February 10, 2015 at 2:33 pm #28461
There is a Distribution independent Installer-Framework, called Calamares, which already reach Version 1.0.
It get developed by a payed Developer from Bluesystems, called Teo, together with some Volunteers and use Qt5.
Calamares support UEFI (in KaOS), GPT, Locales, automatic Partitioning and a lot of Distros already use port it, like:
Chakra, KaOS, Manjaro, Netrunner, OpenMandriva/ROSA, MauiOS, Kubuntu and BBQ Linux. (There are more, who show Interest.)
Modules can get written in C++ and Python.
https://github.com/KaOSx/calamares (With UEFI Support)
PCLinuxOS, who use apt-rpm as well, think about Calamares as well:
I hope, this helps
- This topic was modified 2 years, 2 months ago by shalokshalom.
February 10, 2015 at 2:57 pm #28463
Hi and thanks for the information. I heard about it a couple of weeks ago and the work to integrate it in openmamba is already in progress. Very good news!
February 10, 2015 at 3:49 pm #28464
Just to get sure: Open Mamba use apt-rpm, correct ?
I ask, because PCLinuxOS is also interested in Calamares: http://www.pclinuxos.com/forum/index.php/topic,130695.0.html
That makes a Cooperation possible, yes ?
Basic apt-get Support is already integrated into the vanilla Calamares, just auto-remove is missing in apt-rpm, or ?
February 10, 2015 at 9:01 pm #28465
openmamba used apt-rpm a long time ago but the current package manager is smart. I think this incorrect information comes from distrowatch, does it?
As for calamares, I haven’t paid attention to what it does for packages installations yet. What I’ve seen is that it has support for uncompressing a livedvd/cd squashfs archive which is what our current (kde3 based) installation is based on. Shouldn’t even this suit our needs my idea would be to just let Calamares fill a configuration file and run the current bash based install script. Even so we will get a modern graphical interface with integrated (auto)partitioning support.
Should I need to make modifications which can be useful to the project itself I will be happy to participate or send the patches to Calamares developers.
June 11, 2015 at 11:10 am #28690
how is the status ?
June 11, 2015 at 11:54 am #28691
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