Thanks for attending our DebConf20 talk. If you missed it, you can watch the recording on our PeerTube channel.

In our talk, we called for the Debian community to help us with getting more applications into FreedomBox.

We have identified some of the low-hanging fruits in the following forum post.

You can contribute either by writing FreedomBox apps in Python or through Debian packaging.

Please boost!

Bye Coquelicot. Hello bepasty!

Coquelicot is a file-sharing app that has been kept disabled for a long time in FreedomBox while we were looking for an alternative.

bepasty is a pastebin for both text and binary files (even large ones). Text, image, audio, video and PDF documents can be previewed in the browser.

We expect bepasty to be better maintained as compared to Coquelicot.

Yesterday, we merged bepasty into the main branch and removed Coquelicot.

The Debian source package for web application has been renamed from plinth to freedombox. The binary packages were already called freedombox.

Since we are renaming the source package to "freedombox", the 20.13 release will need to go through the NEW queue. This means that this release will take longer than usual to be available in Debian repositories.

Due to a minor error with file system permissions in the latest release (v20.12), the FreedomBox process fails to start.

A patch fix release v20.12.1 will be made soon. Your FreedomBox should automatically update itself in less than a week. The web interface will be available as soon as the update is applied.

Thanks to @kopfkind for identifying and posting the issue and solution on our forum.

Link to thread on the forum:

Inviting translations for the FreedomBox project website -

Our website is now available for translation using the free software tool Weblate, the same tool already being used for the web application and the mobile app.

Go to Weblate and try translating a few strings into your language.

Read the full announcement here:

New app!

A new system app for monitoring performance has been integrated into FreedomBox.

Performance app allows you to collect, store and view information about utilization of the hardware. It uses an application called "Cockpit Performance Co-Pilot" (cockpit-pcp).

This app is available for installation at System -> Performance

Learn more about this app:

Expected to be released in FreedomBox v20.9

The Debian Salsa project of the FreedomBox web interface is renamed from Plinth to FreedomBox.

Please update your git remotes.

New FreedomBox disk images built using freedom-maker will have the freedombox Debian package installed from buster-backports by default.

This can be disabled by passing the '--disable-backports' option to the freedommaker command.

freedom-maker v0.27 includes this change.


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