KaOS 2022.06

Calamares now uses the 3.3 branch. There are no releases with it yet, but it comes with enough improvements that it is a better fit for KaOS. The integration with KPMCore has improved, LUKS support is more robust and there is now an option to not encrypt the boot partition when encryption is chosen for the install. Some GUI improvements have been implemented too. But for most, the biggest news for this release will be Plasma 5.25. KDE Plasma 5.25 redesigns and enhances how you navigate between windows and workspaces. The Overview effect shows all of your open windows and virtual desktops. Gestures on touchpads and touchscreens put Plasma at your fingertips. The dominant colour of your background picture can be applied to all components that use the accent colour.

Clonezilla 3.0.1

ENHANCEMENTS and CHANGES from 3.0.0-26: The underlying GNU/Linux operating system was upgraded. This release is based on the Debian Sid repository (as of 2022/Jun/12). Linux kernel was updated to 5.18.5-1. Add packages ngrep, duf, duff and dfc in the live system. Add more options in boot parameters to be parsed, including: extra_pbzip2_opt, extra_lbzip2_opt, extra_plzip_opt, extra_lz4mt_opt, and extra_xz_opt. Thanks to ottokang for this request. Update live-boot as 1:20220505.drbl1, and jfbterm 0.4.7-49.drbl2 (sync the version number with that of Fedora). The option --rsyncable of zstd causes bad performance. It can be 5 times slower for v1.4.x, and worse for v1.5.2. Hence by default we do not use it, and use zstd 1.5.2 again in this release. Support more wired NIC device types of name in ocs-live-netcfg.

Manjaro Linux 21.3.0

Manjaro 21.3.0 'Ruah' released. Since we released 'Qonos' at the end of last year, our developer team worked hard to get the next release of Manjaro out there. We call it 'Ruah'. This release features the final release of Calamares 3.2. Partition module gained more support for LUKS partitions. Users module now has lists of forbidden login names and host names, to avoid settings that will mess up the install. The GNOME edition has received a major update to GNOME 42. A new global dark user interface style preference has arrived. This can be used to request that apps use a dark user interface style instead of light. The new setting can be found in the new Appearance panel in the Settings app, and is followed by most GNOME apps.