Calamares 3.2.9 released

The Calamares team is happy to announce the availability of Calamares 3.2.9, yet another update in the features-and-functionality series of Calamares 3.2.x. This is a short-cycle feature-and-bugfix 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):

  • Kevin Kofler

Core

No user- or deployer-visible changes. Bugfixing as usual, see the milestone for details.

Modules

  • branding now supports os-release variables in the strings section, which allows re-using (at runtime) information set in /etc/os-release . This requires KDE Frameworks 5.58. #1150
  • branding allows the use of FreeDesktop.org icon names for the productLogo and productIcon keys. If a file is named there, then the file is used, and otherwise the icon is looked up in the current theme. #1160
  • packages On Arch, with the pacman package manager, avoid a hang during system update. #1154
  • welcome allows a custom image path or icon name to be set for the language-selection drop-down (instead of the international standard one).

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. Work towards the next release continues.

Written on June 3, 2019