OpenMandriva will use a new installer: it's Calamares!

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OpenMandriva will use a new installer: it's Calamares!

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OpenMandriva is considering to use a new installer for its next release: it's Calamares!

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https://forums.openmandriva.org/en/disc ... -installer
There is a distribution independent installer framework, called Calamares, which is already so good as usable.
It support UEFI (in KaOS), locales, automatic partitioning and it might be possible, to add OpenLMI Support to it.

Modules can get written in C++ and/or Python.

Calamares use Qt 5 and Kevin Kofler from Fedora already add and maintain the support for rpm5 packages.
from the latest msg of TPG, it seems he made great progress
https://forums.openmandriva.org/en/disc ... mment_4086

it's already possible to install openmandriva with Calamares,

still to do:
adding the advertisements diplaying when installation is in progress, and it's all done

if you want to try and test Calamares with the current cooker, now you can:
[16:54] <_TPG> cooker isos are using calamares as default installer
[16:54] <_TPG> https://abf.io/platforms/cooker/product ... lists/9519
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Re: OpenMandriva will use a new installer: it's Calamares!

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lat minute News, from my current IRC chat with TPG:
[12:08] <_TPG> I've managed yesterday to add advertisements diplaying when files are copied
[12:08] <_TPG> so calamares is almost complete
[12:09] <_TPG> I'm thinking to add a module that will ask user whether he want to install non-free media and non-free software at the end of installation
[12:10] <NicCo> ok, I agree!
[12:11] <utente> and restricted repos too!
[12:11] <_TPG> yes
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EOL Kernels > Linux 3.19.8-nrjQL <<< Linux 3.17.8-nrjQL <<< Linux 3.15.10-nrjQL

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Re: OpenMandriva will use a new installer: it's Calamares!

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You can try Calamares in latest ISOs, here:
https://abf.io/platforms/cooker/products/124
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--- currently I'm playing with ---
LTS Kernels > Linux 4.1.12-nrjQL <<< Linux 3.18.17-nrjQL <<< Linux 3.14.46-nrjQL
EOL Kernels > Linux 3.19.8-nrjQL <<< Linux 3.17.8-nrjQL <<< Linux 3.15.10-nrjQL

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