Current preview version: Kodi Krypton Release Candidate 4
Kodi Krypton development is well underway, and the final release is expected shortly. I have completed our rebase of OSMC patches for Kodi Krypton and we are now in a position to offer test builds. All platforms supported by Jarvis remain supported, including the AppleTV.
However, with the introduction of the new default skin, Estuary, Apple TV 1st Generation users and original Raspberry Pi users with 256MB RAM may experience diminished system performance. For these platforms, I am still undecided on whether to make Confluence the default skin instead.
We are also happy to announce the new OSMC skin, and we have taken your feedback on board to improve it. The new skin is now available. We would appreciate your feedback and thoughts – discussion is ongoing here.
A full list of changes can be found on the Kodi blog. We will cover them in some detail when the final version lands in a blog post of our own.
To try the Krypton builds, you can run the following commands on your OSMC device, after you access the command line:
echo "deb http://apt.osmc.tv krypton main" >> /etc/apt/sources.list
apt-get -y dist-upgrade && reboot
Your system will then reboot and you will find yourself on the latest OSMC test build for Kodi Krypton. Please note:
- If you have been using one of Greg’s Kodi test builds for Raspberry Pi, you will be able to install this build without any problems. Once you do so, you will no longer be eligible to receive his test builds unless you remove the repository. It is highly recommended that you first update to the latest version of his build and then run
sudo apt-get autoremove to avoid dependency overlap issues.
- Downgrading back to Jarvis is not trivial. These test builds are not recommended for all users, particularly if stability is important to you. However feedback is important to us, and we will do our best to resolve any problems you experience promptly.
- Your database will be upgraded. If you are using a MySQL database with multiple clients, you should not try a test build unless you update your clients to v17 test builds as well.
- There are also some CEC improvements with these builds, which may be beneficial to some users.
Please post all feedback in this thread. If you wish to report a bug, please check whether the issue has been reported to Kodi upstream first. All bug reports need to be accompanied by a full set of logs.
Thank you for testing, and making OSMC and Kodi better as a result. I am keen to hear your feedback.