[Grok-dev] Re: Making an egg bundle for Grok

Philipp von Weitershausen philipp at weitershausen.de
Sat May 17 18:57:08 EDT 2008

Martijn Faassen wrote:
> Hey,
> Thanks for all this progress, Maurits!
> Philipp von Weitershausen wrote:
> [snip]
>>> Testing on Windows would be cool too, both of the script and the
>>> recipe. :)
>> I tested at least the releasemaker script on Windows. It works nicely, 
>> though the tarball contains binary eggs, which is what we want, I 
>> suppose. I just think that the tarball's name should contain the 
>> 'win32' moniker somewhere to distinguish it from the pure-source tarball.
> Cool! We also want to tell buildout to use the win32 tarball. I think 
> that's the limit of our cross-platform ambition, so we just want support 
> to create:
> * windows binary eggs tarball
> * source tarball

Actually, why not ship *one* tarball with both source and Win32 eggs? 
With just a couple of packages that have C extensions, the additional 
space and network usage required by a slightly fatter tarball should be 

> The download recipe also needs to be able to know it's downloading on 
> windows and then somehow download the windows versions. The buildout.cfg 
> shouldn't have a different URL as a result though, as then it'd not be 
> portable. So that's a bit tricky, as now the whole URL to the eggs is 
> included. Ideas?

Right. Which is why I think just having one tarball is much easier. The 
locally running buildout would then (automatically, I think) decide 
whether to install from source or from binary.

More information about the Grok-dev mailing list