[Date Prev][Date Next] [Thread Prev][Thread Next] [Date Index] [Thread Index]

Calamares Installer on the website?

Hi all,

with the publication of the new homepage, the Calamares Installer came to my 
notice. I was not aware of that before.

Should we mention it on the website a little bit more?

I gave it a try these days, and it looks like a good alternative to our 
debian-installer, at least for some user groups (for example unexperienced
end-users or people, who are new to Debian). 
Of course, it only supports only a subset of all architectures (since we only 
have live images for i386 and amd64, at least ATM).

(Also, I have already proposed to mention the Calamares Installer in the 
release-notes for Bullseye as well, that's

I prepared a first proposal (attached).



Holger Wansing <hwansing@mailbox.org>
PGP-Fingerprint: 496A C6E8 1442 4B34 8508  3529 59F1 87CA 156E B076
diff --git a/english/CD/live/index.wml b/english/CD/live/index.wml
index fcd145815fc..c792008c4b4 100644
--- a/english/CD/live/index.wml
+++ b/english/CD/live/index.wml
@@ -11,20 +11,24 @@ from the contents of the image.
 <p><a name="choose_live"><strong>Is a live image suitable for me?</strong></a> Here are some things
 to consider that will help you decide.
 <li><b>Flavors:</b> The live images come in several "flavors"
 providing a choice of desktop environments (GNOME, KDE, LXDE, Xfce,
 Cinnamon and MATE). Many users will find these initial package
 selections suitable, installing any additional packages they need from
 the network afterwards.
 <li><b>Architecture:</b> Only images for the two most popular architectures,
 32-bit PC (i386) and 64-bit PC (amd64), are currently provided.
+<li><b>Installer:</b> Starting from Debian 10 Buster, the live images contain
+the end-user-friendly <a href="http://calamares.io";>Calamares Installer</a>, a
+distribution-independent installer framework, as alternative to our well known
+<a href="$(HOME)/devel/debian-installer">Debian-Installer</a>.
 <li><b>Size:</b> Each image is much smaller than the full set of
 DVD images, but larger than the network install media.
 <li><b>Languages:</b> The images do not contain a complete set of language
 support packages. If you need input methods, fonts and supplemental language
 packages for your language, you'll need to install these afterwards.
 <p>The following live install images are available for download:</p>
diff --git a/english/distrib/index.wml b/english/distrib/index.wml
index 5e3a1e4918f..63ec0819580 100644
--- a/english/distrib/index.wml
+++ b/english/distrib/index.wml
@@ -53,21 +53,23 @@ And, the release notes can be found <a href="../releases/stable/releasenotes">he
         <ul class="quicklist downlist">
           <li><a title="OpenStack image for 64-bit Intel and AMD Qcow2" href="https://cloud.debian.org/cdimage/openstack/current-10/debian-10-openstack-amd64.qcow2";>64-bit AMD/Intel OpenStack (Qcow2)</a></li>
           <li><a title="OpenStack image for 64-bit ARM Qcow2" href="https://cloud.debian.org/cdimage/openstack/current-10/debian-10-openstack-arm64.qcow2";>64-bit ARM OpenStack (Qcow2)</a></li>
     <h2><a href="../CD/live/">Try Debian live before installing</a></h2>
       You can try Debian by booting a live system from a CD, DVD or USB key
       without installing any files to the computer. When you are ready, you can
-      run the included installer. Provided the images meet your size, language,
+      run the included installer (starting from Debian 10 Buster, this is the
+      end-user-friendly <a href="http://calamares.io";>Calamares Installer</a>).
+      Provided the images meet your size, language,
       and package selection requirements, this method may be suitable for you.
       Read more <a href="../CD/live#choose_live">information about this method</a>
       to help you decide.
     <ul class="quicklist downlist">
       <li><a title="Download live torrents for 64-bit Intel and AMD PC"
 	     href="<live-images-url/>/amd64/bt-hybrid/">64-bit PC live torrents</a></li>
       <li><a title="Download live torrents for normal 32-bit Intel and AMD PC"
 	     href="<live-images-url/>/i386/bt-hybrid/">32-bit PC live torrents</a></li>

Reply to: