[Grok-dev] grokdeploy tool idea

Martijn Faassen faassen at startifact.com
Tue Jun 3 08:36:58 EDT 2008

Hi there,

Tim Terlegård just mentioned that the google app engine has a really 
easy way to deploy your locally developed code to its server, and that 
it'd be cool if Grok had something like that too.

So, let's imagine a tool called 'grokdeploy'. grokdeploy can take a grok 
project and deploy it to a WSGI compliant server. It does this by baking 
an egg from the current project, and transfers it along with some config 
files (buildout.cfg? paste config files?) to a WSGI compliant server, 
and installs it into that server. It is driven by either commandline 
arguments or some config file. The grokdeploy config file could be 
placed in the current directory, along the lines of, along the lines of 
buildout.cfg, and found automatically.

So, given a grok project, you could do the following in its project 

   $ cd myproject
   $ bin/grokdeploy
   Deploying application
   Baking egg..
   Uploading to http://www.example.com/...
   Done! Application is running on:

You'd typically only want to run this from a tag, of course, if you're 
wise. :)

Ideas? Comments? Volunteers to implement all this?



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