Posts Tagged ‘build’

It’s almost 3 years since I got my HP Microserver – time for a change. 8GB wasn’t enough RAM for all the VMs I want to run, and even with an unofficial upgrade to 16GB I was running out of room. The NL40 processor was starting to show some strain too. The time had come […]


Now that OpenELEC 3.2 is out the dev team are moving to 3.3 (which will eventually become stable as 3.4). The dev team have asked me to wait until things are more stable (for around 4 weeks) before doing more builds from the master branch. The dev team have also made a decision to remove […]


There have been some important changes recently to OpenELEC, which are covered well on their blog. It was only a couple of months ago when OpenELEC 2.0 was released, and that version didn’t have Raspberry Pi support. Now OpenELEC 3.0 is in beta (see beta 1 and beta 2 announcements), and the good news for […]


When I first created an automated build system for OpenELEC I had two reasons: Official releases from the OpenELEC team were infrequent There were no official SD card images (just .bz2 release bundles) Looking now at sources.openelec.tv I don’t think point 1 is true any more. I’m going to keep my own system going for […]


Update (13 Nov 2012): Since OpenELEC is now on a recent kernel there’s no point to media_build any more, and I won’t be doing any further builds. Some DVB drivers aren’t enabled, but this is easy to rectify (it didn’t take very long to get CE6230 support mentioned below sorted out). Update (10 Nov 2012): Since newer […]


Moving house

22Sep12

For a few months now I’ve been offering OpenELEC release bundles and SD card images at openelec.thestateofme.com, and more recently I set up resources.pichimney.com to host a broader range of Raspberry Pi related downloads. The servers that I’ve been using were part of the BigV.io beta, so I’ve not been picking up the tab for […]


I’m on the road right now (heading out to San Francisco for an Open Data Center Alliance event before IDF), which means that I can’t play with all the great new stuff happening with OpenELEC on the Raspberry Pi. The team have a blog post covering the changes, which include PVR support and the Raspberry […]


Pi Chimney

30Aug12

The release bundles and image files that I’ve been hosting at openelec.thestateofme.com have proven very popular, with something in the region of 1TB/month of downloads. Since I know people have created scripts that use that URL I’m going to leave it alone. For anybody wanting updates on these builds then I created an RSS feed and if […]


In the first part of this howto I went through signing up for a cloud service, provisioning a VM, installing the build tools and kicking off a build. All being well you should end up with something like this: Azure can also give you a pretty chart of how busy the VM was during the build […]


When I got my Raspberry Pi pretty much the first thing I did with it was to put on OpenELEC, and excellent shrink wrapped package for XBMC. Initially I started compiling it myself on a local virtual machine (VM), but impatience got the better of me and I downloaded an image provided by somebody else. […]