Ja, Raspbmc lebt, auch wenn man schon lange nichts mehr vom Entwickler gehört hat. Seit ein paar Tagen gibt es ein Update, bei dem vor allem Bug-Fixing im Mittelpunkt steht.

Hier die wichtigsten Änderungen:

  • Updated build filesystem to satisfy new XBMC build dependencies and fix a locales issue
  • Fix an overclock setting for ‘Fast’ mode that would force a high (and potentially incompatible) PLL divisor
  • Allow XBMC to adjust task priority for improved playback performance
  • Fix for the Heartbleed vulnerability. Note that this affects both clients as well as public facing servers, so fixing this issue was important.
  • Fix a bug where playback fails when accessing files from WebDAV or HTTPS shares
  • Firmware is updated to resolve issues with CEC on Panasonic sets and bring improvements to playback
  • Updated the standalone image to the latest version of XBMC, kernel and firmware

Sam Nazarko, der Mann hinter Raspbmc, gibt auch Ausblick auf Features, die mit dem kommenden XBMC-Release „Gotham“ (Version 13) für Raspbmc übernommen werden:

  • Issues streaming with iOS 7 using AirPlay are now fixed completely
  • In the past couple of months, some new sound cards for Raspberry Pi have come out, so I’m adding support for the following sound cards:
    • Wolfson Microelectronics Raspberry Pi Module – Wolfson’s patches for this had issues, so I’ve done my best to manually resolve these myself. I have reached out to a developer at Wolfson who tells me patches will be released in the future.
    • HiFiBerry sound cards
    • IqAudio sound card
  • Add ALSA support to XBMC Frodo without need for manually enabling in Raspbmc Settings. This approach is done with ‘dvdplayer’ rather than an OpenMAX ALSA component.
  • Improved JPEG to texture decoding (thanks Ben Avison)
  • Hardware accelerated resampling and downmixing (thanks Dom)
  • dvdplayer with OMXPlayer acceleration:
    • this provides full DVD menu support and is suitable for playing back most content. To use ‘dvdplayer’ instead of the standard omxplayer, you need to select ‘Play with’ which can be done by invoking the context menu on the file that you would like to play. This is necessary for sound output with ALSA. omxplayer is being kept as the default player as it is more capable of playing back HD content; dvdplayer with OMX acceleration falls down with Blu-ray playback.
  • I have added support for encrypted DVDs — and in turn, the ability to play straight from DVDs with an external drive
  • ALSA sequencer support added for external sound cards
  • Adjust read buffer factor for better buffering of content and less pausing during playback
  • Ensure the web server is on by default with no username necessary for XBMC Gotham — allowing the user to use their smartphone to control Raspbmc out of the box without additional input devices

Hört sich gut an. Freu mich schon auf „Gotham“.

Wie immer sollte sich das Update bei einem Neustart des Raspberry Pi eigenständig installieren, sofern ihr die entsprechende Option aktiviert habt. Falls kein Update geladen wird, probiert mal folgendes:

Per SSH mit dem Pi verbinden und folgende Kommandos eingeben:

sudo -s
cd /scripts/upd_sys
rm *.sh
wget http://svn.stmlabs.com/svn/raspbmc/release/update-system/getfile.sh
wget http://svn.stmlabs.com/svn/raspbmc/release/update-system/cdn_env_prep.sh
cd /scripts/upd_hist
rm xbmcver
reboot