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Opened by zapper - 28/11/2017
Last edited by rachad - 14/03/2022

FS#162 - [calamares] add graphical installer with FDE support

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— I would also like to test the beta isos when they are ready through qemu. If it looks good I plan to fully install them onto my laptop. My libreboot x200.

I don’t know if I should make a separate feature for this, but xfce is a good stable desktop environment for such a choice. that and lxde.

Though lxde is going to die…

Closed by  rachad
14.03.2022 21:05
Reason for closing:  Won't implement
23/09/2019: A task closure has been requested. Reason for request: We need a lightweight, stable, secure gui. I am starting to think its better to find a different gui then calamares. :o

My bad, I forgot to put in more info on the os, I was going to say testing though.

I may still test this on my netbook at some point. So keep going if you feel like it.

g4jc commented on 22.09.2019 14:50

Looking at the list of dependencies, it seems Calamares is a bloated pig.

There are various alternatives including Debian's Installer. Though I'm not sure if we want a graphical installer in the near-term.

I think a gui would be a good idea, at least to get more people interested. That being said, if Calamares is a bloated pig, maybe there are better alternatives. If its super bloated, then maybe this should be closed for now.

PS, debian's installer is not a terrible idea, but I would look for the most stable, secure lightweight gui you can find.

If that makes sense.

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