RaspbMC minor updates to RC 5
The guys over at RaspbMC have posted some more bug fixes and minor updates to RC5. Also rumors of a ‘final’ version.
We’re excited to hear that!
This re-enables IPV6 support, adds full VPN support (PPP with MPEE), and adds iptables support as many users have requested it. You’ll still need to install the iptables package though. Simply reboot your Raspberry Pi to get this update
A new version of XBMC resolves some XBMC bugs, including fanart (hopefully) and adds AirTunes (Audio Airplay) support at last! The text overlay in XBMC is also hopefully resolved too.Again, a reboot of your Pi will suffice in receiving this update.
24 hour nightly builds of XBMC are now also available. Thanks UKFast.net! These builds are installable from Raspbmc Settings.
Occasionally, we’ll update your XBMC build to a new nightly. But only if they’ve been verified by users on the forums and the testing team.
Root filesystem update
As this is release candidate stage, we do not dynamically update the root filesystem as there are likely too many changes at this time to make this long-term maintainable. In the future, this would not be the case, however, for now, to fix the following issues, you may need to re-install:
- NFS and Samba mounting issues in /etc/fstab
- Improved Hama MCE remote functionality. Button mappings should be perfect now.
- Larger progress bar when updating the system (this can be quite difficult to see, so we’ve made it more visible from a distance)
- Tighter memory control – I have added a new governor that drops memory caches at intervals. This is better than doing it through cron as relying on cron is inefficient.
You should only reinstall if you are experiencing issues with a Hama MCE remote or NFS/Samba mounting through /etc/fstab
We’d like to apologise
The way we handled USB installation by default was completely wrong. We’d like to apologise to anyone who lost data by not seeing the warning on install. Some users may have thought that RC5 would behave as former RCs which say “Go grab a coffee” and thus never seen the warning. As a result, we have changed the installer’s default behaviour so USB installation will only occur if you create a file called ‘usb’ on the FAT partition. This can be done from the UI Windows installer by checking the USB install box.
These bugs are now fixed:
- Fix ‘composite’ no output bug
- Fix CPU temp command
- Fix PVR client errors
- Fix black screen of death after install
- libCEC is version 1.9, the wrong library version was bundled in the previous build
- Fixed garbled fanart — obviously you’ll need to rescan the broken images to get new ones!
- Fixed video addons such as iPlayer that were stuck with a “Working” spinner.
Hopefully this will resolve any issues we’ve had as we prepare for release quite shortly. I am keen to demonstrate the potential of Raspbmc’s update system, and as such, to get this new version of XBMC, all you need to do is restart your Pi. If you’re installing RC5 just now, don’t worry, the installer will get the latest changes for you.
Install issues were caused by the Raspberry Pi mirror system which uses a custom rsync implementation.
Coming soon will be 24 hour nightly builds as we really prepare for the final release. Stay tuned.
As always, details over at raspbMC