OpenELEC 5.0 Prepares To Take On Kodi, Runs With LibreSSL

Written by Michael Larabel in Multimedia on 6 November 2014 at 12:09 AM EST. Add A Comment
The first beta of the OpenELEC 5.0 multimedia focused Linux distribution is now available for testing. OpenELEC 5.0 is to be aligned with the upcoming Kodi 14 that's the re-branded XBMC.

The XBMC developers are moving forward with their rename to Kodi. Kodi 14 is now in beta so the OpenELEC developers are preparing for their next Linux distribution update built around this upcoming release.

OpenELEC 5.0 Beta 1 was released on Wednesday and uses the Kodi 14 code, ships with the Linux 3.17 kernel, migrates over to using LibreSSL in place of OpenSSL, and has other updated packages. Support for the original Apple TV has also been discontinued by the OpenELEC crew over the Kodi developers dropping Crystal HD acceleration support and Crystal HD also being removed from the upstream kernel and the memory requirements continuing to rise for XBMC/Kodi.

Learn more about OpenELEC 5.0 Beta at
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