The next version of Kodi, 16.0, codenamed Jarvis has now hit the Release Candidate stage.
There are also some OSMC changes in this build:
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://osmc.tv/2016/01/kodi-16-codename-jarvis-rc1-released/
you mention “Raspberry Pi 2 now has improved GPU acceleration for HEVC content”
Is it possible to play HEVC content smoothly or is it a step in the right direction?
HEVC low bitrate @ 720p max can be played smoothly on a RPi2 now.
Anything higher than that will never work, I guess.