XBMC Dharma Beta Release Debuts a New Add-on System

If you’re a fan of XBMC, you’re gonna love the new Dharma Beta release. The XBMC developers have been hard at work at rebuilding the platform to optimize its core functionality and its extensions (full list of milestones). According to XMBC, the new release rolls out a new add-on system that will separate playback components, scrapers, visualizations, skins, etc. and allow them to update automatically when updates from the community are available. In addition, Dharma brings added hardware acceleration support for more graphic chips (latest: Broadcom’s Crystal HD) and an improved GUI skinning framework engine. There’s also talk that they will have a revamped web interface ready when the final release is made public.

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