Version 17 of Kodi coded named “Krypton” is close to release so the Kodi team have announced the next code name for Kodi. Version Kodi 18 will be called “Leia” in honour of the late Carrie Fisher and with this year being the 40th anniversary of the original Star Wars movie it seems a fitting code name to a great media centre system.

On the Kodi blog you can read their explanation of why they decided Leia would be the code name.

We’ve lost many important people this year, but possibly none quite so near and dear to the hearts of our team as the woman who portrayed a princess from Alderaan, a member of the Imperial Senate, a general, and a traitor. Leia wasn’t a top choice in the user suggestion threads. She wasn’t even a top ten choice. But, on the week it came time to vote, we learned of the tragic passing of Carrie Fisher, and thought there could not be a more fitting tribute than to name a version of Kodi after one of the most butt-kicking princesses in cinematic history.

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