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v18 LibreELEC Testbuilds for x86_64 (Kodi 18.0)
Big thanks for your friendly and always helpful nature, @peak3d !
Asus H270M-Plus (i3-7100),NUC7i3BNH,WeTekHub,Pi2,Win10Server.
New LibreELEC.tv Leia build #0424: Generic
(Supercedes previous build)

SHA256 Checksum: c4cf9c2942e98afcfa975648c475771e0ed0f659278fd47098775bf6b0c8a782 (Generic)

# uname -a
Linux NUC 4.14.34 #1 SMP Tue Apr 24 21:05:54 BST 2018 x86_64 GNU/Linux

# lsb_release
LibreELEC (Milhouse): devel-20180424210314-#0424-gadc0ff9 [Build #0424]

# Kodi version
(18.0-ALPHA2 Git:af4a548). Platform: Linux x86 64-bit

Based on tip of LibreELEC.tv master (adc0ff9, changelog) and tip of XBMC master (cd6c3fa, changelog) with the following modifications: Build Highlights:
  1. Reusable Python fixes
Build Details:
  1. LibreELEC.tv:
    • scripts/image: support periodic image names (PR:2661, 1 commit, 1 file changed)
    • initramfs: add missing fakeroot:host dependency (PR:2663, 1 commit, 1 file changed)
  2. XBMC:
    • [fix] call av_dump_format with redacted url (PR:13801, 1 commit, 2 files changed)
  3. Additional commits/pull requests/changes not yet merged upstream:
    • Updated: [pkg] PR:3 (perma): Reusepython (kodi)
Texture Cache Maintenance Utility: Preload your texture cache for optimal UI performance. Remotely manage media libraries. Purge unused artwork to free up space. Find missing media. Configurable QA check to highlight metadata issues. Aid in diagnosis of library and cache related problems.
(2018-04-24, 21:45)Milhouse Wrote:
(2018-04-24, 21:32)laric Wrote: Libreelec will stay on your current kernel for the 9.0 release when ever that is going to be?
so no AMD Ryzen with vega until next wave of alphas in kodi 19?

Yes, as things stand LibreELEC 9.0 will be released with 4.14.y, as that's the current LTS kernel.

LibreELEC 10.0 will (probably) use the next LTS kernel (4.19.y, maybe 4.20.y) once it becomes available, but that kernel may not be released for another 12 months or more. Kodi 19 could be around before the next LTS is released in which case LE 10 alphas will continue with the old LTS (without support for Ryzen/Vega).  
I see.
That seems like an odd decision to me that something that lies in the forefront on multimedia Kodi /LibreElec should choose to use a potentially dated kernel.
Isn't LTS kernels really meant for enterprises running on servers?

So a potentially really nice (for HTPC purposes at least) processor family might be entirely missed by LibreElec as the current family (Ryzen 3/5 2x00g) might be irrelevant by the time that it is in the LTS kernel that LibreElec will support?
If my post helped you then there is a nice "Thank user" button on the bottom of the post.
(2018-04-24, 22:47)Milhouse Wrote: New LibreELEC.tv Leia build #0424: Generic(Supercedes previous build)
 
  1. Additional commits/pull requests/changes not yet merged upstream:
    • Updated: [pkg] PR:3 (perma): Reusepython (kodi)
 
@Milhouse  Something strange with the new Reusepython addition. When trying to open Fox Sports Go, it never loads the listings, it just continues to try and load until it times out. YouTube and PS Vue addons are the only other ones I've tried so far and they both work ok. Going back to any build before Resuepython was added and it works fine. I'll grab a debug log later today.
(2018-04-25, 15:08)Aenima99x Wrote: @Milhouse  Something strange with the new Reusepython addition. When trying to open Fox Sports Go, it never loads the listings, it just continues to try and load until it times out. YouTube and PS Vue addons are the only other ones I've tried so far and they both work ok. Going back to any build before Resuepython was added and it works fine. I'll grab a debug log later today. 
  @Aenima99x  The load icon issue is resolved in newer PR versions, but this does not mean that the addon runs:

2729071 (post)

Has to be done from the addon dev
(2018-04-25, 15:29)peak3d Wrote:
(2018-04-25, 15:08)Aenima99x Wrote: @Milhouse  Something strange with the new Reusepython addition. When trying to open Fox Sports Go, it never loads the listings, it just continues to try and load until it times out. YouTube and PS Vue addons are the only other ones I've tried so far and they both work ok. Going back to any build before Resuepython was added and it works fine. I'll grab a debug log later today. 
  @Aenima99x  The load icon issue is resolved in newer PR versions, but this does not mean that the addon runs:

2729071 (post)

