placeholder image 1What is Calamares

Calamares is an installer framework. By design it is very customizable, in order to satisfy a wide variety of needs and use cases. Calamares aims to be easy, usable & beautiful while remaining independent of any particular Linux distribution.

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placeholder image 2Knowledge Base

The Guide linked above has documentation for end-users, the wiki is mostly for distro developers. The developer’s guide contains information on building Calamares, on its design, and localization.

Wiki

Calamares look

Since Calamares is designed to be customized, themed and branded by individual distributions, it can look very different when used by specific distributions. A separate extensions package contains examples and custom modules.

Extensions

Latest News:

Calamares 3.2.37 released

Apparently the ball is not very round this year, since this is the second release that does not add a whole lot, but let’s get it out the door anyway. It is feature-light, although users in Belarus and Greece may notice. It is so light, that for 3.2.38 we will just reuse the current milestone.

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.

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Calamares CI Extended

The CI (Continuous Integration, but also nightly builds) for Calamares has migrated to GitHub actions. This has now been extended also to the calamares-extensions repository.

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Calamares 3.2.36 released

First release of the year! This is more to get the ball rolling again, than for any special-new-features. There is some prep-work that has landed, that will see interesting results only much later. This release sees the first bits of work from KDE Season of KDE students land in an official release, congratulations!

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.

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