It is the equivalent of using environment variables on other platforms Sets of language strings for Kodi v15 and later are now provided in the form of add-ons.
Kodi still comes with International English by default, but does not include other languages until they are selected and downloaded.
It features a new default skin, as well as a new default touchscreen skinned, named Estuary and Estouchy, respectively.
The changes between Alpha 3 and Beta 1 are mainly limited to minor fixes and under the hood improvements, so for this first beta, we’ll instead take some time to review a few of the really visible changes in Kodi 17.
Path substitutions are settings in to force Kodi to use different file paths.
These are processed in order, and are useful for substituting an absolute path on a PC with a path suitable for Kodi to handle. Path subs work across local and network paths, across different network protocols, and can even be used with some of the special protocol.
It is still a work in progress, this is only listing changes already commited to Krypton branch, thus some features/functions and API additions, alterations or removal can still be subject to future change.
This is a Kodi Wiki copy of the condensed changelog for Kodi v17.x version (codename: "Krypton") release with a summery of the most important core features and notable functions as well as other notable changes to key areas of the application software or its user interface.We are excited to announce the first beta of Kodi 17, codenamed Krypton.Kodi 17 features a huge amount of work in areas like video playback, live TV and PVR/DVR, the music library, skinning and more.This helps keep most of the platform mess centralized in the code.As of v14, Kodi supports a backdoor to specify the location of your settings folder, which includes the userdata folder and add-ons.Some settings are experimental or very rarely set, so they can only be used via the file.