[needs-packaging] MAGIC VLSI Layout tool

Bug #185434 reported by Aanjhan Ranganathan on 2008-01-23
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Debian
Fix Released
Unknown
magic (Ubuntu)
Wishlist
Aanjhan Ranganathan

Bug Description

Upstream Homepage: http://www.opencircuitdesign.com/magic/

Description:
Magic is a venerable VLSI layout tool, written in the 1980's at Berkeley by John Ousterhout, now famous primarily for writing the scripting interpreter language Tcl. Due largely in part to its liberal Berkeley open-source license, magic has remained popular with universities and small companies. The open-source license has allowed VLSI engineers with a bent toward programming to implement clever ideas and help magic stay abreast of fabrication technology. However, it is the well thought-out core algorithms which lend to magic the greatest part of its popularity. Magic is widely cited as being the easiest tool to use for circuit layout, even for people who ultimately rely on commercial tools for their product design flow.

David Tomaschik (matir) wrote :

I'd be happy to try packaging this -- I've used magic before and wondered why it's not in Ubuntu. I don't want to assign it to myself, since it seems to be assigned to you.

Aanjhan Ranganathan (aanjhan) wrote :

A new package is uploaded here
http://mentors.debian.net/debian/pool/main/m/magic
An RFS (Request for Sponsorship) has also been sent.

Aanjhan Ranganathan (aanjhan) wrote :

License confusion exists. Check the thread http://vlsi.cornell.edu/pipermail/magic-dev/2008/000531.html

Changed in debian:
status: New → Fix Released
Leo Iannacone (l3on) wrote :

Thanks for report this bug.

Package is now in Ubuntu Precise Pangolin: http://packages.ubuntu.com/precise/magic

Changed in ubuntu:
status: In Progress → Fix Released
affects: ubuntu → magic (Ubuntu)
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