Freedombox is a wonderful idea and exactly the kind of home server i wish to have: The mix of applications that help to become more independent of G’'gl & company without giving up comfort
List of things I like: Privoxy, Matrix Synapse, Syncthing, Privoxy, Radicale…
Apps I liked, how they worked: Syncthing is especially important to me. It’s easy to configure and now runs on my mobile phone, laptop and desktop. One folder for photos and another. Radicale I like too but it does not work for me until now… Matrix Synapse is working fine and the Video Calls have perfect Quality. My family is spread over different country’s and Video Calls are important. That’s a good starting point. If the Freedombox is better than the usual tools, it will spread quickly
Setup experience: Very good and easy but if things are different to standard configuration like Radicale it can be difficult
I like the user interface, the clarity, coloring and structure. Nothing to change
Things I do not like: Module memory does not show me any removable devices. I’ve already read that there is a Bug but then a hint during the setup would be good. Apps i can not choose in my distribution (like coquelicot) shut be invisible in Module Apps.
Apps that I would like to see in the future: When I started looking for alternatives, I soon came to Nextcloud. There are also images for the RaspberryPi but then I found Freedombox ;-). Nevertheless Nextcloud would be a good supplement but is certainly too extensive or too exhausting for the box?
UI elements that I missed: In the system area, easier access to the log files for the security of the server I would find good.
Feedback on a problem or for improvement: I have problems with Radicale because I can not connect to the server either with Thunderbird or with Evolution and can not copy any calendar or address books to var /lib/radicale via ssh (no permission for the directory) . I’m not sure if I need to edit the config file in etc /radicale/ or not? The app is installed, service running, diagnose everything green except ip/radicale via TCP6 but if i try to connect i get a error 503 Service Unavailable
Tahoe-LAFS wasn’t running and I made a mistake so that I do not even get on the configuration page (error 500). So my question would be whether and how to uninstall modules and reinstall…
I’m a big fan of Freedombox! But if you want the system to spread faster you have to improve the pre-configuration even more. “Normal users” like me quickly reach their limits. You all have created something great with freedombox and you are on the right track! I hope I can help you with this feedback to understand what normal users need and feel. I have learned a lot in the last 4 weeks with Freedombox. I have 9 of 11 installed apps running and working on the problems of the last 2, step by step.I am looking forward to the future versions and will do a lot of advertising for the Freedombox with my friends. My family knows my affection for open source and works beside the usual tools now also with my (much better) alternatives
all the best and thank you for the Freedombox
Greetings from Sweden, mikaelb
Debian GNU/Linux 10 (buster) and FreedomBox Version 19.1. (stable) Image downloaded from Freedombox.org, on a RaspberryPi 3b+ Firefox 68.01 Manjaro Linux 1.0