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Welcome to the home of Caixa Mágica Linux development.

If you're looking for the main Caixa Mágica website you can find it here.

The process consists of:

  • Caixa Magica Packages development & building
  • Installer / Configurator development
  • Upstream projects packaging - check Contribware

Since 2000 and until CM 11, Caixa Mágica had developed the installer / configurator (lucas/licas/xLucas/xLicas) from scratch and shared the base with SuSE.

The new versions share Mandriva framework (Installer and Configurator and core RPMs). It is not entirely the same code since we are committed to core technologies that are not in Mandriva roadmap like Apt,.... Read the LetterToTheCommunity about the moving to Mandriva (portuguese).

Although there are several CM payed developers in the development process but it has always being open to contributions.

Development process

Caixa Mágica DEB based development process - Medium size
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There are three mais sources for the Caixa Mágica Linux Distribution:

  • Upstream repositories - Ubuntu, Debian, Mint, etc.;
  • Our own SVN (subversion) repository;
  • Unnoficial contributions made through Contribware


The build system has two main steps:

  • Check the sources for updates, and either places the updates on the testing repository directly, or sends the sources to the build farm for compilation;
  • Packages updated in our SVN (subversion) repository, or sent as contibutions via Contribware are built on our BuildFarm.


Packages either directly from upstream, or built in our BuildFarm are added to the testing repositories, and after testing are moved to the final, publicly available repository

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