OpenELEC Version 5.0.2 and RaspberryPi Hotfix 5.0.3 Released

/ 2 years ago


OpenELEC is an embedded operating system built specifically to support the Kodi media player hub (formerly known as XMBC) and to run on most available hardware, and now version 5.0.3 for RaspberryPi and version 5.0.2 for the rest have been released. This new stable version not only brings the name changed media hub, but also a list of security improvements and new drivers.

“The OpenELEC team is proud to announce OpenELEC 5.0.2. OpenELEC-5.0 is the next stable release, which is a feature release and the successor of OpenELEC-4.2. The headline change is the update from XBMC 13 (Gotham) to Kodi 14.1 (Helix) and the big switch from XBMC to Kodi branding. Due to the potential for typo-bugs and breakage from Kodi renaming YOU ARE STRONGLY ADVISED TO MAKE A FULL BACKUP before performing a manual update,” wrote the developers.

Notable changes include a version bump from v3.16 to v3.17 of the Linux kernel and a switch from OpenSSL to LibreSSL following the heartbleed disclosure. The latest Nvidia drivers have also been added as well as a new Mesa patch from upstream and support for PROJECT-based multiple noobs builds. The full change log and downloads can be found on the official site.

Thanks to OpenELEC for providing us with this information

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