First, minimal test ISO is uploaded for the November stable ISO release. Plan is to release in about a week to ten days.
Kernel has moved this time, some experimental AUFS patches do work for the 5.8 branch (5.9 is not working yet, thus not moving to the latest).
Calamares has the option added to use a swap file instead of a swap partition, this has not been tested yet on KaOS, so some help with that will be appreciated.
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 5.76.0, KDE Applications 20.8.3, Plasma 5.20.3 and Linux 5.8.18 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 20.08.3
Octopi 0.9.0 with sysinfo & cachecleaner tool
*The keyboardq module fails in Calamares, so for this first ISO, the old, keyboard module is enabled