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

Jim Fulton jim at zope.com
Sun Jan 28 16:38:58 EST 2007

Ian Bicking wrote:
> Martin Aspeli wrote:
>> whit wrote:
>>> actually, in my current workplace, workingenv is the standard way to 
>>> set up one's dev environment.  but in the context of the previous 
>>> statement, familar is perhaps a better word.
>> I'm still not clear how widely used workingenv is? Is it "officially 
>> endorsed" anywhere else?
> It steps more lightly than buildout does. 

What does that mean?

> It's also mostly equivalent 
> in mechanism to virtual-python, which is used quite widely.  Both use 
> setuptools conventions more closely than buildout does.  It would be 
> nice if I could say "then you get access to all the setuptools-related 
> management tools", except there are almost none :(  But if they *did* 
> exist you'd get access to them ;)

I suggest that workingenv and buildout are both such tools.

> Build stuff seems surprisingly contentious.  The debate around 
> setuptools itself has always been far more difficult than it should be; 
> there's a lot of stop energy.  So the Python community as a whole is 
> moving very slowly on this stuff.

I suggest that, other than contention, this is somewhat healthy.
People with different goals will often need different tools and
make different tradeoffs.


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