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.


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.


Latest News:

Calamares 3.2.44 (and .1) released

After just a week, a short-cycle release with some fixes that are important for certain distributions, and have no effect on others. And then, after a few hours, a hot-fix release for a typo introduced as “internal code fix”. So enjoy Calamares We’ll be looking into integrating better tools to avoid typo’s in Python modules in upcoming releases.

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Calamares 3.2.43 released

This release has remarkably little user-visible change in it, unless you are looking for better translation coverage, for instance when starting Calamares in Russian and switching to Chinese. For your typing please, the keyboardq module (used by KaOS) now offers keyboard layout previews.

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Calamares 3.2.42 released

After a summer break, we return to short-cycle releases where the Calamares team does a release roughly every two weeks with the bugfixes and improvements from that time. The Calamares team is happy to release Calamares 3.2.42. The milestone remains open, but this release has bugfixes for keyboard and partitioning and new features in the welcome, summary and packagechooser modules, as well as other areas.

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