[Zope-dev] Re: ploneout - Or how using zc.buildout for a common
Zope2 project might look like
jim at zope.com
Mon Jan 29 14:44:34 EST 2007
On Jan 29, 2007, at 2:03 PM, Ian Bicking wrote:
> Jim Fulton wrote:
>> Ian Bicking wrote:
>>> What I would *like* the distinction between workingenv and
>>> buildout to be is that workingenv is interactive (i.e., install
>>> with easy_install) and buildout is declarative (i.e., specify
>>> your environment with buildout.cfg).
>> Well said. I was looking for a way to bring this up in the
>> This is a key difference.
>> When you use workingenv, how to you reproduce an existing
>> workingenv? Is there something you can check in and later
>> check out to get the same workingenv? Or is this just not in
> Maybe it should be out of scope, but I have built something into
> workingenv for it. You specify a file or URL with --requirements, a
> text file of things to install. You can also indicate --find-links
> --editable in the file, as well as refer to another requirements file.
> The files look like:
> # Adds several eggs and links that aren't on PyPI:
> -f http://pylonshq.com/download/0.8.2/
> Then it will install all these packages. You might then put this at
> http://svn.myrepo.org/svn/projects/pylons_project.txt and then create
> another like:
> -r http://svn.myrepo.org/svn/projects/pylons_project.txt
> -f http://svn.myrepo.org/svn/projects/project_index.html
> -e MyProject
> This would set up the basic Pylons environment, but also add an
> version of MyProject into src/, including activating the file.
> MyProject *should* require Pylons and the other packages, seemingly
> rendering the pylons_project.txt useless, but probably *shouldn't*
> require exactly Pylons==0.8.2 because then you'd have to break that
> requirement to even test if such an exacting requirement was
> actually true.)
So this is a bit like the buildout configuration file.
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