XBMC Drops XBox Support, Still Available Unofficially

XBMC is the best media center application for Linux. It is open source software and works great on modified Xbox consoles. XBMC has been highly successful on the Xbox console though now, its support will be removed by XBMC developer officially.

XBMC developers are presenting the argument that they are too involved in the development of XBMC on PC and an Xbox is posing as a whole new platform to them. To resolve this, they are leaving the support for Xbox to a dedicated developer who goes by the name of  Arnova.

Times have changed. The XBOX has hard limits for what it can handle. Some users are satisfied with these limits, and we encourage them to use XBMC there if they are happy. But it is a popular misconception that official XBOX development is still taking place by the team, so we have decided to set it free. We have enough on our plates already, and worrying about a deprecated platform just increases our workload. A few days ago the XBOX branch was finally removed from our subversion repository.

But loyal XBMC for XBOX users fear not! In addition to his role as an XBMC developer, Arnova plans to continue development on the XBOX — just not here.  You can find the new project’s home  at sourceforge. We’re leaving it in his hands to decide how to handle the project’s administration. How he manages the forum, bug tracker, scm, developers, etc. is up to him. In other words, don’t complain to us ;-)


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Chinmoy Kanjilal

Chinmoy Kanjilal is a FOSS enthusiast and evangelist. He is passionate about Android. Security exploits turn him on and he loves to tinker with computer networks. You can connect with him on Twitter @ckandroid.