!
After two months of massive coding, we bring you the fifth alpha version of XBian 1.0!
From the development point of view XBian 1.0 Alpha 5 took the most man hours (we’re awaiting feminine team members). We’ve completely rewritten xbian-config and created a custom implementation for an animated splash. We also welcomed a new team member specialized in python under the name of belese (and sadly had to say goodbye to Hexagon). Belese worked hard on a xbian-config port inside XBMC. XBian can now be fully customized inside XBMC (currently only supported under the Confluence skin). Last but not least, we’ve finally included XBMC v12 final. A lot of improvements in both the Raspberry Pi firmware and the XBMC software make Alpha 5 notably faster than Alpha 4.
All questions, bugs or fixes can again be posted on our forum, you can also come celebrate with us in ourIRC-channel.
Issue #88: Make advancedsettings.xml Frodo-proof
Issue #182: XVID playback stops
Issue #189: [xbian-config] 4 Packages – mislabelled
Issue #204: Fix grey blocks in video when skipping/forwarding movie
Issue #206: Choppy xvid playback – timestamp issue with packed B frames
Issue #217: Fix problem with 8192cu wireless chip (solution included)
Issue #222: Switching to next video results in just sound (black screen)
Issue #225: Out of memory while playing Youtube
Issue #228: Error: Requested setting (audiooutput.guisoundmode) not found
Issue #234: Cannot troubleshoot /var/log/messages and kernel not used
Issue #242: Add swap file (128 MB static size)
Issue #246: [xbian-config] wlan settings problems with special characters ($)
Issue #248: Fix (auto)mount issues
Issue #252: Root not available as source in XBMC (only Fusion available)
USB automount permissions
Moved tty0 udev permissions out of 99-input.rules
Fixed dirty vchiq permission hack
Issue #10: XBMC Frodo stable
Issue #125: Splash screen on boot
Issue #159: Delay when setting audo / Mute doesn’t work
Issue #181: Change cachemembuffersize
Issue #193: Terratec Cinergy DVB-T Stick Dual Rev 2 recognized as Rev 1
Issue #195: Update Raspberry Pi firmware
Issue #212: External HDD Spin down after 5 minutes
Issue #235: RaspberryPi Crash, have watcher automatically restart PI
Issue #238 and #243: Remove skin audio settings in confluence
Issue #239: Add ondemand WOL capability to XBian
Issue #251: Add TL-WN821N firmware
Issue #267: Add speedlink remote support
Fixed the black screen on XBMC shutdown
Moved (initial) boot script to the initramfs so everything can be setup in a single boot
Issue #99: [xbian-config] More standard dialogs
Issue #110: [xbian-config] Make overclocking a radio dialog and show current settings
Issue #114: [xbian-config] Make a port for inside XBMC
Issue #126: Command line control of xbian-config modules
Issue #142: [xbian-config] All ports XBMC resolution setting
Issue #143: [xbian-config] Bash Settings like language override and disable autostart
Issue #144: Integrating xbian-config in the confuence skin
Issue #194: xbian-config suppresses error messages
Issue #249: [xbian-config-bash] UTF-8 support for multi-lingual support