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Posted over 6 years ago
FreedomBox 0.9 Images Available July 15th, 2016 A week ago we have completed building FreedomBox images for 0.9 as 0.9-rc2 and made them available for release testing. No major issues have been found in the images and they are now the 0.9 final ... [More] release images. http://ftp.skolelinux.org/pub/freedombox/0.9/ http://ftp.freedombox.org/pub/freedombox/0.9/ Transition to Debian testing: With this release, we have completed the transition to Debian "testing" from Debian "unstable". From now on, for regular users, images will be based on "testing". When using these images, upgrades will happen to only packages that end up in Debian "testing". If you are already using FreedomBox, you are advised to switch to "testing" distribution manually for higher stability. This can done by replacing "unstable" with "testing" in /etc/apt/sources.list and waiting for a few weeks for all packages to settle down or by freshly setting up using "testing" images. Images based on Debian "unstable" will still be built and available as "nightly" images so that contributors can test early and prevent the regular users from facing issues. If you wish to contribute to FreedomBox by finding and reporting early problems, please stick with "unstable" images. [Less]
Posted over 6 years ago
FreedomBox 0.9 Released April 25th, 2016 We're pleased to announce that FreedomBox 0.9 has been released! This release comes 9 weeks after the previous release (0.8). The FreedomBox packages are available in Debian testing: freedombox-setup 0.9 ... [More] and plinth 0.9.1-1. We are planning to build new images for this release. However, there is an issue with building images for armel/armhf boards at the moment. We should have a workaround for this issue soon, and then the images will be built and uploaded. More information on this release is available on the wiki: https://wiki.debian.org/FreedomBox/ReleaseNotes Major FreedomBox 0.9 Changes: Fixed Wi-Fi AP setup. Prevent lockout of users in 'sudo' group after setup is complete. Improved setup mechanism for Plinth modules. Allows users to see what a module is useful for, before doing the setup and package install. Also allows essential modules to be setup by default during FreedomBox install. Added HTTPS certificates to Monkeysphere page. Reorganized so that multiple domains can be added to a key. Added Radicale, a CalDAV and CardDAV server. Added Minetest Server, a multiplayer infinite-world block sandbox. Added Tiny Tiny RSS, a news feed reader. Known Issues: ownCloud has been removed from Debian testing, and is not installable through Plinth. If you are using ownCloud on FreedomBox, please know that it will not be maintained. We are looking for applications to replace the main functionality that was provided by ownCloud. Radicale is an alternative for the contact and calendar sync features. We still need to find and integrate a good alternative for the file sync feature. Thanks to all who helped to put this release together! Please feel free to join us to discuss this release on the mailing list, IRC, or on the monthly progress calls: List: http://lists.alioth.debian.org/pipermail/freedombox-discuss/ IRC: Calls: https://wiki.debian.org/FreedomBox/ProgressCalls [Less]
Posted almost 7 years ago
FreedomBox 0.8 Released January 20th, 2016 I'm pleased to announce that FreedomBox 0.8 has been released! This release comes 9 weeks after the previous release (0.7). We did not build new images for this release. However it is available in Debian ... [More] (unstable) as 2 packages, freedombox-setup 0.8 and plinth 0.8.1-1. If you are using Freedombox 0.7, you can upgrade to 0.8. (If you have automatic upgrades enabled, this should have happened already!) But first, please read the "Known Issues" section below. More information on this release is available on the wiki: https://wiki.debian.org/FreedomBox/ReleaseNotes Major FreedomBox 0.8 Changes: Added Quassel, an IRC client that stays connected to IRC networks and can synchronize multiple frontends. Improved first boot user interface. Fixed Transmission RPC whitelist issue. Added translations for Turkish, Chinese, and Russian. Fixed and updated translations in other