Calamares 3.2.24 released

Without much enthusiasm – fixing regressions isn’t what we like to do, and only small progress was made elsewhere – the the Calamares team announces the availability of Calamares 3.2.24, a mostly-bugfixes 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
  • Gaël PORTAY
  • Luna Jernberg
  • Philip Müller

Core

  • There is now a bash-completions script for Calamares; turn on the (CMake-time) option INSTALL_COMPLETION to get it. (Thanks Gaël)
  • The productWallpaper setting is documented and works. (Thanks Bill)
  • GlobalStorage is available to QML modules as Global.
  • The height of the navigation bar in QML can be set within the QML code for the navigation; if not set, try something sensible.
  • A regression in the requirements-checker which could block the installer from proceeding without telling the user why it was blocked, has been resolved.

Modules

  • The bootloader module can force a UEFI-based machine to boot into the newly-installed system. #1394 (Thanks Gaël)
  • partition Pop-ups about boot flags use the right flag names. #1192

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 May 11, 2020