The developers behind XBMC have announced their first beta release of XBMC 10.0, which is codenamed Dharma. After being in development for a number of months, this open-source multi-media project hopes they soon will be announcing the final release of XBMC 10.0.
XBMC 10.0 introduces an add-on system for separating out the core media playback functionality from the GUI, visualizations, skins, and other items. Besides this add-on system making its debut, this new release supports a variety of video acceleration methods (from VDPAU to VA-API to Broadcom's Cystal HD API), new web-server improvements, VP8 video decoding support, improved Linux 64-bit support, new video scrapers, and many other enhancements.
The release announcement for XBMC Dharma Beta 1 can be read at XBMC.org
. There is also a change-log
within their Trac area.