If it doesn’t rain, things dry up. Calamares 3.2.40 took
too long to get out the door, largely a consequence of
having a number of big-ticket things on the milestone
along with lots of little fiddly bits.
As a 3-months-long-release, this one has many more changes
than the short-cycle releases from earlier in the 3.2 series.
We expect to return to short-cycle – simply because that
works better. We have several new contributors who helped
to improve Calamares.
Calamares, like many Free Software projects, has been
using IRC for many years for real-time communication, for idle chit-chat and
for community-building. We now primarily use Matrix (
and secondarily the Libera.Chat IRC network (
The Freenode channel that was the chatroom of the project from its
start in 2014 is no longer controlled, operated, or monitored by
the Calamares team.
Calamares serves the needs of several dozen Linux distributions,
large and small, based on any one of the “big five” distro’s, with
whatever desktop environment users would like. Two new faces
(both Arch-derivatives) have joined the club this month, so let’s give them a bit