[Freedombox-discuss] Some questions

Paul van der Vlis paul at vandervlis.nl
Sun Apr 19 10:51:47 UTC 2015

Hi Sunil,

Op 19-04-15 om 12:10 schreef Sunil Mohan:
> On 04/15/2015 06:37 PM, Paul van der Vlis wrote:
>> Hello,
>> I would like to install Freedombox and use the freedombox-setup 
>> package from Jessie, is that a good idea?
> What we have in Jessie is a very old package.  So, it is not recommended.
>> Someone gave me a Raspberry PI 2, is that hardware a good idea? I've
>> heard it needs a Linux 3.18 kernel. Can I install with 3.16 and 
>> upgrade later?  I could also buy some other hardware.
> There is no FreedomBox image built for Raspberry Pi 2 yet and no one
> reported if the original Raspberry PI's image works on it (unlikely to
> work if it needs 3.18 kernel).
> However, if you happen to get Debian running on it, then you can install
> the FreedomBox packages[1].
> For other hardware, we recommend Open Source Hardware that does not
> require proprietary firmware.  That means BeagleBone Black (has FB
> images), OLinuXino (Debian installer supports it, AFAIK) and RadxaRock
> (can install Debian with a bit of work, I am using one).

Thanks for your information, I will study the hardware specs.

>> Is there a list what the Freedombox 0.2 can do?
> This is very limited I am afraid.  Please consider 0.3, which is better,
> or trunk which is much better.  0.4 is coming soon.

Is there some list which features version 0.3 and 0.4 have?  Is it
allready usuable for some tasks?

>> Are here other people thinking about making a backport of 
>> freedombox-setup 0.3 for Jessie?
> Unfortunately, no one that I know of.  With limited resources, we are
> focusing all our efforts on unstable.

I understand. (I like backporting, but I am not a DD.)

With regards,
Paul van der Vlis.

Paul van der Vlis Linux systeembeheer, Groningen

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