[Zope] Multi-Developer Zope Setup
Fri, 5 Jul 2002 10:02:07 +0200
On Thu, Jul 04, 2002 at 01:20:25PM -0400, Jonah Bossewitch wrote:
> Thanks for the detailed reply. I was going through these contortions you
> describe as complicated because I only want to run one Zope development
> server, instead of having all of our developers (and designers) run their
> own zopes on their own machines. At your company, is zope itself in version
No, we use Debian packages of Zope. Only additional products (+ our
external methods, i.e. /var/lib/zope/Extensions) are in CVS.
> If you add a new Product, how is it propagated to all the
> developer's local zopes?
Because our application includes a Zope product, we find it better to
use separate Zope instances for each developer -- one needs to restart
Zope after modifying a product, and preferably without interrupting the
work of others. I've heard that ZEO can also help here.
> Also, have you investigated the use of ZCVSFile (extends
> xternalFile -http://www.zope.org/Members/arielpartners/CVSFile).
I only read the description. The approach seems a bit more elegant and
simpler (i.e. less likely to break), but it supports only a small set
of objects and thus was unsuitable for our needs.
I used to think I was indecisive, but now I'm not so sure.