AL used Calamares before?


A very long time ago, before we had Nate. I originally started off by myself and had some help with the Calamares app and the very old ABIF installer from a chap named Jody (I wonder where he is these days?).

It used to be a bloody quick install too. The current installer is far superior.


Calamares was a bit of a pita and didn’t allow the freedom of selection we were looking for, that plus my lack of knowledge back then and all the dependencies pulled in by calamares while also needing a graphical environment really pushed it out of favour.

If the current installer wasn’t so large or if I had more time I’d like to refactor it to use just basics and not need dialog at all.

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