OpenELEC 5.0.4 released

Raspberry Pi

OpenELEC the embedded distribution of Kodi/XMBC has been updated to version 5.0.4. The new release has an updated version of Kodi (14-085163e), updated Linux for the Raspberry Pi 2, updated PVR component and other fixes.

OpenELEC is a great option for running Kodi on the new Raspberry Pi as well as on a PC turning it into a dedicated media center machine. You can get the update from

Updated core Components (summary) since OpenELEC 5.0.3

update to kodi-14-085163e

update to samba-3.6.25

update to linux-3.18.7 for RPi2

update to mpc-1.0.3

update to libssh-0.6.4

update to bcm2835-bootloader-69b787b

update to bcm2835-driver-69b787b

update to kodi-pvr-addons-da4c212

update to xorg-server-1.16.4

downgrade to curl-7.37.1

projects/RPi*/linux: disable CONFIG_PREEMPT, disable CONFIG_RCU_NOCB_CPU

kodi: add PR6408

Update 98-eventlircd.rules

Add home key id for Rii i7 remote

lcdproc: move nobody user/group to busybox

GCC 4.9 has support for armv7ve

projects/RPi2/patches/linux: update RPi2 support patch

Revert “kodi: add NFS chunksize patch”

Revert “kodi: add PR6376”

For a full changelog on what’s new, follow the link below:…5.0.4

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