Addon Authors, please prepare for Eden

Posted By: Team XBMC on Dec 03, 2011 in Site News

This is just a quick note for addon authors.

XBMC API Changes

"Please return your trays and seatbacks to upright position and prepare for Eden."

XBMC 11.0 Eden represents the first update to the addon repository since Dharma was released and a number of API changes have occurred in between these two releases. First off, our thanks to all the authors who have been keeping on top of API changes. You are doing a great job. The Team would like to recommend that those authors who have not yet upgraded to Eden do so now.

For more specifics on skinning, scripting, json, Python calls, and similar addon API updates, please visit:

http://wiki.xbmc.org/index.php?title=Eden_API_Changes

Thank you for flying Air XBMC. We are nearing the runway.

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  • NineT9 Dec 03, 2011 

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  • Walt Dec 03, 2011 

    The island is not done with you. You got work to do.

  • Anonymous Dec 03, 2011 

    Thanks for the update, just wondering whether Eden will have support for HD audio like DTS HD Master Audio and Dolby True HD out of the box. Cheers again, i am sure it will be great even if it didn’t make it in.

  • Magnus Dec 03, 2011 

    NineT9 :
    4 8 15 16 23 42

  • watzen Dec 03, 2011 

    you’re going to the island!

  • h.udo Dec 03, 2011 

    The plain! The plain!

    ;-)

  • Salem Dec 03, 2011 

    Anonymous :
    Thanks for the update, just wondering whether Eden will have support for HD audio like DTS HD Master Audio and Dolby True HD out of the box. Cheers again, i am sure it will be great even if it didn’t make it in.

    The answer is Yes.

  • John Hilla Dec 03, 2011 

    Based on in house testing, I find this version is very fast and uses far less resources than Boxee. Although, I’m still having a big of a headache trying to get the weather to pull the right temperature for my area of 33801. I thought it was funny to see it said lakeland was 12 c when in reality it was like maybe 68 c. Overall playback is amazing quick and after pointing the program where to locate the .zip for Navi-x I am even more impressed on response time. Great job team.

  • purewitz Dec 03, 2011 

    I know you said nearing the runway, but is there an eta for landing yet?

  • Shand Glenn Dec 03, 2011 

    108 min until the launch of Eden is that what I am reading? or Do I have to check back every 108 min until its published?
    LOVE YOUR WORK CREW KEEP IT UP

  • Anonymous Dec 03, 2011 

    I think this is related to the linux system not the XBMC butmaybe I’m wrong…??
    I think the problem is the linux cant decode the DTS HD or True HD
    please correct me if I’m wrong…??

    Anonymous :
    Thanks for the update, just wondering whether Eden will have support for HD audio like DTS HD Master Audio and Dolby True HD out of the box. Cheers again, i am sure it will be great even if it didn’t make it in.

  • rikardo1979 Dec 03, 2011 

    I think this is related to the linux system not the XBMC butmaybe I’m wrong…??
    I think the problem is the linux cant decode the DTS HD or True HD
    please correct me if I’m wrong…??

    Anonymous :
    Thanks for the update, just wondering whether Eden will have support for HD audio like DTS HD Master Audio and Dolby True HD out of the box. Cheers again, i am sure it will be great even if it didn’t make it in.

  • Ned Scott Dec 03, 2011 

    Anonymous :
    Thanks for the update, just wondering whether Eden will have support for HD audio like DTS HD Master Audio and Dolby True HD out of the box. Cheers again, i am sure it will be great even if it didn’t make it in.

    Unfortunately, due to real life circumstances, there was a delay on development for AudioEngine (which, among other things, will support HD audio). Because of this it won’t be included in Eden. It’s possible it might be included in a mid-year release, as some devs have wanted to have shorter release cycles, but there’s no guarantees (probably not even safe to dream about it). You never know when some new issue will come up with the code, or if real life (darn that real life!) comes barking at you again.

    It is coming, though!

  • JustinSane Dec 04, 2011 

    Good stuff guys, not used and pre versions of this, so I am a little excited to see what is new. Question: do I have to uninstall dhama first or can this be installed over the top? and is my user data folder safe?

