One of the three primary flavors of XBMC (Xbox Media Center) built for the Raspberry Pi has now launched a “1.0″ stable version after a year of development. From Raspbmc.com:
After much delay, it’s finally here! Last Sunday was the 1 year birthday of Raspbmc, which I announced on the 2nd February 2012. It’s rather fantastic, that within a year, we’ve gone from not even having the hardware, let alone a usable software platform, to a stable and well refined product. It wasn’t always the smoothest ride in the world. With early firmware, untested kernels and alpha builds of software, you’re going to have ‘interesting’ results to say the least. In the final release, we’re introducing a few extra features:
- Raspbmc can now detect unstable power supplies and unsafe shutdowns.
- XBMC 12 Final with improved 1080p DTS software decoding (Thanks Dom)
- Better Hama remote control support (supporting this thing is a real headache)
- A more streamlined approach to the handling of USB mounting
- Logs written to RAM to decrease SD IO
For the full Raspbmc feature list head on over to Raspbmc.com
Each Friday is PiDay here at Adafruit, be sure to check out our posts, tutorials and new Raspberry Pi related products. Have you tried the new “Adafruit Raspberry Pi Educational Linux Distro” ? It’s our tweaked distribution for teaching electronics using the Raspberry Pi. But wait, there’s more! Try our new Raspberry Pi WebIDE! The easiest way to learn programming on a Raspberry Pi.
We now have Raspberry Pi Model B with 512MB RAM in stock and shipping now!