Calamares 3.0 is out

The Calamares team is happy to announce the immediate availability of Calamares 3.0, a feature release which brings many improvements over the 2.4 series, as well as some new features.

Calamares is a distribution-independent system installer, with an advanced partitioning feature for both manual and automated partitioning operations. It is the first installer with an automated “Replace Partition” option, which makes it easy to reuse a partition over and over for distribution testing. Calamares is designed to be customizable by distribution maintainers without need for cumbersome patching, thanks to third party branding and external modules support.

Calamares 3.0 includes countless fixes and improvements to the core application and to the modules, as well as an all new PythonQt-based module interface. The PythonQt interface is optional, and allows module developers to create view modules in Python with Qt.

To build Calamares 3.0 with PythonQt support, the -DWITH_PYTHONQT=ON parameter must be passed to the cmake call. PythonQt 3.1 or later (built against Qt 5 and Python 3) is required.

This release also comes with a thoroughly documented dummypythonqt module, as an example on how to develop PythonQt Calamares modules.

Calamares 3.0 drops support for KPMcore 2. KPMcore 3.0.2 or later is required.

If you experience an issue with Calamares, please tell us all about it on the Calamares issue tracker.

Download: calamares-3.0.tar.gz

MD5: e9e10751265f5bb39ca2ad3c5b65b17e

SHA1: 4b47ae934d6808937fc4c914cb26136f31be5bf1

Written on January 20, 2017