Calamares 3.2.32 released

This is a quick short-cycle release in the 3.2 series. The new swapfile support was causing occasional problems on ArcoLinux, and this has been resolved by being smarter about creating the swapfile. There is a handful of bugfixes and some improved error-reporting. Also, a new translation to Friulian has appeared. Benvignûts! Some features originally planned for 3.2.32 have been bumped to the next short-cycle release, expected in a week or two.

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):

  • Fabian Tomat
  • Gaël PORTAY

Core

  • When doing GeoIP lookups, Calamares pretends to be Firefox. This resolves an issue where the GeoIP provider was refusing QNAM connections with the default User-Agent.
  • New translation available, Friulian. Welcome!

Modules

  • The netinstall module has some tricky configuration files; it now complains about more cases of bad syntax or poor structure.
  • The partition module can now be constrained to work only with a particular kind of partition table. (thanks Gaël)
  • The partition module is a little more resilient to variations in btrfs notation from os-prober.
  • The shellprocess module now supports having a different progress message (other than “Shell Processes Job”) through the config file.

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 October 16, 2020