Calamares 3.2.22 released

As part of a normal short-cycle release the Calamares team is happy to announce the availability of Calamares 3.2.22, a features-and-bugfixes release. The Calamares 3.2 branch continues to be developed, but a 3.3 branch seems to be coming closer.

Calamares is a distribution-independent system installer, with an advanced partitioning feature for both manual and automated partitioning operations. Calamares is designed to be customizable by distribution maintainers without need for cumbersome patching, thanks to third party branding and external modules support.

This release contains contributions from (alphabetically by first name):

  • Anke Boersma
  • Camilo Higuita

Core

  • Both the sidebar (on the left) and the navigation buttons (along the bottom of the window) can now be configured to use the traditional widgets, to use qml, or hidden from view (hiding the navigation is not recommended unless you have a pure-QML UI to run inside Calamares). The example QML that is compiled into Calamares has been improved. To use your own QML, put files calamares-sidebar.qml or calamares-navigation.qml into the branding directory.
  • The sidebar and navigation can now be placed on any side of the main window. This is probably only useful for QML-based UIs. See branding.desc for details.

Modules

  • The welcomeq module has been improved with better layout and nicer buttons in the example QML form. (Thanks to Anke Boersma)
  • The keyboardq and localeq modules now provide some QML for configuring these parts, although they are still very primitive.
  • netinstall has had some minor layout fixes.
  • unpackfs has much more detailed progress reporting and no longer jumps around strangely in overall progress.
  • partition now correctly marks a partition as bootable in BIOS + MBR installs. #1175

Feedback

If you experience an issue with Calamares, please tell us all about it on the Calamares issue tracker. For a full change list, or the full list of issues closed with this release, please see the Calamares code repository.

Written on April 8, 2020