I’ve been reading in this forum for a while, but registered today to ask a certain question.
In several other forums one can often read about the mess Kodi/CE/LE/… developers have to deal with regarding little to no cooperation / support from SoC vendors like Amlogic & Co in terms of GPU, drivers etc., which affects the availability, functionality, stability of the said software for certain deviecs. Since Adroid is their target system / market, Amlogic & Co seem not to care much about open source projects that allow to use their devices as a dedicated Linux media player.
I would like to know, how the situation is at Vero / OSMC? From my understanding it is (should be) a bit different here, because the software and the hardware (device, not the SoC) comes out of one hand, so to speak, unlike all the other “TV boxes”. There is also no Android, but just OSMC to use the Vero 4k+ as a dedicated Linux media player.
Do the developers here face the same issues as all others, or is there a kind of agreement with Amlogic, that allows the developers to access / use everything they need for proper development in termas of GPU, drivers etc.?
Or am completely wrong and the Vero 4k+ is built by a third party manufacturer, who might might not have any agreements with Amlogic, and OSMC is just a project like Kodi, SE, LE, … with the same issues in developing?