LibreELEC

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LibreELEC (short for Libre Embedded Linux Entertainment Center) is a non-profit fork of OpenELEC as an open source software appliance, a just enough Linux distro for Kodi. This fork of OpenELEC announced in March 2016 as a split from the OpenELEC team after "creative differences", taking most of its active developers at the time to join the new LibreELEC project.[1][2][3][4] This is a conservative fork of the OpenELEC project with a stronger focus on pre-release testing and post-release change management.[4]

LibreELEC
DeveloperLibreELEC Team
OS familyUnix-like
Working stateCurrent
Source modelOpen source
Initial release4 April 2016; 3 years ago (2016-04-04)
Latest release9.0.2[5] / 11 May 2019; 6 months ago (2019-05-11)
Latest preview9.2 Beta 1 (9.1.501) [6] / 11 September 2019; 2 months ago (2019-09-11)
Update methodAutomatic
PlatformsAMD64; ARMhf, ARMv7, ARM64
Kernel typeLinux
Default user interfaceKodi
LicenseGPLv2
Official websitelibreelec.tv

History[edit]

Because of the end of Python 2 support in 2020, LibreElec version 10 with Kodi 19 switches to Python 3. Therefore, addons created for prior versions with python 2 need to be updated by developers for Kodi 19 because python code is not backward compatible.

LibreELEC version Release date Kodi version Kernel Announcement
7.0.0 4 April 2016 16.1 Jarvis LibreELEC (Jarvis) v7.0.0 RELEASE
8.0.0 22 February 2017 17.0 Krypton LibreELEC (Krypton) v8.0.0 RELEASE
8.0.1 24 March 2017 17.1 LibreELEC (Krypton) v8.0.1 MR
8.0.2 26 May 2017 17.3 LibreELEC (Krypton) v8.0.2 MR
8.2.0 28 October 2017 17.5 4.11.8 LibreELEC (Krypton) v8.2.0 RELEASE
8.2.1 21 November 2017 17.6 LibreELEC (Krypton) v8.2.1 MR
8.2.2 23 December 2017 LibreELEC (Krypton) 8.2.2 MR
8.2.3 21 January 2018 LibreELEC (Krypton) 8.2.3 MR
8.2.4 14 March 2018 4.9.59 LibreELEC (Krypton) 8.2.4 MR
8.2.5 14 April 2018 4.9.80 LibreELEC (Krypton) 8.2.5 MR
9.0.0 2 February 2019 18.0 Leia LibreELEC (Leia) 9.0.0 RELEASE
9.0.1 26 February 2019 18.1 4.19.23 LibreELEC (Leia) 9.0.1 MR
9.0.2 11 May 2019 18.2 4.19.36 LibreELEC (Leia) 9.0.2 MR
9.2 TBA 18.5 5.1
10 TBA 19 Matrix 5.4

References[edit]

  1. ^ Chewitt (24 March 2016). "Let's rock this gig!". libreelec.tv. Retrieved 1 May 2016.
  2. ^ Chewitt (20 March 2016). "Hello World!". libreelec.tv. Retrieved 12 May 2016.
  3. ^ "About LibreELEC.tv". libreelec.tv. 2016. Retrieved 12 May 2016.
  4. ^ a b "LibreELEC.tv". GitHub. Retrieved 12 May 2016.
  5. ^ "LibreELEC (Leia) 9.0.2 MR". libreelec.tv. 2019-05-11. Retrieved 14 May 2019.
  6. ^ "LibreELEC (Leia) 9.2 Beta 1". 2019-09-11. Retrieved 11 September 2019.