Software update: OpenELEC 5.0.6

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Version 5.0.6 of the Open Embedded Linux Entertainment Center has been released. This Linux distribution is based on Kodi 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. Version 5.0 includes a switch to Kodi 14, a newer version of the Linux kernel is used and OpenSSL has been replaced by LibreSSL. The following changes and improvements have also been made in this release:

Updated core Components (summary) since OpenELEC 5.0.5

  • Update to kodi-14-e7ba06f
  • Update to bcm2835-driver-f1b6b1c
  • Update to bcm2835-bootloader-f1b6b1c
  • Update to linux-3.18.9 for RPi2
  • Update to kmod-20
  • Update to libvorbis-1.3.5
  • Update to xz-5.2.1
  • Update to sqlite-autoconf-3080803
  • Update to libgcrypt-1.6.3
  • Update to alsa-utils-1.0.29
  • Update to alsa-lib-1.0.29
  • Projects/RPi*/patches/kodi: update RPi support patch
  • Projects/RPi2/patches/linux: update RPi2 support patch
  • Linux: Enable all buttons on the TiVo Slide Pro remote.
  • Linux: Use legacy turbo (fixes BYT full freeze)
  • Projects/imx6/linux: Changed the kernel of the project IMX6 to include PCI and IWLWIFI support. Additionally added the iwlwifi-firmware to the options of the project IMX6.
  • Libva: x11: dri2: fix double Unlocks/SyncHandle
  • Linux: fix CT2-4400v2 clock
  • RPi2: add CONFIG_DVB_SP2

For a full changelog on what’s new, follow this link

Version number 5.0.6
Release status Final
Operating systems Linux
Website OpenELEC
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License type GPL
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