Afther the release of XBMC 13.0, OpenElec 4.0 has been released as well. OpenElec 4.0 is small and embedded operating system built specifically to run XBMC. Here’s the remark from the OpenElec team:
The team has made a huge effort to make this one of our best releases yet. Since the OpenELEC 3.0 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 as visible to every user but are certainly worth mentioning.
OpenELEC-4.0 is now the next stable release, which is a feature release and the successor of OpenELEC-3.2 and older.
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 users 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, to be responsive in updating specific packages and to add new features easily.