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@Portisch Portisch released this Apr 10, 2021

CoreELEC 19.1-Matrix_rc2 is now available. It was a rather short development cycle this time around, which saw the CoreELEC developers focusing on fixing the most common issues reported with the 19.1-Matrix_rc1 release.

Changes Since 19.1-Matrix_rc1

 * Fixed building CoreELEC on aarch64 docker platform
 * Updated several packages
 * ceemmc: fix bug by char/integer compare on old systems
 * Add RTL8188FTV-aml wifi driver, thx to Stane1983
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@Portisch Portisch released this Mar 24, 2021

CoreELEC 19.1-Matrix_rc1 is now available. It was a rather short development cycle this time around, which saw the CoreELEC developers focusing on fixing the most common issues reported with the 19.0-Matrix release.

Changes Since 19.0-Matrix

 * Fixed issues with CEC on screensaver
 * Fixed rare issue with some resolutions not being available
 * Fixed a couple small update issues
 * Updated dav1d to 0.8.2 (This provides best available software decoding of AV1 content)
 * Improved inject_bl301 now supports more boot loader versions
 * Improved handling of older devices for ceemmc
 * Fixed some Bluetooth connection problems
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@cdu13a cdu13a released this Mar 15, 2021

CoreELEC 9.2.7 is now available. It was a rather short development cycle this time around, which saw the CoreELEC developers focusing on fixing the most common issues reported with the 9.2.6 release.

Changes Since 9.2.6

 * Fixed issues with some streams not playing at best quality by default
 * Fixed issues with CEC on screensaver
 * Fixed rare issue with some resolutions not being available
 * Fixed a couple small update issues
 * Updated dav1d to 0.8.2 (This provides best available software decoding of AV1 content)
 * Improved inject_bl301 now supports more boot loader versions
 * Improved handling of older devices for ceemmc

Note: For users of Amlogic-ng builds that want to try the next major version of CoreELEC go to https://coreelec.org/ce19

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@Portisch Portisch released this Mar 2, 2021

CoreELEC 19.0-Matrix is now available. We have come a long way to the first stable Kodi Matrix release, and there have been big changes in CoreELEC. It is based upon Kodi v19.0 final.

CoreELEC 19 becomes the active development branch and it is based on CoreELEC 9.2.6 Amlogic-NG. So all devices that support Amlogic-NG 9.2.6 will also support CoreELEC 19.0-Matrix. There is currently no support for GXBB and GXM (S905 and S912 respectively) based devices as these SoC are EOL and there are multiple devices with newer SoC available.

CoreELEC decided to remove support of these SoC family because they aren’t supported anymore by Amlogic in newer kernel than 3.14. We spent many hours trying to port these SoC families to the new kernel but it wasn’t successful. Also, the fact of maintaining two different kernels with different Kodi branches is just too time consuming. Please remember that all CoreELEC team members do their work in their own free time and free for you! If you are able to help in porting these SoC family to the newer kernel please feel free to open a pull request or provide a patch.

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@cdu13a cdu13a released this Feb 21, 2021

CoreELEC 9.2.6 is now available. It's been a slow few months since our last stable release, but there has been some small changes and fixes that may be important to some users.

As we enter into 2021 and get nearer a new major version of CoreELEC the now ~17 month old 9.2 branch will be getting retired from active development in favor of focusing the developers attention on new features in the next major version of CoreELEC. However this doesn't mean an immediate end to the 9.2 branch. There will still be maintenance made to the 9.2 branch, and new stable releases from the 9.2 branch when and if needed, just don't expect anything more exciting then bug fixes and minor updates from the CoreELEC 9.2 branch.

Changes Since 9.2.5

 * Fixed booting ODROID-HC4 from an ATA drive
 * Added Device Tree for Beelink GT mini A and GT1 mini
 * Added support for STK1160 analog TV tuner
 * Added ZRAM support (Amlogic)
 * Added Bluetooth auto connect after boot and automatic switch to Bluetooth audio device
 * Improved media handling and playback
 * Fixed CEC driver (Amlogic-NG)
 * Several small bug fixes
 * Fixed 8K HEVC playback
 * Added possibility to use BBR TCP congestion control algorithm
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@cdu13a cdu13a released this Oct 29, 2020

CoreELEC 9.2.5 is now available. It's been a slow few months since our last release, but there has been some small changes and fixes that may be important to some users.