    • natethomas Dec 04, 2011 

      Installing over should be fine, though it’s always a good idea to backup.

  • MrLobster Dec 04, 2011 

    Will Eden have better support for hosting files on a server?

    there is only so far advancedsettings.xml will go.

  • Rave Dec 04, 2011 

    Cant wait for the final, been rocking the nightlies for months now :)

  • Anonymous Dec 04, 2011 

    @John Hilla

    Do you mean 68 F? Cause at 68 C I’m pretty sure you would be literally baked alive.

  • Bjorn Dec 04, 2011 
  • MrLobster Dec 04, 2011 

    I mean easier control of using mysql and remote hosting of the thumbnails, rather than using the advancedsettings.xml

    Also when does PVR get more intergrated.

  • brant Dec 04, 2011 

    Sad news that Eden won’t support HD audio. :(

  • Anonymous Dec 05, 2011 

    OK. I may be 6 beers in, but thats a dude’s hand watch and ring with a chick’s head. Fookin Creepy, man. CERRPY.

  • bjorn Dec 05, 2011 

    @MrLobster
    aha :) yea that would be nice if it was simplier or another solution for it, for me the most important thing is to have the watched status saved in som kind of DB and from what I read this can be done using trakt.tv in there Eden plugin, but will have to try it out when Eden hits us.

  • Songoku Dec 05, 2011 

    HD audio :(

  • Powderking Dec 06, 2011 

    I’m looking forward for PVR too. Hopefully it will be possible to use MythTV :-)

  • Anonymous Dec 06, 2011 

    Eden is near. Put your masks on?

  • Ned Scott Dec 07, 2011 

    Anyone else notice that the stewardess has manhands?

  • rikardo1979 Dec 07, 2011 

    Ned Scott :
    Anyone else notice that the stewardess has manhands?

    well, the whole picture is montage :)
    :cool:

  • Thomas Dolby Dec 07, 2011 

    No HD Audio??? :( :(

  • frotza Dec 07, 2011 

    No HD Audio???
    Thats really a pity

  • David Dec 08, 2011 

    Any one else notice that you cant change the youtube add-on feeds from daily, weekly, monthly etc.

  • Anonymous Dec 08, 2011 

    +1
    No HD Audio???
    Thats really a pity :(

  • zag2me Dec 08, 2011 

    Plugin authors should really update their icons and screenshots for eden also ;)

    I wrote a little php frontend for all the eden plugin feeds here if you want to check

    http://78.129.196.116/xbmcrepo

  • Matthieu Dec 08, 2011 

    No HD Audio is a very bad surprise…!

  • Craig Dec 08, 2011 

    Hd audio would be amazing but i do like the airplay. Just hope AirTunes (audio only) for windows will work on the final release

  • Whiskey Dec 08, 2011 

    +1 on no HD audio – was really looking to move away from using an external player for DDTH/DTSMHD :(

  • Anonymous Dec 09, 2011 

    All the negative comments about no HD Audio even after it has been stating it is still in development, now that’s a pity. XBMC is free and is being developed in peoples spare time, or has everyone forgotten this ?

  • Whiskey Dec 09, 2011 

    @Anonymous

    This is a great point, and more people should take the time to congratulate the team on a fantastic effort and on providing what has become the de facto HTPC solution for most of us. I can’t stress how appreciative I am of the effort that goes into every release and would like to apologise for giving a negative impression here.

    I guess it’s human nature to be more expressive about disappointment than joy and we take all the fantastic things the XBMC dev team have given us for granted. I guess from a selfish perspective, it’s just that having HD audio bitstreaming built-in would mean that I could use exclusively XBMC and not have to worry about configuring external players or looking into branches, such as DSplayer.

    Once again, great work guys :)

  • Craig Dec 09, 2011 

    It’s not so much negativity. Just something people were looking forward to having in Eden that they will have to wait longer for. I’m sure everyone here is forever greatful for the time and effort the developers have put into xbmc. Eden may not have hd audio and hopefully a mid-year release will include this but the features and improvements it does have are fantastic.

