The OpenELEC team have started developing the next version of OpenELEC the embedded distribution of XBMC. Version 4.2 will be the successor to 4.0 and many parts of the core OS have ben reworked. There is a new kernel, new Nvidia drivers, support for h265(HEVC) and XBMC Gothamn 13.2 beta 1. See the full technical details below:

Head over to OpenElec.TV for the download

Since OpenELEC 4.0 we have some parts of the underlying OS reworked. OpenELEC 4.1/4.2 is now based on Kernel linux-3.15, Mesa-10.2 and Xorg-1.16. We updated the Nvidia Graphic drivers in the 64-bit image to 340.x (32-bit remains on 304.123), Systemd to systemd-215, our Connectionmanager to connman-1.24 and XBMC to XBMC Gotham 13.2 (beta1). We switched our libc from eglibc to glibc. We added support for nss-mdns, support to perform filesystem checks on every boot for our both default system partitions and ffmpeg-2.2 to our x86 builds. With switching to ffmpeg-2.2 on our x86 builds we now support h265(HEVC).

Updated core Components (summary)

update to linux-3.15.5

update to Mesa-10.2.3

update to xf86-video-nvidia-340.24 (64-bit)

update to xf86-video-nvidia-304.123 (32-bit)

update to xorg-server-1.16 (beta)

switching from eglibc-2.19 to glibc-2.19

update to libgcrypt-1.6.1

update to glib-2.40.0

update to gettext-0.19.1

update to cmake-3.0.0

update and switch to ffmpeg-2.2.4

update to connman-1.24

update to systemd-215

add-nss-mdns support

add support for filesystem check on boot

update PVR addons

update to XBMC Gotham 13.2 (beta1)

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

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