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:
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 <email@example.com> 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:
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: