placeholder image 1What is Calamares

Calamares is an installer framework. By design it is very customizable, in order to satisfy a wide variety of needs and use cases. Calamares aims to be easy, usable & beautiful while remaining independent of any particular Linux distribution.

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placeholder image 2Knowledge Base

The Guide linked above has documentation for end-users, the wiki is mostly for distro developers. The developer’s guide contains information on building Calamares, on its design, and localization.

Wiki

Calamares look

Since Calamares is designed to be customized, themed and branded by individual distributions, it can look very different when used by specific distributions. A separate extensions package contains examples and custom modules.

Extensions

Latest News:

Calamares 3.3.4 released

In this release, process jobmodules – a particular kind of module recognizable by type: job and interface: process in the descriptor file – undergo a large change to resemble shellprocess more.

Users of process jobmodules are encouraged to double-check the Functionality of those modules in this release.

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Calamares 3.3.3 released

This release is primarily to fix a runtime error that shows up in particular build configurations. With KDE Plasma 6 megarelease imminent, some KDE Plasma-related modules have been ported.

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Calamares 3.3.2 released

Calamares 3.3.2 brings better Qt6 compatibility, Ubuntu compatibility, new options in disk encryption, and some bug fixes.

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