Creating new Add-ons


I’m new here, so forgive me if this has already been asked. I’ve been searching for a few days though, here and there, and come up with nothing. So I figured I’d ask directly.

How exactly does one create an add-on for OSMC? I have an idea for an add-on that I’d like to take on as a personal project (even better if it requires C, I’m really looking for an excuse to polish up my C programming) but as of yet I’ve found no guides or entries on the Wiki/FAQ about how to contribute to the add-on repository.

I know that the repository is not exactly “public” yet, so my add-on may not get added unless submitted to an approved maintainer. But I should be able to compile an add-on and test it locally on my copy of OSMC, right? How exactly would I go about doing that?

For reference, I’m still kind of a linux newbie. I’m familiar with the concept of packages and general Debian administration tasks, but I know I have a lot left to learn. So I’d like to take this on as a pet project to expand not only my programming skills, but my linux knowledge as well. Plus, this will help me score some serious brownie points with my better half, since she really wants to use the Pi (running OSMC) for one specific task, but there is not an add-on out there that can do it yet.

Any help or guidance would be greatly appreciated.


Ah, I see. It’s on the Kodi wiki. Thank you so much for pointing me in the right direction. This seems to have pretty much all the information I was looking for. :smile: