OpenELEC 5.0.1 released with support for the new Raspberry Pi 2

Raspberry Pi

OpenELEC the embedded distribution of Kodi/XMBC has been updated adding support for the Raspberry Pi 2. The update includes the latest version of Kodi, updated Kernel and a lot of other changes (see below) enabling OpenELEC to work on the new Raspberry Pi.

With OpenELEC you can turn a PC into Media Center with Kodi, it’s a really simple download and setup. You can get the download image from OpenELEC.TV.

Changelog from OpenELEC:

  • update to libaacs-0.8.0
  • update to bcm2835-bootloader-4a66b50
  • update to bcm2835-driver-4a66b50
  • update to kodi-audioencoder-lame-3eb59de
  • update to kodi-audioencoder-vorbis-dbf5c62
  • update to kodi-audioencoder-flac-62c2cc8
  • update to kodi-14-b5dbdb5
  • update to rtmpdump-a107cef
  • update to bison-3.0.4
  • update to kodi-pvr-addons-a0a437e
  • update to Mesa-10.3.7
  • update to llvm-3.5.1
  • update to libdrm-2.4.59
  • update to sqlite-autoconf-3080801
  • update to libtool-2.4.5
  • update to ffmpeg-2.4.6
  • update to gdb-7.8.2
  • update to automake-1.15
  • update to elfutils-0.161
  • update to curl-7.40.0
  • update to libjpeg-turbo-1.4.0
  • update to xz-5.2.0
  • update to linux-3.17.8
  • update to OpenELEC-settings-0.5.8
  • update to libhdhomerun-20141210
  • update to freetype-2.5.5
  • update to libva-1.5.0
  • update to bluez-5.27
  • downgrade to connman 1.23
  • linux: add kernel 3.18, neeced for RPi2 support
  • scripts/image: install dtb files for bcm2835 bootloader too if avaible
  • new project: add project ‘RPi2’
  • projects/RPi/patches/kodi: update RPi support patch
  • projects/*/linux: enable crypto modules for NFSv4
  • projects/RPi/patches/linux: update RPi support patch
  • libressl: also install ca bundle in /etc/ssl
  • IMX: Disable console blank
  • Radeon: disable RADEON_GEM_GTT_WC for Kabini and Aruba
  • connman: make it clear for users to not edit /etc/hosts
  • connman: /etc/hosts should be available early
  • imx6: Use 24 bit by default again
  • nss-mdns: mdns_minimal is enough
  • imx6: move coherent_pool back to kernel. increase to 2M
  • projects/imx6/patches/linux: prepend kernel config cmdline to bootloader arguments from uEnv.txt
  • IMX: linux: remove hardcoded coherent_pool option from cmdline
  • IMX: bootloader: Readd coherent_pool and bump to 2M
  • alsa-lib: Fix PHIREE U2 and Soundblaster F-Xi XD
  • projects/*/linux: add netconsole support
  • linux: add patch for Geniatech T230 USB DVB-T/T2/C tuner

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