Calamares 3.1.12 is out

The Calamares team is happy to announce the immediate availability of the year 2018, and also Calamares 3.1.12, an incremental bugfix release in the 3.1 series.

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.

Calamares 3.1.12 is an incremental bugfix release in the 3.1 series, continuing the every-other-week cadence established in 2017. It fixes one reported issue and makes it easier to use Calamares in non-KDE distributions.

  • (issue) The main Calamares window had no window-manager “close” button and did not react to Alt-F4 or other mechanisms to close the window. The user would have to click on the Cancel button. This has been resolved – closing the Calamares window in other ways is possible, and asks for the same confirmation as the Cancel button.
  • The new KDE Plasma look-and-feel module added dependencies on KDE’s Plasma and Package Frameworks. Since this adds a burden on non-KDE distributions that package Calamares (e.g. using SKIP_MODULES) the build system has been reworked to better support (and report on) modules with special dependencies. The Plasma look-and-feel module will now be skipped automatically if the dependencies are not met.

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

Written on January 2, 2018