I’m pleased to announce that Crystalbuntu now has the final release (11.0) of XBMC, Eden. I have been offering nightlies for Eden since June/July of last year, and am now very happy to announce the final version. This version will bring all the benefits of the new version to your Apple TV with rock solid stability and performance. This version doesn’t include PVR support, but a separate, stable, and thoroughly tested, PVR build will be introduced in a couple of weeks. Crystalbuntu will support nightly builds, but from now on, the build included will be a stable Eden build as users want stability over functionality!
It is also with this announcement that I must announce the end of monthly updates. Crystalbuntu will still be updated regularly, however, there is no need to push monthly updates, as the XBMC codebase is now stable. Thus, updates will be less frequent, but more feature packed, and more OS orientated in their nature, rather than updates mainly revolving around a newer release of XBMC. Don’t worry though, Crystalbuntu is still getting the support it deserves, and you will see Frodo nightlies available for testing shortly!
I am updating the ALSA drivers in your Crystalbuntu installation to 1.0.25. Some users were experiencing issues which were showing in the logs as ‘discontinuity errors’. What this meant is that some users had audio dropouts while watching TV. The drivers should hopefully resolve issues for those that were having this problem. This update will be ready in a couple of days, based on user feedback.
I hope that everyone enjoys Crystalbuntu (I will, once I get a new hard drive), now with XBMC Eden. To get the new build, just reboot your Apple TV.