LibreELEC Kodi 17.6 Krypton 8.2.1 launched today, as the most recent update to Kodi’s infrastructure.
Kodi has gained a good amount of traction recently as a powerful and convenient media center. The software allows users to store media like movies or shows and then cast it directly to their television, or even to access new repositories for a huge amount of content. Kodi is available for a wide variety of platforms like Mac, Windows, iOS, and Android, and the user base continues to increase as more and more people discover the convenience that the media center offers.
The main portion of Kodi exists as a program easily accessible to almost any user, but under the hood there’s powerful Linux programming known as LibreELEC. This technology is meant for the tech-savvy power user, and allows Kodi to run as a Linux system itself rather than having to download the app on an existing Linux installation. This modification of the Linux operating system makes it easy to set up a dedicated Kodi computer (on a Raspberry Pi, for example) and allows those with the right know-how to tweak a lot of different features.
LibreELEC has now been updated to Kodi 17.6 Krypton 8.2.1 which will be the last maintenance release of the project before Kodi 18.0 Leia.
With this most recent release, there was also a fix to an annoying time-zone issue in past version that occurred during a Daylight Savings Time switch. Additionally, there were updates to an Apple IR driver that stopped working with a suspended action, and the addition of two new SMB client configuration options.in Kodi settings. Fixes were also made for LibreELEC to support the Windows Creator Update.
The full updates to LibreELEC are as follows:
- Update Kodi to 17.6
- Update tz-data to 2017c
- Update Samba to 4.6.10
- Fix ‘file exists’ errors with SMB connections to Win10 shares
- Add SMB client options for minimum SMB protocol
- Add SMB legacy security option with NTLMv1 and disabled SPNEGO
- Fix issues with the Apple IR driver not working after suspend