languages. Added Monkeysphere, which uses PGP web of trust for SSH host key verification. Added Let's Encrypt, to obtain certificates for domains, so that browser certificate warnings can be avoided. Added repro, a SIP server for audio and video calls. Allow users to set their SSH public keys, so they can login over SSH without a password. Known Issues: There is an issue in Plinth 0.7.x that can affect those trying to upgrade to 0.8.1. The issue happens when the manual upgrade is started (by clicking the "Upgrade now" button) and it tries to upgrade Plinth. The Plinth upgrade can fail during this manual upgrade process started through Plinth. There are 2 workarounds for those trying to upgrade from 0.7.x: - Turn on Automatic Upgrades, and wait (up to 24 hours). Plinth will be automatically upgraded to 0.8.1, and the issue is avoided. - Or, you can SSH into the box, and run "sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade". Thanks to all who helped to put this release together. There were several new contributors for this release. The wiki has a full list of contributors to the project: https://wiki.debian.org/FreedomBox/Contributors Please feel free to join us to discuss this release on the mailing list, IRC, or on the monthly progress calls: List: http://lists.alioth.debian.org/pipermail/freedombox-discuss/ IRC: Calls: https://wiki.debian.org/FreedomBox/ProgressCalls [Less]
Posted almost 7 years ago
Video of Freedombox Demo v0.6 posted December 23, 2015 You can find video of Sunil's demo of the 0.6 release of the FreedomBox software at the Software Freedom Law Center's video archive. We have released a newer version of FreedomBox since then ... [More] that primarily focused on internationalization. If you are interested in downloading the newest versi on you can find the official images here. [Less]
Posted almost 7 years ago
FreedomBox 0.7 Released! December 19, 2015 I'm pleased to announce that FreedomBox 0.7 has been released! This release comes 7 weeks after the previous release (0.6). FreedomBox version 0.7 is available here: ... [More] http://ftp.skolelinux.org/pub/freedombox/0.7/ Before using, you should verify the image's signature. See https://wiki.debian.org/FreedomBox/Download for further instructions. Thanks to all who helped to put this release together. More information on this release is available on the wiki: https://wiki.debian.org/FreedomBox/ReleaseNotes Major FreedomBox 0.7 Changes: Translations! Full translations of the interface in Danish, Dutch, French, German and Norwegian Bokmål, and partial Telugu. Support for OLinuXino A20 MICRO and LIME2 New Plinth applications: OpenVPN, reStore (currently disabled in Plinth config, until Debian package is uploaded) Improved first-boot experience Many bugfixes and cleanups Known Bugs: When Transmission page is accessed after install, it will show "403: Forbidden". Here is a workaround for this issue: Log into your FreedomBox using the console or SSH. Edit the Transmission configuration: $ sudo vi /etc/transmission-daemon/settings.json Change "rpc-whitelist-enabled" to false. Save and quit. Reload the Transmission server. $ sudo invoke-rc.d transmission-daemon reload Important: Make sure you reload instead of restart* the service. Otherwise your changes to the configuration will get overwritten. Access the Transmission page at https://freedombox.local/transmission or similar. Please feel free to join us to discuss this release on the mailing list, IRC, or on the monthly progress calls: List: http://lists.alioth.debian.org/pipermail/freedombox-discuss/ IRC: irc://irc.debian.org/freedombox Calls: https://wiki.debian.org/FreedomBox/ProgressCalls [Less]
Posted about 7 years ago
