Manjaro 0.9-pre1 Released, Uses Calamares Installer
Written by Michael Larabel in Arch Linux on 18 January 2015 at 09:32 AM EST. Add A Comment
The first development release for version 0.9 of Manjaro, the popular Arch-based Linux distribution, is now available.

Prominent for Manjaro 0.9.0-pre1 is the introduction of the new Calamares graphical installer framework. Calamares is a new installer framework developed in conjunction with Netrunner and KaOS developers while various other distribution developers have started contributing to the project too. Calamares is written in Python 3 and uses Qt5 as its GUI tool-kit. Calamares is fully modular so each distribution can utilize whatever components it wants and adapt the installer framework to its own needs.

The Manjaro 0.9 series also updates to Arch's Pacman 4.2 series, currently uses the Linux 3.18 kernel, and the Xfce edition is riding off the current Xfce 4.11 packages.

More details on the forthcoming Manjaro 0.9 series and Calamares can be found via the Manjaro Xfce 0.9.0-pre1 announcement.
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