[Zope-dev] Re: [Plone-developers] ploneout - Or how using zc.buildout for a common Zope2 project might look like

Hanno Schlichting plone at hannosch.info
Thu Jan 18 19:14:16 EST 2007

Martijn Faassen wrote:
> Sidnei da Silva wrote:
>> On 1/18/07, Martijn Faassen <faassen at startifact.com> wrote:
>> <snip>
>>> Considering installation of Products we're in new territory anyway -
>>> they're not eggs, after all. I see in the result of ploneout that they
>>> get symlinked into the Products directory - will that work on Windows?
>> <snip>
>>> * we can say something is a develop-Product. This means that you need a
>>> Product checkout that you refer to. This checkout is somehow linked so
>>> that Zope picks it up. (similar to the way develop-eggs has links to
>>> development packages). All entries in your bundle would be such a
>>> develop product.
>> 'zope.conf' has a 'products' directive that you can use to point to
>> other 'Products' directories other than the default in the
>> INSTANCE_HOME. I believe you can add multiple 'products' directives to
>> list multiple directories. Then you don't need to do any symlink or
>> copying around.
> Great idea! We should try this. Hanno? :)

Yep, we can try that one too. I thought I remembered people reporting
bugs about the multiple Products directories at some point, but I cannot
remember where that was exactly. I only did go for the symlink approach
as that has been the way I did it on Windows, at the time I developed on
Windows (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NTFS_junction_point for some
explanation of Windows symlink support).

> I guess we can disregard most of my 'Products as eggs' mail and simply
> allowing us to point to products directories in the Zope 2 instance
> recipe. I think a good pattern would be to simply have a 'Products'
> directory directly in the buildout directory.

Shouldn't we have the same distinction between products and development
products as we have it with eggs and development eggs?

If you develop a set of products based on CMF for example, you might
want to have an unpacked tarball of the latest CMF release lying around
and have it included in the Zope instance, plus your own products that
probably come directly from a SVN checkout.

This would give us both a products and develop-products directory, which
you could both include in an instance's zope.conf.


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