OpenELEC have launched Beta 1 for OpenELEC 4 which is the first version of OpenELEC to include XBMC 13 (Gotham) beta 1. The first beta of XBMC 13 was launched this week and the OpenELEC team have been pretty quick getting beta 1 into the new build. The new version also includes a new kernel and other changes under the hood.

OpenELEC is an embedded version of XBMC which is great for building dedicated XBMC machines and works on PCs and devices like the Raspberry Pi. Grab the download from OpenELEC.TV.

The OpenELEC team is proud to announce its first Beta of OpenELEC 4.0.
Internally this will be known by the less-catchy name OpenELEC 3.95.1.

The team has made a huge effort to make this one of our best releases yet. Since the OpenELEC 3.0 and 3.2.x releases, we have worked hard to improve OpenELEC in a number of areas. Some of these are visible changes, others are backend changes that aren’t as visible to every user but are certainly worth mentioning.

Since OpenELEC 3.2 the underlying OS and the build system have been completely reworked. One aspect of the builds that isn’t visible to most users is the buildsystem; it is one of the most fundamental building blocks for OpenELEC. It provides us the flexibility to support many different build platforms, to be responsive in updating specific packages and to add new features easily.

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