I hope you're all having a fantastic Christmas break. Kodi 16.0 (codename Jarvis) is well in to its development cycle and is near release. I've made some test builds available for you to try out and would greatly appreciate some feedback before Jarvis is finalised.
We have rebased our OSMC patches on top of Jarvis and we have improved a few things. Power management has been reworked as well. I'm aware that skin changing may not be working properly (and may need a restart of Kodi to apply), and will address this in the future. We are shipping a more limited number of binary addons (essentially just PVR clients and audio encoders) as some of the Jarvis binary addons are not yet building correctly.
You can learn more about Kodi Jarvis' new features on the Kodi blog.
Current version: Kodi Release Candidate 3 - b587e98911fcedc4b800cd923a882c7aeeaa2146, 7th February. To install, log in to your OSMC device via SSH and run the following command:
wget http://paste.osmc.io/raw/afopazadum -O- | sudo bash
Please be aware that this new version of Kodi will upgrade your database. If you are using a MySQL shared library, then other clients will need to be on Kodi Jarvis as well to access the latest library.
As soon as Kodi Jarvis achieves its stable release and we are happy with it, it will be included in the next OSMC update.