OpenELEC 5.0 Release Candidate 1

OpenELEC 5.0 Release Candidate 1

Raspberry Pi

The OpenELEC team have announced the first release candidate of OpenELEC 5.0. OpenELEC is an embedded version of Kodi (the new name for XBMC) and this release based on the first release candidate of Kodi. It also includes an updated Linux kernel and switch to LibreSSL.

Full release notes from

Updated core Components (summary) since OpenELEC 4.95.4

update to kodi-pvr-addons-14d9828

update to kodi-14-ffad6b8

update to bcm2835-bootloader-c48462f

update to bcm2835-driver-c48462f

update to OpenELEC-settings-0.5.6

update to wireless-regdb-2014.11.18

update to flac-1.3.1

update to xf86-input-evdev-2.9.1

update to libpng-1.6.15

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

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

kodi: update FM support patch

ffmpeg: add support for mpegts

linux: add new radeon firmwares, this should fix #3654

linux: update ngene/octopus

kodi: set LimitNOFILE to 16384, to make mythtv pvr addon happy

remove package ‘libpcap’

added package brcmfmac_sdio-firmware linux: added needed drivers for bcm43xx bluetooth devices

projects/imx6/linux: build SPDIF driver as modules

For a full changelog on what’s new, follow the link below:…4.97.1


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