Since SolidRun announced there new line of CuBox-i products, there has been huge interest in them. There have been many discussions about them on the XBMC and OpenELEC forums, as they could be a great device for turning into a XBMC appliance – small, relatively cheap and quiet (fanless design) and significantly more powerful than a raspberry pi.
I have been holding off putting this announcement up, as I have been waiting for my devices to arrive and I wanted to test builds before releasing them. Unfortunately it could be a few more weeks until my devices arrive and I have had lots of requests to get these builds up, so here they are.
SRaue from OpenELEC has put lots of work into getting initial support ready for these devices. Keep in mind that support for these devices is still very early and should only be considered experimental/alpha at this point in time. There is still lots of work to be done on this, but initial reports seem positive.
You can find OpenELEC CuBox-i builds here: http://xbmcnightlybuilds.com/category/openelec-cuboxi/
Our first available build is OpenELEC-Cuboxi-arm-r17569-gfc873ea
The installation procedure for CuBox-i devices isn’t as easy as normal platforms, you can find full details here: http://openelec.tv/forum/143-installati … stallation
You can find the OpenELEC CuBox-i forum here: http://openelec.tv/forum/125-solidrun-cubox-i
I would be great to get some feedback on users on what devices you are using. I think the CuBox-i2Ultra and CuBox-i4Pro should be more than cable of being great OpenELEC powered XBMC devices. In theory the CuBox-i1 and CuBox-i2 should be fine too, but I think these may need a little optimisation and could be limited in terms of skin support.
If you are running XBMC on your CuBox-i device I would love to get some feedback!