[Zope] RE: Zope X3 3.0.0 alpha 1 released

Tim Peters tim at zope.com
Wed May 19 10:20:33 EDT 2004

[Stephan Richter, announces the first alpha of Zope X3 3.0.0, at

In addition to the tarball, there's also a basic Windows installer on that


It was tested on Win XP Pro, but should work on all modern Windows flavors.
Here are instructions for using it, as modifications to the Unixish
instructions.  I'll assume you installed Python 2.3.3 or 2.3.4 in \Python23
(that's the default for Python):

>   - Unpack the release using::
>       tar xozf ZopeX3-3.0.0a1.tgz
>   - Enter the new, unpacked directory and configure it::
>       ./configure --prefix=zope
>     You might also need the '--with-python=<Python executable>', if your
>     Python is not in a standard path.
>   - Execute 'make' and 'make install'.

Skip the above.  Run the installer instead.

>   - Enter the 'zope' directory and create an instance::
>       bin/mkzopeinstance -d<instance dir> -u<username>:<password>

Similar, except cd to \Python23\Scripts instead, and enter

    ..\python mkzopeinstance -d<instance dir> -u<username>:<password>

>   - Enter the instance directory and try to run zope using 'bin/runzope'.

"The instance directory" is what you gave as the -d argument to
mkzopeinstance.  cd to that, and enter

    \Python23\python bin\runzope

Note that an uninstaller entry (under the Add/Remove Programs control panel
applet) for Zope X3 3.0.0a1 is also created by the installer.

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