XBMC 13 has reached the release candidate stage and OpenELEC have updated their beta of OpenELEC 4.0 to include the new build of XBMC. The update also has new drivers and the kernel has been updated to 3.14.2, OpenELEC is an embedded version of XBMC and is a great way to get started with XBMC.

Release notes and download links at openelec.tv


Updated and changed Components since OpenELEC-3.95.6 (summary)

update to xbmc-13-482ccd3 (XBMC 13 Gotham RC1)

update to bcm2835-bootloader-cd50136

update to bcm2835-driver-cd50136

update to service.openelec.settings-0.3.15

update to linux-3.14.2

update to gcc-4.9.0

update to xf86-video-nvidia-331.67

update to dvb-firmware-0.0.40

update to wlan-firmware-0.0.20

update to Mesa-10.1.1

projects/RPi/patches/xbmc: update RPi patch

projects/RPi/patches/linux: update RPi support patch

Revert “projects/*: switch to kernel R8188EU driver”

linux: add upstream patch to Work around BIOS defects in Intel MCH area reporting

provide a /etc/os-release file (see http://0pointer.de/blog/projects/os-release)

linux: mceusb xhci fix

linux: firmware: add BONAIRE_vce.bin

linux: update radeon PLL patch

projects/*/linux: enable ‘CONFIG_DRM_LOAD_EDID_FIRMWARE’

init: added wake-on-lan script

busybox (initramfs): add ‘ping’ and ‘ether-wake’ applet

fluxbox: avoid potential SIGFPE in Menu::updateMenu()

scripts/mkimage: set ‘installer’ as default boot option

linux: add patch to enable Nuvoton CIR driver on probing, see https://patchwork.linuxtv.org/patch/22339/

Modified before units of systemd in xbmc-(halt|poweroff|reboot) services.

config/noobs: update partition and file size

For a full changelog on what’s new, follow the link below:

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