This season – january to april, so that’s winter-and-early-spring season for me but probably other seasons elsewhere in the world – Calamares participated in Season of KDE, which is a participate-in-KDE activity. While Calamares is not a KDE project, there is enough KDE code used by Calamares to call it KDE-adjacent, and so we tagged along.
What 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.
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.
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.
Season of KDE: Anubhav Choudhary
Calamares 18.104.22.168 released
A minor bugfix tweak release. Since this contains yet another autologin-related fix, and there is nothing large enough to justify a 3.2.40 release yet, add it to the growing tail of 3.2.39. (Reported by Joe Kamprad, #1672). Also fixes a regression from 3.2.28 in localized packages (e.g. package-LOCALE did not work).
Calamares 22.214.171.124 released
This is another hotfix release for bugs introduced with autologin. Now it is a mismatch between the configuration keys and the users module. Bug reports from Makulu Linux this time ‘round. Thank you!