FreedomBox 24.8 released

FreedomBox 24.8 has been released and uploaded to Debian unstable. Typically, the freedombox package will migrate to testing in 2 days, and then can be uploaded to stable-backports.


  • gitweb: Fix an issue when cloning existing repository
  • ttrss: Improve backup and restore of the database
  • ttrss: Include dbconfig configuration file in backup
  • zoph: Include dbconfig configuration file in backup

Other Changes:

  • action_utils: Add generic utils for managing podman containers
  • actions: Don’t repeat action traceback in stderr
  • diagnostics: Don’t store list of app objects with results
  • locale: Update translations for Albanian, Chinese (Simplified), Dutch, French, German, Norwegian Bokmål, Spanish, Turkish
  • network: Skip bridge interfaces in connections list
  • nextcloud: Add new app based on podman container
    • Note: The Nextcloud app is currently disabled (not available to install). It will be made available after there has been more testing and review.
    • Add backup/restore
    • Add option to configure the default phone region
    • Configure redis caching, create static PHP file
  • ttrss: Ensure that database is removed after uninstall
  • ttrss: tests: functional: Uninstall during backup/restore test
  • upgrades: Re-enable unattended-upgrade during dist-upgrade
  • zoph: Re-add a safety check when reading the setup state of the app

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

  • Allan Nordhøy
  • Benedek Nagy
  • Besnik Bleta
  • Burak Yavuz
  • gallegonovato
  • ikmaak
  • James Valleroy
  • Johannes Keyser
  • John Doe
  • Sunil Mohan Adapa
  • Veiko Aasa
  • 大王叫我来巡山

In addition, the following people contributed to the manual for this release:

  • fioddor
  • JosephSkerik
  • lifeform
  • SunilMohanAdapa

Seeing Nextcloud slowly making its way in looks great. Thanks for this and all others!