Calamares Universal Linux Installer Readies for the Wayland Display Server
Numerous independently-developed GNU/Linux distributions are relying these days on the Calamares universal installer framework to provide their users with a decent, modern, and up-to-date graphical installer.
If you installed well-known distros like OpenMandriva, KDE Neon, Sabayon, KaOS, Siduction, Netrunner, Apricity OS, Chakra GNU/Linux, GeckoLinux, Pisi Linux, Tanglu Linux, or Manjaro before, chances are you already interacted with the Calamares installer.
The latest version of the installer is Calamares 3.1.1, a release that fixed a password weakness issue, and to which all the above GNU/Linux distributions should upgrade. But it looks like Calamares is getting ready for the next-generation Wayland display server, which offers improved security over X11.
“The future of graphical desktops in the Linux world is with Wayland instead of X11. This means that Calamares needs to be ready for it, too,” revealed the Calamares devs in a recent <a href="https://calamares… (read more)