First, minimal test ISO is uploaded for the August stable ISO release. Plan is to release in a week to ten days
Besides the usual updates, biggest news for this release will be the aesthetics. Midna has been redone, meaning new SDDM, splashscreen, lockscreen, logout screen. Also new is the switch to Application Launcher menu.
Midna 2021 SDDM:
The move of Calamares modules to QML is now almost completed. The Users and Summary modules are now also in QML, leaves just 1 not ported (partitioning).
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 5.85.0, KDE Applications 21.08.0, Plasma 5.22.4 and Linux 5.13.xx 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 21.08.0
Octopi 0.11.0 with sysinfo & cachecleaner tool