Calamares 3.2.0 released

May 17, 2018

The Calamares team is happy to announce the availability of Calamares 3.2.0, the first iteration of the new features-and-functionality series of Calamares 3.2.x releases. This is the new series of Calamares releases following on from the stable 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.

All of the updates from the -rc series apply:

In addition:

  • UI annoyances in the partitioning module were fixed; the mount-point selector is now more obvious when no mount-point has been chosen, and the mount-point and flags are preserved when (re)editing partitions.
  • The handling of @@ROOT@@ substitution in shellprocesses was backwards; this has been fixed (the substitution is made when running in the host).
  • The user shell is no longer hard-coded to /bin/bash, but follows the default setting for useradd(8), e.g. those set in /etc/default/useradd.

Calamares now requires a sufficiently recent KPMCore. This release also includes work from Caio Jordão Carvalho, who is contributing to KPMCore and Calamares as part of the Google Summer of Code programme.

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. Work towards the next release continues.

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