I'm sure this has been proposed a thousand times b4. Product
management/download/installation really should be integrated into ZMI, kinda like what
apt-get does now.
All products is already sitting on a central repository (zope.org), all that's needed
is a front-end and a standard packaging policy.
There's probably good reason that there's still no TTW product management in Zope
(complexity, I assume). But how about switching Zope's Python runtime to ActiveState
distro? ActiveState already has PyPPM for package management, why not customize it for
Zope? Create an additional ZopePPM that queries the zope.org repository for packages,
while leaving PyPPM for installing Python runtime libraries.
Ideally, if u use ZopePPM to install something like MySQLDA, it'll resolve the
dependancies and invoke PyPPM automatically to install addtional Python runtime
libraries in the correct locations. No more Python runtime lirary installation hell!!
Just a thought. How u guys would consider the possibility.
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