Calamares 3.2.33 released

Nov 9, 2020

This is a regular short-cycle release in the 3.2 series. Translations for keyboards and timezones have been improved, partition flags are preserved in the edit dialog (this is a long-standing problem with manual partitioning that was finally tracked down thanks to reports from IRC user Vinnie), and a variety of internal fixes and refactorings.

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):

  • Anke Boersma
  • Andrius Štikonas
  • Artem Grinev
  • Gaël PORTAY
  • Matti Hyttinen
  • TTran Me


  • Calamares now sets the C++ standard for compilation to C++17; this is for better compatibility and fewer warnings when building with modern KDE Frameworks and KPMcore 4.2.0.
  • Vietnamese translations have been added. Welcome! (Thanks TTran)


  • The initcpiocfg module should support plymouth with encryption now. (Thanks Matti)
  • The keyboard and keyboardq modules now share backend code and handle non-ASCII layouts better (for setting passwords and usernames). (Thanks Artem)
  • Various cleanups and documentation improvements in the partition module, and configurable GPT name for swap. (Thanks Gaël)
  • A long-standing bug related to GPT partition flags in the partition module has been resolved. #1327 #1267
  • The users module now has a more detailed way to specify user groups – which may be system groups rather than user-GIDs. A new option in each group can require that the group already exists in the target system, allowing for better consistency checks with the squashfs. #1523


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.

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