As you may or may not have heard, the original developer of Exodus recently retired. It was decided that instead of letting the most popular Kodi addon ever die, we would make it a community maintained addon. This means not only are our team developers now working on this addon, but we’re inviting anyone with any coding experience to come around and give a shot at contributing to the code. The Exodus Kodi addon will be bigger and better than it ever was before!
It also means that new functionality will come, fueled by the diversity of addon developers. Viper2k4 and PowerGrid2000 have already added German and French scrapers, meaning you can now hear audio in those languages! We’re hopeful that Exodus becoming a community maintained addon will trigger a sort of renaissance within the Kodi community, getting regular users involved again, the way it used to be when our community first started. Please read until the bottom to find out everything you need to know about the new Exodus Kodi addon.
Right now, what we need you to remember is that:
- Exodus will become better than ever! There are some really qualified people working on it, with Viper2k4 at the helm of development.
- Exodus is expanding to provide support for all kinds of languages, so far you can watch content in French and German, with more languages coming soon!
- Exodus is now community maintained, so the future of this addon literally relies on people like you contributing to the code base.
- Regardless of your technical skills, you could always help translate menu items for us, by signup up at Transifex.
How-To Contribute Code
It might be a hassle to code an entire addon, but now you can simply contribute a line of code here and there, whatever you think would be useful.
Anyone with a little bit of Python or PHP knowledge could definitely come lend a helping hand, every little bit counts when it comes to contributing to the development process.
All you need to do is signup at our new Development Site which provides GitHub-style functionality, allowing you to contribute code to Exodus and other addons.
Configuring Multi-Language Scrapers
Step 1: Navigate to the Add-ons tab, then launch the Exodus addon for Kodi.
Step 2: Click on the Tools menu.
Step 3: Select the SETTINGS : General menu.
Step 4: Click on the Info Language field that displays AUTO by default.
Step 5: Select the language of your choice. We’ve gone with French for this guide, but you could also go with German or with English included.
Step 6: Click on the Providers Language that displays English by default.
Step 7: Select the language you wish Exodus to use. We’ve gone with French for this guide, but you could also go with German or with English included.
Step 8: Click on the OK button at the top right of the window.
Step 7: Return to the Exodus addon main menu, and enjoy the most popular addon for Kodi in the language of your choice.
Please Note: You can also change the language of Kodi itself at this point to have the menus display in your proper language.
Translating Menu Items
Translating menu items doesn’t really require any technical skill whatsoever. If you speak a foreign language, and want to contribute to Exodus (or other Kodi addons), please check out our translation page on Transifex.
Now that we’ve brought you up to speed on what’s going on with Exodus Kodi addon, we hope that you can spread the word on our behalf. We really need your help in bringing new life to the Kodi addon development community, it’ll make your life more enjoyable in the long run.
The Mixdoctor Team Member of koditalk.org