Development Update

  • Source: Development Update – LibreELEC

  • awiouy

    Approved the thread.
  • Great to see that imx6 is coming back....hopefully the GC2000 restrictions are limited that the my cubox-i can continue to run libreelec :-)

  • Thanks for the update, it's nice to get some insights into what's happening internally.


    For those of us not familiar with GBM, V4L2, etc. Can someone up-level a bit as to what all this work will mean for users? For example, how would a Pi3 user benefit from these changes?

  • GBM/V4L2 is all about laying the technical groundwork for the future of Kodi on Linux. Kodi today is not really designed for the 4K media that is slowly becoming mainstream, and it's a massive technical effort (and reinvention of the wheel) to support new hardware. It's unlikely that these changes will deliver significant tangible benefits for the devices of today (particularly with Pi hardware which already has very heavily optimised software). You'll see the benefit in future devices; because a) they will be possible, and b) you'll have a wider choice of devices that are more 'open' and better supported than before.

  • Thanks for the update, it's nice to get some insights into what's happening internally.


    For those of us not familiar with GBM, V4L2, etc. Can someone up-level a bit as to what all this work will mean for users? For example, how would a Pi3 user benefit from these changes?

    It might allow a return to Chromium across all devices as will allow standalone mode via the Chromium GBM backend.
    Generic Buffer Management via Mesa on the RockPro64 is the first time I have seen OpenGLES work with the Rockpro64 dunno how it is for you Pi guys but for the RK3399 & RK3288 finally its seems to be optimised and its quick.