Dieter Maurer wrote at 2005-5-13 19:26 +0200:
> ... high Zope startup time ...
>To overcome this obstacle, we tweaked Zope and fixed Python's import
>mechanism such that Zope now starts either out of a ZIP archive
>or as a frozen application.
> ...
>In more details, we did:
>  *  implement a package for a new kind of "url"s "pypackage:"
>     for package relative access to resources.
>     The package monkey patches Python's "open", "os.listdir",
>     "os.stat" to provide transparent access to
>     "pypackage:" identified resources.
>     It currently support package relative access for
>     packages loaded from the file system, from a ZIP
>     archive and from the executable itself (i.e. frozen packages).
>     In the last case, the resources are in a separate ZIP
>     archive.
>     This package might be interesting for Python as a whole
>     as it is not Zope specific.

I have now released this part as independent Python packages
"dllimporter" and "packageresources".

You can find them via


In case, they should be included into Zope, I would give them
a dual license (my own BSD-like and ZPL).

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