Software update: OpenELEC 3.1.6

Version 3.1.6 of the Open Embedded Linux Entertainment Center has been released, a test version of the 3.2 series. This Linux distribution is based on XBMC Media Center and can turn a computer into a full-fledged HTPC. OpenELEC is easy to install, maintain and use, as well as being small and lightning fast. In addition to the default download there are special versions for AMD’s Fusion and Nvidia’s ION platform, Apple TV, Xtreamer Ultra and Raspberry Pi. The changelog for version 3.1.6 shows the following changes and improvements:

The OpenELEC team is proud to release OpenELEC 3.1.6

This release has some bug fixes and speed improvements. Besides the usual bugfixes and package updates we also added some more backports from XBMC Gotham for RaspberryPi (again many thanks to ‘Popcornmix for the help and support here). We found two issues which has slowed down our boot time drastically in the last few years and fixed this. RaspberryPi Users and users with slow systems should especially notice a speedup on boot (up to 15-20sec on RPi!). We also included patches for:

  • Speedup fanart and thumbnails loading
  • Network caching
  • GUI optimizations (on RPi showing the Systeminfo output should have much lower CPU usage now)
  • Avahi/Zeroconf bug fixes and improvements
  • Samba bug fixes and improvements

As a little bonus we added OBEX support in our builds (which can be enabled in our settings addon under “services” which provides filetransfer via bluetooth from any smartphone/bluetooth device to your OpenELEC box.

Version number 3.1.6
Release status Final
Operating systems Linux
Website OpenELEC
Download http://openelec.tv/get-openelec
License type GPL