OpenELEC 4.2.0 Released

The Openelec team has just released their version 4.2.0 stable. It comes with goodies like new nvidia drivers, and h265 support. Read on to see the full list of changes.

  • OpenELEC-4.2 is now based on Kernel linux-3.16, Mesa-10.3, llvm-3.5 and Xorg-1.16.
  • We updated the Nvidia Graphic drivers in the 64-bit image to 340.x (32-bit remains on 304.123), systemd to systemd-216, our Connectionmanager to connman-1.25 and XBMC to XBMC Gotham 13.2.
  • We switched our libc from eglibc to glibc, upgraded to glibc-2.20 and binutils-2.24.
  • We added support for nss-mdns, support to perform filesystem checks on every boot for our both default system partitions and ffmpeg-2.4 to our x86 builds. With switching to ffmpeg-2.4 on our x86 builds we now support h265(HEVC) and Dolby Atmos.
  • OpenELEC 4.2 includes a new MMC/SDCard driver for RaspberryPi. This is now the default sdcard driver. It should avoid some of the issues of the old driver, like polling with interrupts disabled, and could improve performance and avoid interfering with other drivers (e.g. USB or LIRC).
  • OpenELEC now uses the PSTATE CPU scaling driver for Intel Systems and includes drivers for more hardware like DVB devices and WLAN adapters.
  • update to bluez-5.23
  • update to xtrans-1.3.5
  • update to ffmpeg-2.4.1
  • update to swig-2.0.12
  • update to xz-5.0.7
  • update to xorg-server-1.16.1
  • update to gnutls-3.2.18
  • update to bcm2835-bootloader-53162d5
  • update to bcm2835-driver-53162d5
  • update to Mesa-10.3.0
  • update to dbus-1.8.8
  • update to linux-3.16.3
  • update to cmake-3.0.2
  • update to binutils-2.24
  • update to fuse-exfat-1.1.0
  • update to glibc-2.20
  • update to xf86-video-intel-2.99.916
  • update to service.openelec.settings-0.3.20
  • update to misc-firmware-0.0.12
  • update to dvb-firmware-0.0.44
  • projects/RPi/patches/linux: update RPi support patch
  • xbmc: add upstream patch to add atmos support
  • ffmpeg: add upstream patch to add atmos support
  • xbmc: add patch to support KEY_TV on ‘devinput’ devices
  • v4l-utils: add patch to add support for remotes like ‘at-visions’ one, thanks to at-visions for providing the hardware
  • RTL8812AU: add support for TP-Link Archer T4U-AC1200
  • RTL8812AU: add support for Buffalo WI-U2-433DM
  • RTL8812AU: add support for Edimax EW-7811UTC
  • RTL8812AU: add support for Netgear-A6100

You can download it here

For a full changelog on what’s new, follow the link below:…4.2.0

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