First, minimal test ISO is uploaded for the Januray stable ISO release.
As already announced a few times, this ISO is a major change, a move to Plasma 6. Plasma 6 ISO's have been tested for over a year, so not too many surprises are expected for this test cycle
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, especially the move to 545 will need attention from those who have the hardware to test this driver.
Plan is to have Frameworks 5.248.0, KDE Applications 24.01 RC, Plasma 6 RC and Linux 6.6.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 24.01.90
Octopi 0.15.0 with sysinfo & cachecleaner tool
- The bottom progress-bar in Calamares reacts to mouse clicks & opens a virtualkeyboard (narrow)