I was wondering how the OSMC addon update process works (repo wise).
Can it be that addon zips are updated/added, but the addons.xml is not? Should a addition of a zip always trigger the generation of a new addons.xml or are these only generated 12-hourly? E.g. the plugins “plugin.video.catchuptvandmore” and “plugin.video.youtube” got updated zips on 2021-02-27 12:00 to version 0.2.32 and 6.8.10 respectively. However the addons.xml generated at 11.57 still listed these as 0.2.31 and 6.8.9. Did it get generated just before the zip addition by chance? It struck me as odd that the hash generation of addons.xml.gz.md5 followed an hour later. In the meantime the addons.xml synced the changes, but I’m just curious how this works.
What is the main purpose of the OSMC addon mirror over that of Kodi? Just providing ARM compiled addons for for Vero hardware right? Is there a handy way for a knowledgable user to use the main Kodi repo in addition (or as replacement) of the one provided by OSMC? For Python-only addons without binaries this shouldn’t be a problem right? Of course I could translate the domain name to a local ip and do some redirection, but that’s not pretty/desired.