It’s been a while since we reported on OpenELEC so I thought I would put that right with announcement of a new version of the embedded media center system. Version 8 of OpenELEC has been released and it includes the new version of Kodi (17 Krypton). It also contains new DVB and WLAN drivers along with updated Nvidia drivers.
Here are the complete list of changes included via openelec.tv:
Core OS updates and changes (old version in brackets):
- Pulseaudio updated to 10.0 (9.0)
- Binutils updated to 2.28 (2.26)
- GCC updated to 6.3 (5.4)
- glibc updated to 2.25 (2.23)
- LLVM updated to 4.0 (3.8)
- Linux kernel updated to 4.9 (4.4)
- Mesa updated to 17.0 (11.2)
- ffmpeg updated to 3.2 (2.8)
- libva updated to 1.8 (1.7)
- connman updated to 1.33 (1.31)
- libressl updated to 2.4 (2.2)
- systemd updated to 233 (229)
- xorg-server updated to 1.19 (1.18)
- samba updated to 4.6 (3.6)
- MySQL replaced with MariaDB-10.1
- HFS and HFS+ Filesystem support removed.
- iSCSI support removed.
- NFS, NBD, iSCSI Network boot support removed.
- LIRC support removed, LIRC was always installed as a enhancenment to the Kernel RC drivers, and was only used for very old IR Hardware like classic XBox remote and others – which support is now dropped.
- Apple TV 1 IR remote driver driver removed.
- X11 AMDGPU, ATI (Radeon) and Intel GPU driver driver replaced by X11 Modesettings GPU driver.
Driver and firmware updates and changes:
- updated WLAN and DVB drivers and firmwares.
- updated Nvidia Legacy driver to xf86-video-nvidia-340, which removes support for legacy Nvidia GPUs not supporting VDPAU.
Kodi updates and changes (old version in brackets)
- Kodi updated to 17.1 final (16)
Kodi 17 (Krypton) support