Changes Since 9.2.4.2

 * Updated Kodi to 18.9
 * Added support for ODROID-HC4
 * Added driver for AP6275S (WiFi6)
 * Fixed meson-ir power on
 * Several small bug fixes
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@cdu13a cdu13a released this Aug 15, 2020

CoreELEC 9.2.4.2 is now available. It's been a few months since our last release and we have added support for a few new devices and accessories, as well as many bug fixes and little improvements thanks to the feedback of users on our forum.

There is one new change that, despite being in a stable release, we still consider to be an experimental feature. That is support for GXL(S905X,S905D,S905W,S805X) devices with our ng builds. The reason for this is that there are just too many various GXL devices to have been able to test them all and work out all the rough edges. See the CoreELEC forum for more information on this.

For our Le Potato users, you will notice that there are now two install img available: CoreELEC-Amlogic.arm-9.2.4.2-LePotato.img.gz, which is our original build using the 3.14 kernel; and CoreELEC-Amlogic-ng.arm-9.2.4.2-LePotato.img.gz, which is a build using the newer 4.9 kernel.

Changes Since 9.2.3

* Update Kodi to 18.8
* Added support for ODROID-N2Plus 
* Added support for Libre Computer La Frite
* Fix issue with update notification
* One less black screen / mode switch during boot on some devices
* Improve mounting storage devices with duplicate names
* GXL devices supported with 4.9 kernel Amlogic-NG builds
   (considered experimental for some devices)
* User can configure libcec version for better compatibility
* Playback fixes for some h264 content
* Improved handling of stock clock speeds on some devices.
* Added DT for Beelink GS King X to handle fan control
* Added support for ODROID HiFi-Shields and other I2S devices on ODROID-C4
* Updated to an improved version of OpenVFD
* Added support for RTL8156 based USB adapters (2.5g Ethernet)
* Added RT5651 analog audio amp support (MINIX U22X-XJ & Ugoos AM6)
* Added SPI device for devices with GPIO headers (ODROID & VIM3(l))
* ceemmc: added official support for Beelink & MINIX devices
* bl301: support for GXL devices on amlogic-ng builds
* Added settings for basic HDD park/idle control
* Many other small bug fixes and improvements

Note: For our Le Potato users, you will notice that there are now two install img available: CoreELEC-Amlogic.arm-9.2.4.2-LePotato.img.gz , which is our original build using the 3.14 kernel; and CoreELEC-Amlogic-ng.arm-9.2.4.2-LePotato.img.gz , which is a build using the newer 4.9 kernel.

Note: For our ODROID-N2Plus users, the correct file for the ODROID-N2Plus is CoreELEC-Amlogic-ng.arm-9.2.4.2-Odroid_N2.img.gz
If you have an issue booting with petitboot you may need to update petitboot to version 20200816 or newer. Also if your ODROID-N2Plus is misidentified as an ODROID-N2 see here

Note: Versions of CoreELEC prior to the 9.2.4 stable release are not compatible with the ODROID-N2Plus, and have a serious bug with the usbpower setting, and are not safe to use with the ODROID-N2Plus. So version 9.2.4 or newer is required for safe use of the ODROID-N2Plus

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@cdu13a cdu13a released this Jun 11, 2020

CoreELEC 9.2.3 is now available. While there are no big individual changes, CoreELEC 9.2.3 does bring many updates, a number of bug fixes identified thanks to the feedback of users on our forum, and several other little refinements.

Important Note: The Odroid-N2Plus is not support by this build and we recommend against trying to use this build with the Odroid-N2Plus. For The Odroid-N2Plus Consider using the newest nightly build until the next stable build is read. Which will hopefully be first week of August.

Changes Since 9.2.2:

* Updated Kodi to 18.7.1
* Updated Kodi addons
* Added touchscreen support for ODROID-vu5/vu7/vu5a/vu7a displays (ng)
* Added config.ini options to better support odd displays (ng)
* Added support for Minix U22-XJ (ng)
* Fixed hardware decoding for mpeg4 files. (ng)
* Fixed USB related crash and several other small USB issues on ODROID-N2 and ODROID-C4
* Fixed spdif output on ODROID-C4
* Fixed analog audio output on Beelink GT-King Pro
* Fixed analog audio on S905X3 devices
* Fixed rare issue with SSHd not starting
* Fixed bugs with uSD boot (ng)
* Fixed CEC wakeup on routing information on Odroid-C4
* Bl301: Fixed SM1 CEC wakeup
* Bl301: Fixed USB power enable/disable on resume from suspend on ODROID-N2/ODROID-C4
* meson-ir/remote handling changed so no reboot is needed anymore
* Several video playback improvements
* Improved handling of several different types of eMMC (ng)
* Many other small bug fixes and improvements
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@adamg88 adamg88 released this Apr 13, 2020

CoreELEC 9.2.2 is now available bringing with it Kodi v18.6; a new, updated kernel for users of our -ng releases (more on this below); support for S905Y2 and S905X3 devices; HDR10+ support for -ng users; support for additional WiFi and BT adaptors and updated drivers for existing ones; and several bug fixes, thanks to all the users who have been running our nightly releases and giving us plenty of feedback to work with.

