OpenELEC 6.0 Beta 1 released

OpenELEC 6.0 Beta 1 released

Raspberry Pi
The OpenELEC team have released OpenELEC 6.0 Beta 1. OpenELEC is an embedded distribution of Kodi/XBMC and the new releases main change seems to be the upgrade of Kodi to 15.0 Isengard Beta 1. Also in the distribution is the latest version of ffmpeg (2.6), Mesa (10.5), Kernel 4.0 (except iMX6 / WeTek_Play platform), systemd (219), Binutils (2.25), Glibc (2.21), libressl (2.1.6) and LLVM-3.6.

The release notes on OpenElec.tv has all the details where you can also find the download links.

The most visible change is the update from Kodi-14.2 Helix to Kodi-15.0 Isengard (beta 1). Beginning with Kodi-15 most audio encoder, audio decoder, PVR and visualisation addons are no longer included in our base OS, but they are available via Kodi’s addon manager and must be installed from there, if needed. Our own PVR backends such as VDR and TVHeadend will install needed dependencies automatically. Other than that, please refer to http://kodi.tv/kodi-15-0-isengard-beta-1/ to see all the changes in Kodi-15.

Our OS is updated to latest ffmpeg (2.6), Mesa (10.5), Kernel 4.0 (except iMX6 / WeTek_Play platform), systemd (219), Binutils (2.25), Glibc (2.21), libressl (2.1.6) and LLVM-3.6. Also we updated the whole OS with recent releases of all packages and we added support for Xorg’s new input driver system based on libinput and updated many Xorg libs and GPU drivers to more modern releases.

We now officially support WeTek’sWeTek Play devices with a build that can be installed to the internal NAND or as a dual boot system together with WeTek’s Android version on SDCard. Our iMX6 build supports now all Solidrun CuBox-i/TV devices, Solidrun Hummingboard and OSMC’s Vero (but we recommend that you use at least Solidrun CuBox-i2eX / Hummingboard-i2eX or better).

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