OpenELEC Dev Update makes it easy to upgrade/downgrade OpenELEC development builds by downloading directly from websites which host them.
The add-on shows a list of available build sources and a list of builds available at the currently selected source. There is also a service which runs in the background, so when a newer build becomes available, a notification will be shown to enable you to install the update.
To perform an update the add-on will download the (possibly bzip compressed) tar file into the /storage/.update folder. The update will then be installed on the next reboot. This process is as documented on the OpenELEC wiki.
- Official Releases
- Official Daily Builds [Forum]
- Official Archive
- Chris Swan (RPi)
- MilhouseVH builds (RPi) [Forum]
- DarkAngel2401 Dual Audio Builds [Forum]
- Install my repository from xbmc.repo.leopold.zip.
- Install OpenELEC Dev Update from Leopold's Add-ons under Program Add-ons.
Installing this way will ensure that the add-on is kept up-to-date as I push out updates to the repository.
Here is the latest changelog.
Frequently asked questions
- Can I use a URL other than those provided? Yes, an additional custom URL can be configured in the add-on settings.
Is there a way to run it from the command line?
Yes you can log in via ssh and run
chmod +x .kodi/addons/script.openelec.devupdate/download.py ln -s .kodi/addons/script.openelec.devupdate/download.py download.py --help
Please note that this is not an "official" OpenELEC add-on. If you hit any problems with it, don't ask for support from the OpenELEC team, please post on this OpenELEC forum thread or raise an issue. If you have any comments/questions/suggestions please also post on the thread.
Be aware that development builds often have major bugs. you may experience frequent crashes or other problems when using these builds. stick to the official stable builds where possible. Do not use a development build unless there is a specific need.
To avoid potential issues with configuration, it is best to do a fresh install when switching from a stable to a development build, and vice versa.
It is advised to backup the userdata folder when updating. This step can now be automated by the add-on, thanks to XBMC Backup.
- Turn on the 'Debug' option in the add-on advanced settings.
- Restart XBMC to start a clean log.
- Run the add-on again to reproduce the error.
- Upload the debug log. There are a couple of ways:
- Log in via ssh and run pastebinit ~/.xbmc/temp/xbmc.log
- Use the add-on "XBMC Log Uploader".