Has to be done from the addon dev 
 Thanks for the info! I'm not sure if anyone is maintaining the addon anymore, but I'll check
(2018-04-25, 16:15)Aenima99x Wrote:
(2018-04-25, 15:29)peak3d Wrote:
(2018-04-25, 15:08)Aenima99x Wrote: @Milhouse  Something strange with the new Reusepython addition. When trying to open Fox Sports Go, it never loads the listings, it just continues to try and load until it times out. YouTube and PS Vue addons are the only other ones I've tried so far and they both work ok. Going back to any build before Resuepython was added and it works fine. I'll grab a debug log later today. 
  @Aenima99x  The load icon issue is resolved in newer PR versions, but this does not mean that the addon runs:

2729071 (post)

Has to be done from the addon dev  
 Thanks for the info! I'm not sure if anyone is maintaining the addon anymore, but I'll check 
 I'll fix it shortly
Awesome...thanks!
New LibreELEC.tv Leia build #0425: Generic
(Supercedes previous build)

SHA256 Checksum: a0606901e173f7912579524860c13534128379efd24a09d885253854a937e68a (Generic)

# uname -a
Linux NUC 4.14.34 #1 SMP Wed Apr 25 21:19:04 BST 2018 x86_64 GNU/Linux

# lsb_release
LibreELEC (Milhouse): devel-20180425211539-#0425-gd3607ba [Build #0425]

# Kodi version
(18.0-ALPHA2 Git:cd6c3fa). Platform: Linux x86 64-bit

Based on tip of LibreELEC.tv master (d3607ba, changelog) and tip of XBMC master (d233545, changelog) with the following modifications: Build Highlights:
  1. ffmpeg 4.0-Leia-Alpha-1
Build Details:
  1. LibreELEC.tv:
    • create sha256 checksum files of tars and images (PR:2664, 3 commits, 2 files changed)
  2. XBMC:
    • [Linux] add libinput backend for non window system platforms (PR:13176, 14 commits, 30 files changed)
  3. Additional commits/pull requests/changes not yet merged upstream:
    • Updated: [env] PR:2623 (perma): RPi, Generic: backport proposed patch to reduce IR latency
    • Updated: [env] PR:2654 (perma): kodi: Early May 2018
    • Updated: [pkg] PR:13814 (perma): Reusepython
    • Added: [pkg] PR:13815 (perma): [PVR] Implement smart direct channel number input
Texture Cache Maintenance Utility: Preload your texture cache for optimal UI performance. Remotely manage media libraries. Purge unused artwork to free up space. Find missing media. Configurable QA check to highlight metadata issues. Aid in diagnosis of library and cache related problems.
(2018-04-25, 13:46)laric Wrote: I see.
That seems like an odd decision to me that something that lies in the forefront on multimedia Kodi /LibreElec should choose to use a potentially dated kernel.
Isn't LTS kernels really meant for enterprises running on servers?

So a potentially really nice (for HTPC purposes at least) processor family might be entirely missed by LibreElec as the current family (Ryzen 3/5 2x00g) might be irrelevant by the time that it is in the LTS kernel that LibreElec will support?

I don't disagree.

However there's a balance that needs to be struck between stability (LTS) for the majority of users and supporting the latest hardware (non-LTS) for a relative minority of users. Non-LTS kernels are also more likely to introduce new behaviour/bugs. It's difficult making the argument to take the more risky non-LTS option when LTS kernels are the obvious "safe" choice - the first time there is a problem with a non-LTS kernel in an official release it's just going to be a case of "I told you so" from those that didn't buy into the decision.

Hence, it's an on going discussion within the team.

My preference would be for non-LTS kernels - supporting the broadest and latest range of hardware - in official releases, but that decision needs to be agreed AND supported by the majority of the team, in particular all of those that support RPi/Generic as these projects would be the main consumers of the latest mainline/non-LTS kernels.

With the current plan to support only LTS kernels there's no real point putting in the effort to bring up the new non-LTS kernels - it gives a false impression of where LE9 will be when released, and is also a shed load of work/effort that isn't required.

I don't know if/when this policy will change, but yeah... if you have the latest hardware that needs a mainline/non-LTS kernel then LibreELEC is (unfortunately) no longer the OS for you, I'm afraid. Sad
Texture Cache Maintenance Utility: Preload your texture cache for optimal UI performance. Remotely manage media libraries. Purge unused artwork to free up space. Find missing media. Configurable QA check to highlight metadata issues. Aid in diagnosis of library and cache related problems.
New LibreELEC.tv Leia build #0426: Generic
(Supercedes previous build)

SHA256 Checksum: 1c354c7eb90df360293be2e58067a2fdc422c059e5a8632d93135f965f10ca40 (Generic)

