All about myHD engine

myHD is an Ubuntu 18.04 (16.04 previous version) in an isolated (namespace) environment BUT able to use Asportal to launch internal (to myHD) applications
ex. Chrome, Kodi18 (17), Plex Media Player, etc. etc.
THE biggest interest is (for application having an Ubuntu repository) NO NEED TO WAIT for a new APKG to get an updated software version. Ex. Chrome or Kodi18 (myHD) are always at the last stable version using Ubuntu apt update … Only applications without repository need to have a new APKG to be updated.

myHD also add new kernel modules to serve some specific usage (ex. squashfs to manage AppImage for ex. ; or wireguard to add simple, light but very performing VPN to NAS … for secure and fast access to remote file)

Move to Kodi19 (lost Kodi18)

Actually the PPA repository used by myHD is :
ppa:team-xbmc/unstable , you can check by the command (as myHD_root)
apt-cache policy | grep team-xbmc
To be able to move to Kodi19 you must change to NIGHTLY PPA
You can try a Kodi update or a new fresh install after removing actual Kodi
IMPORTANT you don’t lost your settings …
do (at you risk)
add-apt-repository -r ppa: team-xbmc/unstable
add-apt-repository ppa:team-xbmc/xbmc-nightly
apt-get update

with 1804 : apt-get remove kodi
apt-get upgrade or
with 1804 : apt-get install kodi
ATTENTION your addons are not updated automatically
AT ANY TIME YOU CAN REVERT BACK (doing same but with removing kodi)


MH18/MH16-pmp v 2.35.1

MH18-pmp (for myHD Ubuntu 18.04)
MH16-pmp (for myHD Ubuntu 16.04)
are available for download.
Each was compiled natively … it’s not an AppImage or other package . In fact with the correct libraries installed … all run in any Ubuntu environment.

The new things is a new interface (UNO UI) that you can test following this simple check in main settings Link help you and show screenshot :


New MH-apkg format

With next myHD version we introduce differentiator between Ubuntu environment supported by MH-apkg (companion application to myHD)
MH-apkg … are for all Ubuntu (1604 or 1804) it’s generally because we use the software and dependency provide by Ubuntu repository.
MH18-apkg … are ONLY for Ubuntu 18.04 (ex. when require libraries are not available in 16.04 or recompilation are necessary for software available only as source code).
MH16-apkg … idem but ONLY for 16.04.

Due to change in name … in case of update from old MH-xxx and new MH18(or 16)-xxx, you are invited to remove the old MH-xxx after you install the new one (only for Plex Media Player at this time).


myHD 0.9.4 will be out very soon


This update :
… solve minor bugs and clean code
ADD a new functionality (beta) to be able to add temporary folder to myHD dynamically WITHOUT need to restart myHD (temporary, because it is not keep after a restart of myHD ).
… … The target is for ex. to have access to a new USB key (or disk) connected to the NAS … Asustor generate a mount in /share (unfortunately with generic name (not label)) … so now you can ADD this new share without restarting myHD .
… … I used sshfs ; so this imply :
… … … in A.D.M. to have ssh / sftp configured (any port)
… … … in myHD (1604 env.) to install sshfs (already done in 18.04 env.)
… … … do : myHD_root /usr/bin/apt-get -y install sshfs before using this new functionality.


myHD Ubuntu 18.04 available (this week May 11,12 2019)

Hi, I am please to inform you that myHD now support Ubuntu 18.04
18.04 L.T.S. can be installed (default for new install) as a fresh one
if 16.04 is already installed in parallel … with a switch command to change version use by myHD.

Ubuntu 18.04 require to update myHD (if already installed) to v. 0.9.3 before installing the 18.04 near existing 16.04.
After updating, you can use : myHD switch_ubuntu_env 1804 (or 1604)
if 18.04 (or 16.04) is not installed … the installation start (so be patient)

You can use the pre-load script to download the Ubuntu 18.04 env. before switching or installing … to reduce the elapse time.

ALL previous Application (rebuild for 18.04) are available … kodi18 (/17), PlexMediaPlayer 2.33.0 (new), etc.

News May 2019 (start)


Just for your information (even without interest) … I have been stopped in my works by a “hard” disease … I just be back .. and hope to be able to restart at end of this week (May 1 2019).

Sorry for delay and inconvenience.
N.B. I will delete this information message when I will really restart all ..