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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:

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 Caixa Mágica versions 12, 14 and 15 shared the Mandriva framework (Installer and Configurator and core RPMs). It was not entirely the same code since we were committed to core technologies that were not in Mandriva roadmap like Apt,.... Read the LetterToTheCommunity about the moving to Mandriva (portuguese).

From Caixa Mágica 16 onwards we decided to move to a Debian core distribution, using mainly Ubuntu as the package base.

Although there are several payed developers in the development process, Caixa Mágica has always been 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:


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 our SVN (subversion) repository;
  • Packages updated in our SVN (subversion) repository, or sent as contributions via Contribware are automaticaly 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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