First, minimal test ISO is uploaded for the April stable ISO release. Plan is to still release in about 10 days.
As always, early test ISOs are minimal, very few apps, just a web-browser, file manager, text editor, GUI package manager. The non-free nvidia drivers are included since they are a big part of what needs testing. This ISO is mostly about a huge amount of updates, starting with a new toolchain.
Calamares has started to support more QML modules, included on this ISO are QML versions of the welcome & locale page, if you would like to see them (not fully functional yet), edit settings.conf:
And set line 89 from welcome to welcomeq, line 92 from locale to localeq.
Plan is to have Frameworks 5.69.0, KDE Applications 20.4.0, Plasma 5.18.4 and Linux 5.6.x on the final ISO.
The ISO is using packages from the build repo, but that repo is not enabled, so if you decide to install, make sure to add the build epo to your pacman.conf.
Debug packages for Calamares are part of all ISOs, run Calamares with gdb if you encounter errors.
provide the installation log, if you encounter any issue at all
You can start Calamares from the Welcome app, or run it with:
sudo calamares -d
The install log will be created in the home directory of the Live user, see
~/installation.log. It is available after the install in the target system in
If run from cli, make sure to pastebin the full output, since no installation.log will be copied then, though that log is more complete.
On this ISO you will find:
KDE Applications 20.03.90
Octopi 0.9.0 with sysinfo & cachecleaner tool
- Virtualbox in VMSVGA graphical mode will not scale the guest display. Either run in (older) VBoxSVGA or as root (sudo will not work, actually use
su to become root):
/usr/bin/VBoxClient --vmsvga, seems fixed in Live mode, not yet on installed system