[Zope3-Users] zc.buildout with Zope 2
jim at zope.com
Fri Jan 12 06:52:26 EST 2007
Martin Aspeli wrote:
> This may not be the right place for this question, but I'm wondering if
> anyone has experience or examples using zc.buildout with Zope 2.
I don't. I'm using the immediate predecessor of zc.buildout
for zope Zope 2 projects though.
> It seems a useful solution and one that will increase in importance,
> though so far I've not yet fully grasped what it does or how I use it in
> my brief encounters with it.
buildouts are about automating application assembly and installation.
They are somewhat like make in that regard, although they tend to work
at a higher level. (In fact, our earlier buildouts were built using
A secondary benefit of zc.buildout is that it provides tools for
leveraging eggs in a much more controlled way that is allowed
by easy_install. This will be helpful to Zope 2 in the future
especially as Zope 3 is split into eggs.
> I'm wondering whether it is something I should pursue further in the
> context of Plone development (targeting primarily Zope 2.10 for now),
> but I don't know if it's even relevant to that platform or if this is
> unchartered territory.
The predecessors of zc.buildout have been used for Zope 2 applications
for several years at ZC.
BTW, if you want to learn more about zc.buildout, then a good way would
be to attend the minitutorial I'll be giving at PyCon nect month:
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