Tales of software craftsmanship

Tales of software craftsmanship

Calamares 2.3 out now

I’ve just released Calamares 2.3, a feature release with a major focus on disk encryption support (see full release announcement).

Calamares is a distribution-agnostic system installer, with an advanced partitioning feature and support for third party branding and modules. It is used by several distributions, including Netrunner, Manjaro, Tanglu, OpenMandriva, KaOS, Chakra and many others.

Calamares 2.3 leverages the LUKS functionality Andrius Štikonas and I had previously developed for KPMcore and KDE Partition Manager, and integrates it with sensible guesswork and a usable installer UI. Calamares 2.3 also sets up early decryption from within GRUB, and resuming from suspend-to-disk with an encrypted swap partition.

Interested in deploying Calamares on your own Linux distribution? Check out the new Calamares wiki with up to date deployment advice for Calamares 2.3, or drop by #calamares on Freenode.