Posts Tagged ‘openelec’

For the last few years the fantastic chaps at GreenQloud have been hosting my automated builds for OpenELEC. Sadly (for me) their business is shifting from running a cloud to selling their ‘QStack‘ cloud platform to others, so GreenQloud are shutting down their IaaS (so that they’re not competing with their customers). I’m pleased to say that […]

I’ve modified my automated build system for OpenELEC so that it now creates RPi2 builds in addition to regular old RPi builds –;O=D

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 […]

Shiva Iyer at Packt Publishing kindly sent me a review copy of Instant OpenELEC Starter. It’s an ebook with a list price of £5.99, and I was able to download .pdf and .mobi versions (with an .epub option too). It’s also available from Amazon as a paperback (£12.99) and for Kindle (£6.17). The book is […]

Over the past week or so my automated build engine for OpenELEC on the Raspberry Pi hasn’t been working. XBMC has grown to a point where it will no longer build on a machine with 1GB RAM. Normal services has now been resumed, as the good people at GreenQloud kindly increased my VM from t1.milli […]

OpenELEC 3.0.0 has been released, which means that this popular distribution for XBMC is now in a stable version on Raspberry Pi. Raspberry Pi downloads for an SD card image file ( and a copy of the release bundle (.tar.bz2) are on the Pi Chimney resources site. I’ve done some tidying up on the site, […]

I first came across GreenQloud at GigaOm Structure Europe last year. It’s a cloud service based in Iceland that is powered entirely from renewable energy. I bumped into Eiki and Bala again last week at London CloudCamp, and gave them my sob story about hosting. They’ve very kindly offered to provide free hosting for my […]

The second release candidate for OpenELEC 3.0 (featuring XBMC 12 ‘Frodo’) is now available (official announcement). There have been a flurry of changes over the past few weeks (over 275 by my count), but the OpenELEC team are saying that this will be one of the final release candidates before 3.0 final. If you’d like […]

BuyVM, the main hosting service that I use for OpenELEC builds at (and, moved servers from San Jose to Las Vegas over the weekend. Whilst the move was happening I temporarily redirected traffic to my secondary VPS to avoid any down time. I’ve just switched things back to the main server[1], as it has […]

The Quick version Get OpenELEC Download an SD Card image file from (latest version at the time of writing is RC1 – 2.99.1). Install OpenELEC Unzip the image file and burn it onto a (1GB or bigger) SD card using Win32DiskImager (for Windows) or dd (for Mac or Linux). Plug Everything in Plug the […]