First, minimal test ISO is uploaded for the June stable ISO release.
New ISO is really needed, the changes are very big since the last stable. As a user, the most notably will be the move to Plasma 5.25.
But this ISO also is the first to use the 3.3 branch of Calamares, testing will be needed to see if it is ready to be used, or if there is a need to go back to the 3.2 stable branch.
Because all is based on a new toolchain, there can be unexpected bugs for ISO creation. One already found is with the use of virtualbox, it is not stable in combination with a Wayland session.
Plasma 5.25 changed a lot in how the users settings are applied, this results in the default theme, Midna, not fully working yet. Issues with non-existing right click menu on desktop, meta key not working.
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 5.93.0, KDE Applications 22.04.2, Plasma 5.25.x and Linux 5.17.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 22.04.2
Calamares 3.3 Beta
Octopi 0.13.0 with sysinfo & cachecleaner tool
- Unstable Virtualbox with a Wayland session
- Midna theme not fully working