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Saturday, 3 November, 2001

We finally have our CVS server back online! We have setup two new methods for you to always have the 'bleeding edge' version of Magick if thats your thing.

First, we have setup weekly snapshots that you can download for the latest version. No guarantee of these builds actually working, as this is just what happens to be in the archive at the time the snapshot is made.

Also, we have enabled read-only CVS access for those who want to just checkout the new stuff. To use this, you must set your CVSROOT to:

No password is required. Once you have logged in (as anonymous), you may checkout the following modules:

  • Magick-I - The Magick 1.x source tree, this is not being maintained by any current Magick developers, so this will not change much, if at all.
  • Magick-II - The Magick 2.x source tree, this is the current version of Magick being maintained and developed. This is the tree all snapshots (mentioned above) are made from.
  • Support - This is where any support utilitity required to use/compile Magick is located (usually just tar.gz files).
  • Patches - Third party (and some of our own) patches for Magick, all versions.

Friday, 8 September, 2001

We are also looking for people out there to give us shells on various UNIX platforms for the sole purpose of compiling Magick II. For doing so, you WILL get your name in the credits, and included with the binary distribution of Magick II for that platform/architecture when it is released. Right now we have successfully compiled and run Magick on the following platforms (if yours is not listed and you can offer a shell for compilation ONLY, please email

Operating System



Thanks to

Solaris (SunOS)

8 (5.8)


Preston Elder




Preston Elder




Preston Elder




Preston Elder




William King

(1) To compile on FreeBSD 3.4, you need the pthreads patch for libc, or any FreeBSD build done after March 2nd 2000.

Monday, 31 July, 2000

Magick II has finally been released in BETA stage!
To compile it you will need:

  • All Platforms

    • The ACE library (compiled with threads!).

    • The ZLIB library (most unix's have it already).

  • UNIX

    • GCC v2.95 or above (NOT v2.96).

    • A threads library (pthreads is good!)

  • Windows 95/98/NT/2000

    • MS Visual C++ v6.0 or Borland C++ Builder v4.0

If you wish to test Magick II, please download it from the downloads section and sign up for the BETA team mailing list.

Wednesday, 26 January, 2000

Magick II has been released in ALPHA stage!

If you wish to test Magick II, please download it from the downloads section and sign up for the ALPHA team mailing list. Only scase installation instructions are in the docs/INSTALL file, so you will need to know a fair bit about compiling stuff.


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