New Build for the RaspEX Include a New Kodi Media Center and Fluxbox Windows Manager

Arne Exton for quite a while has had his neck deep into developing his free RaspEX which is Linux distribution based on the long term support Ubuntu 16.04 operating system that is mostly geared towards the mini-pc spectrum with Raspberry Pi 3 and its likes leading the way.

We saw him come with a new build (version 160421) for his system which included supports for Bluetooth, bought in a new kernel and a Firefox web browser and all these were based on the Ubuntu 16.04 LTS which was just recently released.

More so, we have just received information from our sources that another build, the RaspEX build 160426, has been dished out — just a week after the last build was made available — which would be featuring the cross-platform and open-sourced Kodi media player, version 16.0, and the fluxbox windows manager which were all excluded in the previous build.

He release an announcement wherein he said that “in RaspEX Build 160421, based on Ubuntu 16.04, I could not include Kodi (XBMC) Media Centre without removing LXDE and many other programs. Now I have found a solution. I was able to install Kodi 16.04 alongside Fluxbox”.

Explaining further, he went on to say that “a desktop environment besides Kodi is needed so you can configure your wireless network and other stuff”. Apart from these new additions, this new build is pretty much the same as the previous 160421 build. However, the LXDE desktop environment that was featured in the 160421 build has been replaced by the Fluxbox Windows Manager.

 

The RaspEX, although based on the Ubuntu 16.04 still makes use of other technologies from the Linaro Toolchain and Linux Debian GNU or “Jessie”. Download this new build through the link below where you would also be given step-by-step installation guidelines.

We saw him come with a new build (version 160421) for his system which included supports for Bluetooth, bought in a new kernel and a Firefox web browser and all these were based on the Ubuntu 16.04 LTS which was just recently released.

More so, we have just received information from our sources that another build, the RaspEX build 160426, has been dished out — just a week after the last build was made available — which would be featuring the cross-platform and open-sourced Kodi media player, version 16.0, and the Fluxbox windows manager which were all excluded in the previous build.

He released an announcement wherein he said that “in RaspEX Build 160421, based on Ubuntu 16.04, I could not include Kodi (XBMC) Media Centre without removing LXDE and many other programs. Now I have found a solution. I was able to install Kodi 16.04 alongside Fluxbox”.

Explaining further, he went on to say that “a desktop environment besides Kodi is needed so you can configure your wireless network and other stuff”. Apart from these new additions, this new build is pretty much the same as the previous 160421 build. However, the LXDE desktop environment that was featured in the 160421 build has been replaced by the Fluxbox Windows Manager.

The RaspEX, although based on the Ubuntu 16.04 still makes use of other technologies from the Linaro Toolchain and Linux Debian GNU or “Jessie”. Download this new build through the link below where you would also be given step-by-step installation guidelines.

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