  • AnonMouse Dec 09, 2011 

    So Eden is optimized for low powered systems, UI more touch friendly, but no weather,pvr or HD audio codecs included. All sounds very tablet friendly to me..or should I say App Store compliant. Sure would be nice if a new branch was started with HTPCs being the focus.

  • Anonymous Dec 09, 2011 

    @Anonymous
    Well said

  • AB Dec 09, 2011 

    You are absolutely right.
    On top of that, other features are a must for other users.

  • sekkim Dec 09, 2011 

    Anonymous…..Well said! I sit here as a novice user of XBMC, just loving the experience that XBMC gives me. The XBMC fraternity (of which I am proud to say i belong) is made up of technology loving geeks; not a slur by any means. Being geeks technology is so ubiquitous to us that we want it all, we want it for free and we want it now. Anonymous is right, we forget that the folks who are beavering away on the code are just like us, they have jobs, families and commitments. Guys I look over at my Arcam and yes I would dearly love HD audio right now, but you know what, I’ll wait…..we all will. So as I sit here in Belfast watching the snow drifting down I tip my hat to anonymous for keeping us grounded, and whilst the Eden HD discussion will no doubt rage on (as some of you wiki ubiquitous) I have an even bigger dilemma; I have to work out how i tell my 7 year old daughter she cant have a actual car for christmas!!

  • natethomas Dec 09, 2011 

    sekkim :

    they have jobs, families and commitments.

    To be fair, some of us are between jobs. The rest of the statement stands though. Also, I recommend telling your daughter that trains are cooler than cars.

  • Ned Scott Dec 10, 2011 

    AnonMouse :
    So Eden is optimized for low powered systems, UI more touch friendly, but no weather,pvr or HD audio codecs included. All sounds very tablet friendly to me..or should I say App Store compliant. Sure would be nice if a new branch was started with HTPCs being the focus.

    Ignorance is such an ugly thing. Let’s set some facts straight. Weather is fixed and there is zero issue there. No one expected PVR to be ready for Eden. AudioEngine was delayed because of reasons that have nothing to do with iOS, tablets, touch, or any of that. The iOS/ATV2 improvements carried over to the desktop-based HTPCs in the form of a faster, less CPU-demanding, GUI, and a bunch of other stuff. Most of the developers do not work on iOS/tablet-specific things. The bulk of the iOS specific work was done by two guys who also work on the other OS’s as well. Touch support was originally a Windows-only feature that was added last year for XBMC v10.

  • Nico Dec 10, 2011 

    Great news, guys! I discovered this software only a few weeks ago, and it has been running smoothly on my Fedora box ever since. Thanks.

  • Raven Dec 12, 2011 

    Is it possible with Eden to watch 3d movies with subtitles? There was a topic on the board where someone fixed by posting an updated xbmc.exe file. But that guy never responded anymore.

  • Dai Dec 13, 2011 

    AnonMouse :So Eden is optimized for low powered systems, UI more touch friendly, but no weather,pvr or HD audio codecs included. All sounds very tablet friendly to me..or should I say App Store compliant. Sure would be nice if a new branch was started with HTPCs being the focus.

    My thoughts exactly. HD audio and PVR were my main reasons for upgrading.
    Not much point now, might wait and see if it makes it into 11.1 … or see what other programs are out there that can handle HD audio from Blu-rays

  • Nick.G Dec 14, 2011 

    I would like to thank the xbmc team and everybody that has contributed to the developing of this fantastic piece of software. May I ask how soon can we get our hands on a steady build for Eden? Can’t wait !
    PS : I was also a bit dissapointed when I read about the HD Audio feature, not being implemented -yet- but I agree with an Anonymous post, we must not forget that XBMC is created on the spare time of the developers, and still remains free.

    So , Great work you guys, Thank you very very much!

  • Anonymous Dec 15, 2011 

    Raven :
    Is it possible with Eden to watch 3d movies with subtitles? There was a topic on the board where someone fixed by posting an updated xbmc.exe file. But that guy never responded anymore.

    Any news about supporting 3d subs in sbs and ou modes..

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