[Freedombox-discuss] FreedomBox 0.6 Released!

Nick Daly nick.m.daly at gmail.com
Sat Oct 31 14:10:17 UTC 2015


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 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:


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

$ 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 <sunil at medhas.org>
    sub   4096R/4C1D4B57 2011-11-12

$ gpg --verify

(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 0.6 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.

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