Calamares 3.2.26 released

The Calamares team is happy to announce the immediate availability of Calamares 3.2.26, a bugfixes-and-features release. This is a tidy short-cycle release, with major features landing in the tracking module.

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
  • Gaël PORTAY
  • Pablo Ovelleiro Corral (new contributor, welcome!)
  • Philip Müller

Core

  • The default branch for Calamares source repositories (calamares and calamares-extensions) is now calamares.
  • External modules can now be built again, outside of the Calamares source and build-tree.
  • The repository calamares-tools has been removed. The idea behind the tooling was to provide schema validation for Calamares configuration files. This has been merged into the primary repository, where it is now part of the test suite.

Modules

  • locale put some more places into the correct timezone visually; for instance Norfolk Island gave up UTC+11.5 in 2015 and is now UTC+11, but Calamares still showed it in a zone separate from UTC+11.
  • localeq can now properly switch between on & offline mode, it detects internet status through js.
  • packages gained support for the Void Linux package manager, xbps. (thanks Pablo)
  • tracking now supports kuserfeedback configuration.
  • welcomeq added the GEOIP configuration option, so locale can be initially set according to IP address.

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 June 18, 2020