I do not currently own a Vero 4k, but Raspberry PI’s (1 & 3).
Now OSMC on the Raspberry’s run on linux 4.9.
However it seems the flagship product Vero 4k runs only a 3.14 kernel. 3.14 has no upstream kernel.org support, and in fact the release used is 3.14.29 , from January 2015 . Even the AppleTV build runs on a kernel newer than that.
I assume that the HW vendor only supports 3.14(.29), and therefor that’s the only kernel we are able to run. Is that a correct assumption?
Now, did I misinterpret the build scripts? Is Vero 4k actually running a recent kernel? How is that not a problem and why would I buy a device that the HW manufacturer already abandoned?
I would like to support OSMC and I would like to buy a flagship product. But if using the flagship product implies running outdated, unsupported two and half year old kernels on a already abandoned board - then I simply cannot buy it, as it feels like going back to the old days.
I guess we can’t have the recent technologies like H265, VP9, 4k and HDMI2 without going completely proprietary and abandoning the goal of having good, stable and supported software.