Calamares 3.1.13 is out

The Calamares team is happy to announce the immediate availability of Calamares 3.1.13, an incremental friday-the-13th update 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 3.1.13 is an incremental update in the 3.1 series, which has seen no major bugs reported since 3.1.12 ten weeks ago. Distributions that use the GeoIP feature of Calamares are strongly recommended to update to Calamares 3.1.13.

  • The GeoIP service provided by FreeGeoIP.net is closing down and a different API is being offered, including a free (gratis) service tier. Distributions that use the GeoIP feature of Calamares and have it configured to use the FreeGeoIP service, will need to modify their Calamares configurations.
  • Calamares now supports three forms of GeoIP data:
    • legacy behaves as before, in appending /json/ to the configured URL and reading JSON-style data.
    • json does not modify the URL, and reads JSON-style data.
    • xml does not modify the URL, and reads XML-style data. The formats are more extensively documented in the locale.conf configuration file. XML style data may be obtained from geoip.ubuntu.com (although it would be impolite to use that source unless your distro is an Ubuntu derivative).

Minor improvements in this release are:

  • PlasmaLNF module now searches in more places for the screenshots of the Plasma themes.
  • There are more configuration options; existing configurations should continue to work unchanged.

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

Written on April 13, 2018