Why LibreElec still uses Kernel 3.14

Hello everybody.

There seems to be three different branches of Kernel for S905X.

  1. 3.14 used in LibreElec
  2. 4.9 from official repository. http://openlinux.amlogic.com/wiki/index.php/Arm/Buildroot
  3. Mainline kernel 4.9 +

Why (1)3.14 is still being used for Librelec Amlogic port? Why not use version (2) (3) ?

Is it video decoder driver compatibility?

For those who wondered, here they explained.


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