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This IIAB XSCE content does not reflect the opinion of OLPC. These pages were created by members of a volunteer community supporting OLPC and deployments.

Internet-in-a-Box (IIAB) 6.4 became available on an experimental/rolling basis for DIY contributors in July 2017 and was released on October 5th 2017.

See our IIAB 6.4 Release Notes and 1-line install scripts.

This release contains essential modernizations for new contributors, the most important being support for Raspberry Pi's new OS (Raspbian Stretch, built on Debian 9 as first released June 17, 2017, instead of Debian 8 originally from April 26, 2015).

Likewise in the summer of 2017 we began clustering important issues, feature requests and pull requests within GitHub milestones bringing visibility very helpful for new contributors. This brings a complete changelog-like list of IIAB 6.4 accomplishments on GitHub, documenting infra-level improvements not in the release notes.

(Whereas earlier proposed features were listed in the January 17, 2017 Meeting Minutes @ http://tinyurl.com/xsceminutes (and under March 16, 2017 @ http://minutes.iiab.io))


IIAB 6.4 runs on many platforms such as Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, CentOS 7.4 and Debian 9.2 "Stretch". For most people, the easiest way to try it out is using a $35 Raspberry Pi 3 computer running the Raspbian Stretch OS, simply by running this 1-liner:

  curl download.iiab.io/6.4/rpi/load.txt | sudo bash

This can take 2 hours, including downloads. If you want it significantly faster (about 1 hour) try this smaller selection of server apps instead:

  curl download.iiab.io/6.4/rpi/load-min.txt | sudo bash

An Ethernet (live Internet) cable installed into the back of your Raspberry Pi 3 is REQUIRED during installation!

Let it rip (either above 1-line install) while noting this "from scratch" full installation instructions if you want more detail. The total time also depends on the speed of your microSD card — and how well-ventilated your Raspberry Pi 3 CPU is (its clock frequency is throttled above 80C to prevent damage; but monitor it on hot days using "vcgencmd measure_temp" if you're curious!)

While You Wait: definitely check out http://FAQ.IIAB.IO and please read the tech docs @ https://github.com/iiab/iiab/wiki

Write to bugs @ iiab.io if you find bugs, and don't be shy posting to our public forums at http://iiab.io !

IIAB 6.5 is expected next!

The prior release was IIAB 6.3, released on July 13, 2017.

The latest stable release is always posted here: https://github.com/iiab/iiab/releases/latest

Return to this IIAB 6.4 summary site anytime later, with short link: http://wiki.iiab.io/6.4