XBMC drops support for XBOX
The XBMC developers have announced that they are dropping support for XBOX consoles. Although the popular open source media centre started as a program for modified XBOX consoles, the developers say that the "XBOX has hard limits for what it can handle" and that "it is a popular misconception that official XBOX development is still taking place by the team".
The XBOX branch has been removed from the subversion repository, moved to SourceForge and re-named "XBMC4Xbox". XBMC developer Arnova says that he plans to continue development and will manage the forum, bug tracker, scm and developers. From the 7th of June, the XBOX section of the XBMC forum will be read-only. The developers also say that at some point in the future this section of the forum may be moved and that XBOX support in the wiki and IRC will end.
XBMC has been forked into a number of other programs, including, for example, Boxee and Plex. The latest release of XBMC is version 9.11 from the end of December, 2009. XBMC is released under the GNU General Public License (GPL).
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