[Buildroot] [PATCH/RFC] package/kodi: bump to version 17.0-Krypton

Thomas Petazzoni thomas.petazzoni at free-electrons.com
Sat Jul 2 14:40:34 UTC 2016


First of all, thanks for this status report! Please try to Cc me on
such e-mails in the future.

On Sat, 02 Jul 2016 16:30:14 +0200, Bernd Kuhls wrote:

> Kodi 17.0-alpha2 was released two days ago. On github you will find my 
> continuous updates, now including a package for the confluence skin with 
> support to remove unwanted skins, like the default estuary/estouchy 
> skins, from the buildroot image.
> From my kodi17 branch I sent two patch series to the buildroot 
> mailinglist for inclusion to prepare the Kodi 17 bump:
> The first series updates the Kodi package in preparation for the bump:
> http://patchwork.ozlabs.org/patch/640793/
> [v2,1/4] package/kodi: re-structure dependencies
> http://patchwork.ozlabs.org/patch/640796/
> [v2,2/4] package/kodi: Add suboption to control MySQL support

I made a comment on this one, asking why we add a sub-option instead of
using an implicit, not sure I got a reply.

> The second series provides support for ffmpeg 3, parts of it were 
> committed today to buildroot, the remaining patches are
> http://patchwork.ozlabs.org/patch/643482/
> [v4,2/7] package/ffmpeg: bump to version 3.1.1
> http://patchwork.ozlabs.org/patch/643480/
> [v4,4/7] package/ffmpeg: default to --cpu=generic for MIPS architecture
> http://patchwork.ozlabs.org/patch/643477/
> [v4,5/7] package/ffmpeg: re-enable for mips64r2 and mips64r6
> http://patchwork.ozlabs.org/patch/643479/
> [v4,6/7] package/vlc: bump version to git master (to be released as 3.0)
> The main problem with this patch series is the fact that vlc did not 
> release version 3.0 yet, I could not find publicly available informations 
> about a release date.

Is ffmpeg 3.x mandatory for Kodi 17 ?

> On my personal setup I switched to Kodi 17 two weeks ago with positive 
> results, for details read this blog posting:
> https://kodi.tv/10-days-till-first-v17-krypton-alpha-release/

Cool! It's really very useful to have a contributor like you very
active on keeping our Kodi support up to date!

Thomas Petazzoni, CTO, Free Electrons
Embedded Linux, Kernel and Android engineering

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