Nov 7 – 9, 2022
Prague, Czech Republic
Europe/Prague timezone

Installers side-by-side

Nov 7, 2022, 5:00 PM
Karlin 3 (Hilton Prague)

Karlin 3

Hilton Prague

25 Minute Talk Ubuntu Desktop


Adriaan de Groot (he / him)


The Ubuntu family is broad enough that the variants -- think of the K, L, and X flavors -- have their own particular needs and disires for their ISO images. The installer application that gets the ISO data onto a target computer is one point of variation. While Ubuquity is the uniquitous installer for Ubuntu, some variants have picked up Calamares instead.

Calamares is a distro- and desktop-agnostic installer that tries to be friends with everyone, including all the Ubuntus. This talk will go over a side-by-side installation of two Ubuntu variants with different installers, to see what we can learn from each other and how to contribute to one (or the other) of the installers.

Session author bios

Adriaan de Groot is the (previous) maintainer of Calamares, a Linux installer framework, that has been in use for seven years by dozens of Linux distributions. He's also a FreeBSD and KDE hacker, plays bass guitar poorly, and has opinions about peanut butter cookies.

Social Media @kdedude
Level of Difficulty Intermediate

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