Calamares 3.2.16 released

The Calamares team is happy to announce the availability of Calamares 3.2.16, a small features-and-bugfix release in the Calamares 3.2.x series. There are mostly improvements in the users module. This is a short-cycle release.

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.

This release contains contributions from (alphabetically by first name):

  • Bill Auger

Core

  • Some obscure build scenarios which would lead to bogus module-is- misconfigured messages on startup have been resolved.

Modules

  • The explanatory messages on the users page have moved to tooltips, and placeholder text has been added to the fields. #1202
  • The bad-password messages in the users page have been improved. #1261
  • Password-checking in the users module has been substantially changed. A new key allowWeakPasswords can be used to introduce an additional checkbox to the page, which can then be used to switch off strict password checking. (Thanks to Bill Auger)
  • The icons used in password warnings on the users page have been changed to the colorful status icons (rather than the thin red X).

Feedback

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.

Written on November 1, 2019