First, minimal test ISO is uploaded for the September stable ISO release. Plan is to release in about a week.
Unfortunately, kernel can not move with this ISO, 5.7 is the latest kernel for which AUFS patches are available. ISO creation is not possible without AUFS for KaOS (a move to overlayfs will take months of testing). Upstream AUFS maintainer mentioned in June to take a few months of, so hopefully later this month or by October AUFS development will pick up again.
There are again major changes in Calamares, so help is needed to test installs on as much hardware as possible. More QML modules are in use now, major one is the the localeq module with a true map.
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.
Plan is to have Frameworks 5.74.0, KDE Applications 20.8.1, Plasma 5.19.5 and Linux 5.7.19 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 repo 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 20.08.1
Octopi 0.9.0 with sysinfo & cachecleaner tool
*No known issues at this time