For users of our -ng releases, this release marks a significant upgrade. The kernel has been completely reworked from the ground up and is based on the latest Amlogic Android BSP which now supports HDR10+ playback. We have also completely re-engineered our approach to how the kernel uses the media modules responsible for hardware decoding. Gone are the days of fusing the modules to the kernel; we are now building the media modules as external modules, as Amlogic intended, with fewer hacks in the process.

Also of importance to our -ng releases is a fix to Kodi that makes use of the Amlogic multi decoder u-code, as development by Amlogic on the single decoder u-code used in earlier releases appears to have ceased. This brings improved hardware video decoding capabilities and more content is now playable with fewer issues than ever before.

Changes since 9.2.1:

* Added support for Khadas VIM3L
* Added support for Odroid C4
* Added support for X88 King
* Added support for S905X3 devices
* Added support for S905Y2 devices

* Fixed green screen issue (ng)
* Fixed HDMI-CEC issues (ng)
* Fixed Wake-on-LAN (ng)
* Updated bl301 (ng)
* Updated boot splash
* Updated ceemmc (ng)
* Updated installtoemmc (ODROID-N2)
* Updated kernel (ng)
* Updated libcec
* Updated media modules (ng)
* Updated ODROID-N2 bootloader
* Updated OpenVFD (added FD650 support)

* Added support for HDR10+ (ng)
* Added TVHeadend 4.3 addon
* Fixed resume after pause in Kodi
* Updated Hyperion.ng
* Updated Kodi addons
* Updated Kodi to v18.6

* Added new hardware tab in CE-settings
* Added support to configure CEC in CE-settings (ng)
* Added support to configure fan in CE-settings
* Added support to configure ODROID-N2/C4 blue LED heartbeat in CE-settings
* Added support to configure ODROID-N2/C4 USB power in CE-settings
* Added support to configure IR remote power code in CE-settings (ng)
* Added support to configure the CPU governor in CE-settings
* Added support to configure VESA display in CE-settings
* Added support to configure WOL in CE-settings
* Added support to install/remove BL301 bootloader in CE-settings (ng)

* Added WiFi driver for RTL8189FS (ng)
* Added WiFi driver for RTL8723BS (ng)
* Added WiFi driver for RTL8822CS (ng)
* Added WiFi driver for MT7668 (ng)
* Fixed disconnect/reconnect issue in CE-settings for Broadcom chipsets
* Fixed issue with RTL BT adaptors having a new mac on every reboot
* Updated Broadcom chipsets WiFi driver
* Updated RTL8821CU WiFi driver

* Added Bluetooth support for RTL8822BS
* Added Bluetooth support for RTL8822CS
* Updated Bluetooth firmware for RTL8723BS
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@adamg88 adamg88 released this Nov 29, 2019

CoreELEC 9.2.1 is now available, bringing with it Kodi v18.5, along with some new additions and a number of small bug fixes that we identified thanks to feedback received from users in our forums.

Changes since 9.2.0:

* added 4K GUI scaling toggle for G12 devices
* added internal dual boot support for G12 devices *
* added SoC model name to system information
* added support for custom video modes for G12 devices
* added support for multi channel pcm for G12 devices
* added WiFi and Bluetooth support for GX devices containing RTL8822B
* added Xbox One controller support for G12 devices
* fixed 4K OSD corruption for G12 devices (GUI scaling must be enabled)
* fixed Bluetooth for GX devices containing BCM4335A0
* fixed force 8bit display output Kodi setting
* fixed green screen issue on G12 devices
* fixed LePotato internal install script
* fixed HDR10+ playback on G12 devices
* fixed no Ethernet after rebooting from Android issue on GT-King
* updated Kodi to v18.5
* updated OpenVFD driver

* Refer to the following thread for more information on the ceemmc tool and how to use it.

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