Calamares 3.2.36 released

Feb 3, 2021

First release of the year! This is more to get the ball rolling again, than for any special-new-features. There is some prep-work that has landed, that will see interesting results only much later. This release sees the first bits of work from KDE Season of KDE students land in an official release, congratulations!

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):

  • Anubhav Choudhary
  • benne-dee
  • Gaël PORTAY
  • Jonas Strassel
  • Kevin Kofler
  • Matti Hyttinen
  • Neal Gompa


  • It is now possible to hide the next and back buttons during the “exec” phase of installation. Thanks Anubhav.
  • The Calamares CI has migrated to GitHub actions. Thanks Jonas.


  • bootloader now uses the current file names for the UEFI Secure Boot shim instead of obsolete ones.
  • The mount module creates swap in its own subvolume, if btrfs is used. Thanks Matti.
  • partition includes more information about what it will do, including GPT partition types (in human-readable format, if possible). Thanks Gaël.
  • Some edge-cases with overlay filesystems have been resolved in the partition module. Thanks Gaël.
  • During the creation of filesystems and partitions, automounting is turned off (if DBus is available, and the host system supports KDE Solid automount control). This should reduce the number of failed installations if automount grabs partitions while they are being created. The code is prepared to handle other ways to control automount-behavior as well.


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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