[Grok-dev] Python UK meeting and Django

Leonardo Rochael Almeida leorochael at gmail.com
Wed May 7 10:44:58 EDT 2008

Damn, I keep replying to the sender instead of to the list... Sorry Brandon.

All, read below:

On Wed, May 7, 2008 at 11:34 AM, Brandon Craig Rhodes
> <brandon at rhodesmill.org> wrote:
>> Tim Terlegård <tim.terlegard at valentinewebsystems.se> writes:
>>> You can't run easy_install in a buildout, it doesn't make much
>>> sense.  I'm not sure I understand what you mean.  You should just
>>> easy_install grokproject and use that, not easy_install grok or
>>> anything else.
>> The issue is that, because so many Grok products are willing to be
>> easy_installed these days, many novice users simply try "easy_install
>> <foo>" without even looking at any documentation.  I mean, look at
>> Reed - he just tried it with Django, whose docs don't mention
>> easy_install at all. :-)

Then, perhaps we shouldn't put the "grok" package itself on pypi or
anywhere else reachable through it? Or maybe we should put some dummy
package that, on installation (or on attempted use) would instruct the
user to Do The Right Thing (TM).

"grokproject" could then create a buildout with the proper
> "find-links" to actually find the right grok.
>> [...]

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