Kodi 17 - Code name has been chosen


Kodi 17 - Code name has been chosen


Martijn Kaijser

December 18, 20152 min read

Thanks for all your suggestions!
We decided to go with the most popular suggestion from the community and have selected Krypton as the code name for Kodi v17

Since the dawn of time, or at least since 2008 each released version has received a code name next to the version number. Giving each development iteration a code name in a certain category is kind of a tradition that is not only applicable for software but also for hardware. Google does so for Android and Intel also names their chips. Who are we to break this tradition and as such we follow in their steps with a theme that started out with mythical places or names.

With Kodi v16 Jarvis almost being final (just waiting on some fixes) we’ ll need a new code name that will be added to v17 which our developers are already working on. Don’ t worry we’ ll still look after any bug that might pop up in Jarvis and try to fix it first.


Below are the code names we have used in the past to give you an idea.


8.10 (15 November 2008)


9.04 Babylon (6 May 2009)


9.11 Camelot (24 December 2009)


10.0 (18 December 2010)
10.1 (10 March 2011)


11.0 Eden (24 March 2012)


12.0 (9 January 2013)
12.1 (18 March 2013)
12.2 (3 May 2013)
12.3 (24 December 2013)


13.0 (4 May 2014)
13.1 (5 June 2014)
13.2 (17 August 2014)


14.0 (23 December 2014)
14.1 (1 February 2015)
14.2 (28 March 2015)


15.0 (21 July 2015)
15.1 (16 August 2015)
15.2 (19 October 2015)


16.0 (Soon…….)

As you can see we now arrived at the next version that will start with the letter K. We thought it might be a good idea to ask the users to send in suggestions on what the next code name should be. You can post your suggestions on our forum here

So up to you to suggest a great code name that will be added to Kodi v17