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

Martijn Faassen faassen at startifact.com
Fri Jan 19 07:08:40 EST 2007

Hanno Schlichting wrote:
> Martijn Faassen wrote:
>> 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?

Ideally perhaps, but since Products are just simple directories and 
don't really support this, we might want to skip this step for now.

> 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.

If we can make this work that would of course be nice. :)



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