First, minimal test ISO is uploaded for the March stable ISO release. Plan is to release in about a week to ten days.
Calamares has some major visual and functional changes. All navigation is now in QML, window scaling is much improved. Debug button is now only visible on hover over the left bottom corner (regular users have no use for this feature). The finished page is now a QML module too (done by KaOS, accepted upstream). This gives a much simpler final page, two options, with side by side buttons to either close the installer or restart the system, option is also added to leave some log instructions.
Once the actual install starts, the navigation buttons are now hidden/inactive
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 5.80.0, KDE Applications 20.12.3, Plasma 5.21.3 and Linux 5.11.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 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 20.12.3
Octopi 0.11.0 with sysinfo & cachecleaner tool
*None at this time