It has been a long time since my last blog post, but that does not mean I stopped doing Fedora-related development. Today, I would like to announce a new project of mine that I had been silently working on for a couple years already. In several cultures, it is customary to make gifts today (in the evening) or tomorrow, so you can take this as a gift for the holidays.
Kannolo is an installable graphical Fedora Remix without GTK+, based on the KDE Plasma Desktop workspace and the Calamares installer. About the name: A “torta fedora” is a Sicilian cake. A “cannolo” is a similar Sicilian sweet with a different shape. The ‘K’ stands for “KDE”.
There is currently a version based on the upstream release 25, and a version based on the upstream release 24, both with all updates up to 2016-12-23. (This is now the third ISO release of Kannolo. The first release was on 2016-12-15.) Only x86_64 images are available at this time.
A distinguishing feature of Kannolo is that it is a hybrid live and netinstall image, powered by the Calamares netinstall module, which offers a selection of recommended (selected by default) and featured optional packages (including developer-oriented packages) to install from the Internet during the installation process.