Stephan Raue has announced the availability of the first beta release of OpenELEC 4.0, an upcoming major update to the project's multimedia distribution featuring the XBMC entertainment media hub: " The OpenELEC team is proud to announce its first beta of OpenELEC 4.0. The team has made a huge effort to this one of our best releases yet. Since the OpenELEC ' and 3.2.x releases, we have worked hard to improve OpenELEC in a number of areas. Some of these are visible changes, others are backend changes that aren't visible to every user but are certainly worth mentioning. Since OpenELEC 3.2 the underlying OS and the build system have been completely reworked. One aspect of the builds that isn't visible to most is the buildsystem; it is one of the most fundamental building blocks for OpenELEC. It provides us the flexibility to support many different build platforms." the release announcement for a list of core components and information about bug reporting. Download (MD5): OpenELEC-Generic.x86_64-3.95.1-efi.img.gz (138MB).