FreedomBox 21.13 released

FreedomBox 21.13 has been released and uploaded to Debian unstable. Typically, it will migrate to testing in 2 days, and then can be uploaded to stable-backports.


  • avahi, samba: Use systemd sandboxing
  • components: Introduce new component - Packages
  • security: Properly handle sandbox analysis of timer units

Other Changes

  • email_server (not enabled yet):
    • Add buttons for managing aliases, domains, spam
    • Authenticate using PAM instead of LDAP
    • Delivery mail to /var/mail instead of home directory
    • Don’t use user IDs when performing lookups
    • Drop hash DB and use sqlite3 directly
    • Use Django forms and views
  • locale: Update translations for German, Swedish, Turkish, Ukrainian
  • tests: Use BaseAppTests for functional tests of most apps
  • utils: Fix ruamel.yaml deprecation warnings

The following people contributed to the git repository for this release:

  • Andrij Mizyk
  • Burak Yavuz
  • James Valleroy
  • Johannes Keyser
  • Joseph Nuthalapati
  • Michael Breidenbach
  • Sunil Mohan Adapa

A serious issue was discovered in FreedomBox 21.13, after it had migrated to testing.
Because of this issue, 21.13 will not be uploaded to stable-backports.
After the issue is fixed, the next release will be backported as usual.

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