Freedombox 0.6 Released! October 31, 2015 Hello, I'm pleased to announce that FreedomBox version 0.6 has been released! This release comes 2 months after the previous, 0.5 release. Please feel free to join us to discuss this release on the ... [More] mailing list, IRC, or on the monthly progress calls: List: http://lists.alioth.debian.org/pipermail/freedombox-discuss/ IRC: irc://irc.debian.org/freedombox Calls: https://wiki.debian.org/FreedomBox/ProgressCalls The FreedomBox version 0.6 is available here: http://ftp.skolelinux.org/pub/freedombox/0.6/ Before using, you should verify the image's signature, see https://wiki.debian.org/FreedomBox/Download for further instructions: $ gpg --keyserver hkp://pool.sks-keyservers.net --recv-keys 0x36C361440C9BC971 $ gpg --fingerprint 0x36C361440C9BC971 pub 4096R/0C9BC971 2011-11-12 Key fingerprint = BCBE BD57 A11F 70B2 3782 BC57 36C3 6144 0C9B C971 uid Sunil Mohan Adapa sub 4096R/4C1D4B57 2011-11-12 $ gpg --verify freedombox-unstable_2015-10-18_raspberry-armel-card.tar.bz2.sig freedombox-unstable_2015-10-18_raspberry-armel-card.tar.bz2 (Replace the file names with the version you download.) Thanks to all who helped put this release together. More information on this release is available on the wiki: https://wiki.debian.org/FreedomBox/ReleaseNotes Major FreedomBox 0.6 Changes: New supported hardware target: Raspberry Pi 2 New modules in Plinth: Shaarli: Web application to manage and share bookmarks. Date & Time: Configure time zone and NTP service. Service Discovery: Configure Avahi service. Debian packages can be download over Tor. Switched from mod_ssl to mod_gnutls. Documentation Revamp: Get latest FreedomBox user manual from wiki. Manual is focused on using FreedomBox, with a section on developing Plinth modules. Wi-Fi configuration now in general network configuration. Known Bugs: DreamPlugs do not boot the 0.6 image. Please upgrade your previous Dreamplug by manually upgrading Plinth to 0.6. Nick [Less]
Posted about 7 years ago
FreedomBox Halloween Hack-a-thon Saturday October 31st, 2015 The FreedomBox Foundation is hosting a Halloween hack-a-thon on Saturday October 31st at the offices of the Software Freedom Law Center from 10 am to 6 pm, near Lincoln Center in New York ... [More] City. New and existing contributors will be getting together to work on our Debian-based privacy-respecting self-hosting software suite and wireless router. Members of the FreedomBox core development team will be on hand to help new contributors get involved and to get some actual work done! We are going to be talking about: how to use a FreedomBox as a secure home router; using existing Debian packages to integrate them into FreedomBoxes; integrating in a secure decentralized social network; replacing passwords with an integrated authentication system based on PGP; We live in a world where our use of the network is mediated by organizations that often do not have our best interests at heart. To regain control of our privacy, the FreedomBox project is building an integrated suite of software that does not rely on centralized services. Of course much of this software already exists. We are hacking, tweaking, and molding it into a easy to use software suite so everyone can regain control of their privacy by running a FreedomBox at home. Bring yourselves, your ideas, your PGP keys, and your Raspberry Pis (or other device you want to try FreedomBox on!) We will bring the pizza, over-caffeinated soda, and Halloween candy. Time: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm, October 31st, 2015 Location: Software Freedom Law Center, 1995 Broadway, 17th Floor, New York, NY Email us at hackathon at freedomboxfoundation.org to let us know you are coming so we can be sure to order enough food and caffeine email. [Less]
Posted about 7 years ago
FreedomBox 0.6 Presentation October 19, 2015 Sunil is doing a presentation at the Software Freedom Law Center's annual conference on October 30th. He will be showing off the forth coming 0.6 release. (Look for the 0.6 release any day now) The ... [More] Conference is at the Columbia Law School on Friday October 30th. Sunil's presentation will start at around 2:45 pm. The Conference is free. You can find out more information about it at the Software Freedom Law Center's website [Less]
Posted over 7 years ago
