Raspbmc’s July update brings the following:
- Fix an issue with the installer on new Model B+ Pis
- Improve performance for Raspberry Pis with 256MB RAM
- Default to 720p resolution by default
- Better buffer handling for these Pis
- Reserve less memory for kernel
- Use larger swap file
- Reserve less memory for GPU
- Fix a race condition which can occur when loading HiFiBerry and iqAudio sound card modules
- Improvements to buffer handling
- Fix for an issue where playing audio can cause the device to reboot
- Add option for Model B+ devices to boost USB current in Raspbmc Settings (this is useful if you wish to power an external hard drive).
- Performance improvements by reducing XBMC binary size
OSMC, (Raspbmc’s successor) is well under way. You may have seen that the first test builds are now available here, and the new logo and website are up in an early form. I’ll be taking the success of Raspbmc and bringing it to other platforms, such as CuBox-i, Intel NUC, Hummingboard and various other platforms.
XBMC 13.2 is just around the corner and when that goes final, I’ll have it ready.
To get the update, all you need to do is reboot your Raspberry Pi. If you’re running an XBMC nightly, be sure to switch to ‘xbmc release’ in Raspbmc Settings to get back on the stable build
If you enjoy Raspbmc, and this update, and would like to support continued development (there’s a lot of costs to cover with the OSMC project), you can make a donation here.