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Repository Bootstrapper

Creating a repository enables you to easily distribute your addons to your Kodi clients.
It has never been easier before and with "Repo Bootstrapper", you can create one from scratch by running a simple Python script.

  1. Create a repository addon which users can install.
  2. Create the addons.xml and addon.xml.md5 files.
  3. ZIP-file your addons with version numbers.
  4. Copy changelogs and rename with version numbers.
  5. Copy icons & fanarts, if any.
  6. Ignore .idea subdirectories in addons' directories (pycharm's project settings)
  • This all is outputted in a directory (default _repo) which you can sync to an online server.

How to get started

  1. Download the master zip or clone the repo:
  2. Put your uncompressed addon directories in the root folder OR copy the _tools folder to your directory with uncompressed addons
  3. Edit _tools/config.ini
  4. The 'url' value in config.ini should be the address to directory at the server where you will place the 'output' directory. If your _tools folder is at, the url should be set at By default, the script will use addresses like:
  5. When using GitHub, please use the 'raw' location (eg.[username]/[repository]/)
  6. Run _tools/

That's it! You have just created a repository addon if it did not exist and in the output folder all your zipped addons and repo files.
moved to dev section
Bump to 1.1.2 with several changes to the script after a bit of research and more testing:

- Now correctly loops through each folder to copy changelogs, fanarts, icons.
- New class: "Copier" for the above mentioned function
I guess this won't work with Kodi 19 and python 3?
(2021-12-28, 22:35)awesomebuilder Wrote: I guess this won't work with Kodi 19 and python 3?

Nope, Python 2 and 3 are not really compatible.
But the Github page is still available, so someone should be able to give it a go.
So, went to github and downloaded (latest?) version from there and is working absolutely fine  Rofl

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