Raspbmc’s April update is in and brings improvements to performance and stability. This update is the second monthly update since Raspbmc’s final release in February and demonstrates our long term support for XBMC on Raspberry Pi.
Here’s what this update brings:
- XBMC Frodo build updated to include new bug fixes and stability improvements
- Fixed issue where volume changes every time a new track begins (thanks Dom)
- Fixed issue with cache buffer size
- Fix a regression in Upstart in recent Raspbian root filesystem builds
- Ensure valid XML generation with non-standard characters (Windows Installer)
- Fixed an issue with xinet configuration in XBMC
- Improved handling of firewall settings in Raspbmc Settings
- Fix issue where LSB tags in init scripts were causing dependency problems when installing packages via apt-get
- Raspbmc’s installer (which runs on the device), is much improved, and will warn users when USB or NFS installation is unsuccessful, as well as warning users who are attempting a USB installation with two devices attached. We’re also looking into the possibility of allowing custom partioning right from the desktop installers at a later date.
- Faster boot time and improved performance due to quicker step up in CPU frequency
- Fix bug where Samba password default of pi:raspberry was not working
It’s almost been a year since Raspbmc for Pi hit beta, and as some of you have requested, here are some stats:
- Raspbmc has been installed over 1,000,000 times! This does however count repeat installs, and that definitely happened a lot during our earlier test stages. That’s a hair over 2,500 installs a day on average!
- Approximately 450TB of bandwidth has been used to serve new installs, updates and nightly builds.
- Given our usage statistics, we make the conservative estimate that one in five Raspberry Pi users have installed and used Raspbmc at some point.
- Of those one in five users, just over 20% are ‘daily users’ (based on unique IP addresses accessing the update servers), which implies a stable, daily user base of approximately 40,000 users. That’s astounding!
Thank you for such fantastic support!
To get the update, simply reboot your Raspberry Pi. Note that if you have disabled updates via Raspbmc Settings, you’ll need to enable them first, and if you’re running a nightly build, you’ll need to switch to ‘xbmc release’ in Raspbmc Settings to get back to the stable builds we ship as default.
If you enjoy Raspbmc, and this update, and would like to support continued development, you can make a donation here.