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 3.2.47 released

This is a regular short-cycle release, with new features in the partition modules and some bug-fixes elsewhere.

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Calamares Extensions 1.2.1

There is a new irregular release of Calamares Extensions. Calamares Extensions are additional modules for Calamares that do not fit in the “core” Calamares release – extra-specialised modules, OS-specific modules, and modules for unique situations.

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Calamares 3.2.46 released

This is a regular short-cycle release, with new features in the packages and partition modules and some bug-fixes elsewhere.

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