First, minimal test ISO is uploaded for the February stable ISO release.
This ISO features an updated kernel again, issues were found for why updating was not possible for the January release.
Big change is the move to Plasma 5.24 (beta on this first ISO, 5.24 final is not released yet) and with it the test to move to Wayland as default. nVidia (non-free) will not run Wayland automatic yet, it will fallback to an X session.
New is also systemd (first ISO using 250, there were some earlier issues, that is why just now moving to 250 for this ISO), the toolchain is redone with all the latest commits for GCC 11 branch & Glibc 2.33 branch (included multiple CVE fixes)
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 5.91.0, KDE Applications 21.12.2, Plasma 5.24.0 and Linux 5.15.19 on the final ISO.
The ISO is using packages from the build & kde-next repo, but those repos is not enabled, so if you decide to install, make sure to add the kde-next & 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 21.12.2
Octopi 0.12.0 with sysinfo & cachecleaner tool
- No known issues at this time