# uname -a
Linux NUC 4.14.37 #1 SMP Thu Apr 26 21:06:24 BST 2018 x86_64 GNU/Linux

# lsb_release
LibreELEC (Milhouse): devel-20180426210309-#0426-gad45714 [Build #0426]

# Kodi version
(18.0-ALPHA2 Git:cd6c3fa). Platform: Linux x86 64-bit

Based on tip of LibreELEC.tv master (ad45714, changelog) and tip of XBMC master (2f5f0c0, changelog) with the following modifications: Build Highlights:
  1. New 4.14.37 kernel
  2. samba 4.8.1 (bug fixes)
Build Details:
  1. LibreELEC.tv:
    • Remove u-boot-tools package dependency for WC & WP (PR:2671, 1 commit, 2 files changed)
    • samba: fix interleaved config generation/modification (PR:2653, 2 commits, 5 files changed)
    • samba: update to samba-4.8.1 (PR:2673, 1 commit, 2 files changed)
  2. XBMC:
    • Assorted FreeBSD fixes (PR:13691, 7 commits, 8 files changed)
    • [cleanup][windows] remove unused scripts & files (PR:13818, 2 commits, 5 files changed)
    • [PVR] Implement smart direct channel number input (PR:13815, 2 commits, 14 files changed)
    • [depends][darwin] cleanup, fix variable order & build / host mix up (PR:13816, 3 commits, 6 files changed)
  3. Additional commits/pull requests/changes not yet merged upstream:
    • Updated: [env] PR:2572 (perma): update dvb addons
    • Updated: [env] PR:2627 (perma): linux: update to linux-4.14.37
    • Added: [env] PR:2672 (perma): make: fix build against actual host glibc
    • Added: [pkg] PR:13803 (perma): windowing: add overrides for UseLimitedColor for specific platforms
    • Updated: [pkg] PR:13814 (perma): Reusepython
Texture Cache Maintenance Utility: Preload your texture cache for optimal UI performance. Remotely manage media libraries. Purge unused artwork to free up space. Find missing media. Configurable QA check to highlight metadata issues. Aid in diagnosis of library and cache related problems.
New LibreELEC.tv Leia build #0427: Generic
(Supercedes previous build)

SHA256 Checksum: 17d68d16b322f001fa407591aa182feb8b44c0edcaf913775e8f14f4cdd1f468 (Generic)

# uname -a
Linux NUC 4.14.37 #1 SMP Fri Apr 27 21:05:38 BST 2018 x86_64 GNU/Linux

# lsb_release
LibreELEC (Milhouse): devel-20180427210259-#0427-gd5a7ffe [Build #0427]

# Kodi version
(18.0-ALPHA2 Git:cd6c3fa). Platform: Linux x86 64-bit

Based on tip of LibreELEC.tv master (d5a7ffe, changelog) and tip of XBMC master (1f8a535, changelog) with the following modifications: Build Highlights:
  1. Add AMD support to getedid
Build Details:
  1. LibreELEC.tv:
    • linux: update to 4.14.37 (PR:2627, 17 commits, 13 files changed)
  2. XBMC:
    • [windows] set GPU & D3D version for SettingsSystemInfo window (PR:13819, 2 commits, 1 file changed)
  3. Additional commits/pull requests/changes not yet merged upstream:
Texture Cache Maintenance Utility: Preload your texture cache for optimal UI performance. Remotely manage media libraries. Purge unused artwork to free up space. Find missing media. Configurable QA check to highlight metadata issues. Aid in diagnosis of library and cache related problems.
(2018-04-25, 17:17)Aenima99x Wrote: Awesome...thanks!
 Should be fixed in newer milhouse builds
(2018-04-28, 12:24)peak3d Wrote:
(2018-04-25, 17:17)Aenima99x Wrote: Awesome...thanks!
 Should be fixed in newer milhouse builds 
I just upgraded to the latest build and it works again. Thanks so much!
New LibreELEC.tv Leia build #0428: Generic
(Supercedes previous build)

SHA256 Checksum: 541a622fbaa0e67d6a0a4b49cb1e86494023694dd1fa3b460fc7351fb3973c1f (Generic)

# uname -a
Linux NUC 4.14.37 #1 SMP Sat Apr 28 21:05:52 BST 2018 x86_64 GNU/Linux

# lsb_release
LibreELEC (Milhouse): devel-20180428210313-#0428-g7b120c1 [Build #0428]

# Kodi version
(18.0-ALPHA2 Git:cd6c3fa). Platform: Linux x86 64-bit

Based on tip of LibreELEC.tv master (7b120c1, changelog) and tip of XBMC master (94737c2, changelog) with the following modifications: Build Highlights:
  1. lirc: work around buggy client lib
  2. [fix] save resume points on exit
Build Details:
  1. LibreELEC.tv:
    • remove u-boot-tools package dependency for WC & WP (PR:2674, 3 commits, 8 files changed)
    • RPi: fix sha256 for firmware 983b091 (PR:2676, 1 commit, 2 files changed)
  2. XBMC:
    • lirc: work around buggy client lib (PR:13823, 1 commit, 2 files changed)
    • [fix] save resume points on exit (PR:13822, 1 commit, 1 file changed)
  3. Additional commits/pull requests/changes not yet merged upstream:
Texture Cache Maintenance Utility: Preload your texture cache for optimal UI performance. Remotely manage media libraries. Purge unused artwork to free up space. Find missing media. Configurable QA check to highlight metadata issues. Aid in diagnosis of library and cache related problems.
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