Freedombox 0.5 Released! August 7, 2015 We are pleased to announce that FreedomBox version 0.5 has been released! This release comes 7 months after the previous, 0.3 release. The FreedomBox version 0.5 is available here: ... [More] http://ftp.skolelinux.org/pub/freedombox/0.5/ Before using, you should verify the image's signature, see https://wiki.debian.org/FreedomBox/Download for further instructions: $ gpg --keyserver hkp://pool.sks-keyservers.net --recv-keys 0x36C361440C9BC971 $ gpg --fingerprint 0x36C361440C9BC971 pub 4096R/0C9BC971 2011-11-12 Key fingerprint = BCBE BD57 A11F 70B2 3782 BC57 36C3 6144 0C9B C971 uid Sunil Mohan Adapa sub 4096R/4C1D4B57 2011-11-12 $ gpg --verify freedombox-unstable_2015-08-06_raspberry-armel-card.tar.bz2.sig freedombox-unstable_2015-08-06_raspberry-armel-card.tar.bz2 (Replace the file names with the version you download.) Thanks to all who helped put this release together. More information on this release is available on the wiki: https://wiki.debian.org/FreedomBox/ReleaseNotes Major FreedomBox 0.5 Changes: New targets: CubieTruck, i386, amd64 New apps in Plinth: Transmission, Dynamic DNS, Mumble, ikiwiki, Deluge, Roundcube, Privoxy NetworkManager handles network configuration and can be manipulated through Plinth. Software Upgrades (unattended-upgrades) module can upgrade the system, and enable automatic upgrades. Plinth is now capable of installing ejabberd, jwchat, and privoxy, so they are not included in image but can be installed when needed. User authentication through LDAP for SSH, XMPP (ejabberd), and ikiwiki. Unit test suite is automatically run on Plinth upstream. This helps us catch at least some code errors before they are discovered by users! New, simpler look for Plinth. Performance improvements for Plinth. Please feel free to join us to discuss this release on the mailing list, IRC, or on the monthly progress calls: List: http://lists.alioth.debian.org/pipermail/freedombox-discuss/ IRC: irc://irc.debian.org/freedombox Calls: https://wiki.debian.org/FreedomBox/ProgressCalls [Less]
Posted almost 8 years ago
FreedomBox v0.3 Released! January 21, 2015 Hi folks, I'm proud to announce that FreedomBox version 0.3 has been released! This release comes ten months after the previous, 0.2 release. The FreedomBox version 0.3 is available here: ... [More] http://ftp.skolelinux.org/pub/freedombox/0.3/ Before using, you should verify the image's signature, see https://wiki.debian.org/FreedomBox/Download for further instructions: $ gpg --keyserver hkp://pool.sks-keyservers.net --recv-keys 0x36C361440C9BC971 $ gpg --fingerprint 0x36C361440C9BC971 pub 4096R/0C9BC971 2011-11-12 Key fingerprint = BCBE BD57 A11F 70B2 3782 BC57 36C3 6144 0C9B C971 uid Sunil Mohan Adapa sub 4096R/4C1D4B57 2011-11-12 $ gpg --verify freedombox-unstable_2015-01-15_beaglebone-armhf-card.tar.bz2.sig freedombox-unstable_2015-01-15_beaglebone-armhf-card.tar.bz2 (Replace the file names with the version you download.) Thanks to the many folks who helped put this release together and especially Sunil and Petter who are regularly building and publishing updated images. More information on this release is available on the wiki: https://wiki.debian.org/FreedomBox/ReleaseNotes Major FreedomBox 0.3 Changes: Add BeagleBone support. We now have images for BeagleBone, RaspberryPi, VirtualBox i386/amd64, and DreamPlug. Ability to enable and use Tor Hidden Services. Works with Ejabberd/JWChat and ownCloud services. Enable Tor obfsproxy with scramblesuit. Drop well-known root password (an account with sudo capabilities still exists for now but will be removed soon). Switch to unstable as suite of choice for easier development. Newer images are built with systemd by default (due to Debian change). Install and operate firewall automatically (uses firewalld). Major restructuring of Plinth UI using Python3, Django web development framework and Bootstrap3. Code quality is much better and UI is more polished. Introduced packaging framework in Plinth UI for on-demand application installation. Documentation updates. Many bug fixes and cleanups. Unfortunately, some known issues do exist: ownCloud requires removing /etc/owncloud/config.php after installation for Plinth to enable it properly. However, other known issues have already been fixed upstream: etckeeper commit doesn't work during first-run. Wi-Fi AP isn't automatically available on Dreamplug. The interface needs to be created manually. Please discuss, test, and enjoy. Please also join us on the mailing list, IRC, or on the monthly progress calls: List: http://lists.alioth.debian.org/pipermail/freedombox-discuss/ IRC: irc://irc.debian.org/freedombox Calls: https://wiki.debian.org/FreedomBox/ProgressCalls Happy hacking, Nick [Less]