Tales of software craftsmanship

Tales of software craftsmanship

Calamares 2.0 is out

The Calamares team is proud to announce the immediate availability of Calamares 2.0, a major release that brings countless new features and improvements over the 1.1 series. Calamares is a distribution-independent system installer. After almost five months of intense development since the last maintenance release, Calamares 2.0 is a user ready product.

Highlights of this release include:

  • thoroughly rewritten partitioning feature, now based on KPMcore (the same library used by KDE Partition Manager);
  • overhauled modules system, allowing for much more flexibility in configuring and arranging views and jobs;
  • support for post-install mode, which turns Calamares into a first run configuration tool;
  • improvements in many modules, including locale, bootloader and displaymanager.

Get it from our release announcement or find it soon as the system installer in one of our downstreams.


  • Reply Sandra |

    does it finally support f2fs-filesystem? i’m really waiting for this. on Manjaro there is calamares and thus as installer and only thus can handle it wich makes it impossible to use calamares at all 🙁

    otherwise great work! i love the idea of calamares and it makes things easier for distros 🙂

  • Reply Nikolay |

    Congratulations with 2.0.
    I am a little bit newbie with Calamares, so my question may be silly.
    After creating a testing ISO with Calamares 2.0, I cannot find an option to switch from non-latin layout to latin for user/password options.
    Have I missed something or it is in “TODO” list?

    • Reply Teo |

      Not sure I understand. You would like to use a non-latin layout as the system layout and a latin one for the username and password?

      • Reply Nikolay |

        Yes, for example, when I choose cyrillic keyboard layout, I cannot switch back to latin one for user/password options. May be I have missed it? Usually shortcuts like “Alt+Shift” or buttons are used for it in installers.

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