Allwinner A10 : Is XBMC ported to MALI-400MP ?
It will not work, it will softbrick if force applied to non-Pivos M3s. Now some are upset about this, saying it's against open source but remember this, source code for the pivos/xbmc, pivos M1/M3 kernels, and M1/M3 libamplayer are present in the Pivos github. M3 source code was pushed public about 15 mins after the binaries were posted. Pivos is very open source. Pivos has made changes in certain AMLogic libs to enhance their API for usage with XBMC, those changes are present in github. We have also made changes in the kernels to enhance their performance. These changes are also present in github. If you want to use them, fine. Go compile your own and use it.

If this leaves you with a bad taste, then ask yourself what source code is your vendor is giving you on your non-Pivos boxes? When will g-box devs give out their kernel driver changes like they are required to do under GPLv2 ? How are they really supporting you besides grabbing Pivos binaries and playing the Android mix and match game to try to get them to work well.

If the non-Pivos users/devs had just compiled their own apks either from xbmc or the pivos xbmc github repo like the Pivos devs asked them to do in the very beginning instead of just grabbing the Pivos binaries, the Pivos devs would have never taken such measures. But it is what it is.
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RE: Allwinner A10 : Is XBMC ported to MALI-400MP ? - by davilla - 2012-12-19, 10:46


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