I have been toying with the idea of adding support for the entware package manager to CoreELEC.
Entware is similar to apt/yum/pacman in that it will allow you to install over 2000+ linux applications with ease, no longer would there be a need to use docker or hacky addons to install your favourite applications.
This is something that some people in their infinite wisdom have resisted users calls to add in the past, entware packages were designed originally to run on routers and other low powered ARM based devices so I do not foresee it causing us any issues and will likely only be something that power users will be interested in.
Do you want to install a http server? that’s no problem, just type opkg install apache in SSH.
Why not use your cheap media center box for more than just Kodi!
yes, yes, yes, I would appreciate it very much, to have Entware as an option on my Kodi-box.
As I have on all of my routers… It makes analyzing problems (network, hardware,…) much easier.
And, as you said, why not use the box for more then Kodi only…
Of course as an option, which does not bother users, who don’t want to have Entware.
I’ve been using Entware on my QNAP server for over 3 years, so this feature is much appreciated! Hopefully, newcomers will find Entware useful too! As there are a lot of guides and tutorials out there on how to install specific packages, the task should be achievable by most people