Martin Aspeli wrote:
I've been playing with this a bit over the past couple of days, and it's
now in a state where I understand what's going on and I feel that I may
well try to use it in a real project. It still needs a bit of work
(notably, the testrunner is struggling to run tests for things in the
Products/ directory) and lots more testing, but if you're at all
interested in this, now would be a great time to get involved.
I've put up some documentation here:
To use it, you should just have to do this:
$ svn co https://svn.plone.org/svn/plone/ploneout/trunk ploneout
$ cd ploneout
$ python boostrap.py
$ ./bin/buildout -v
This is awesome, and by that I don't mean the fact that we have a plone
buildout, but that we actually have Zope 2 recipes for buildout. I hope
they can be moved to svn.zope.org for further development to benefit the
whole Zope 2 community.
I also see that workingenv was abandoned. That's very good to hear
because buildout has a lot of machinery for installing eggs already, it
would just've been duplicated with workingenv...
Depending on how svn.zope.org is feeling, that may take a while and it
uses a lot of space (since it does a full Zope 2 checkout). I would like
to explore options for using a different/common Zope 2 checkout and for
using a tarball instead of svn to get Zope 2.10 in the future.
In any case, once that's all done, you can do:
$ cd parts/instance
$ ./bin/zopectl fg
gocept's Zope 3 instance recipe actually installs a script into the
top-level bin directory, so you can do:
$ bin/instance fg
Where 'instance' is the name of the instance configuration section in
buildout.cfg. So, if you have multiple instances, you can start them all
with according scripts from 'bin'.
It'd be really cool if z2c.recipe.zope2instance would do the same. To be
frank, I think having to mess around in 'parts' sucks. I would even
argue that app data like logs, databases, etc. shouldn't be in 'parts'
either. You should be able to delete 'parts' and lose nothing
(disclaimer: this is my view, not sure how "Buildout Jim" see it ;)).
This is a bonafide Zope 2 instance, but note that the products directory
is actually ploneout/products ($INSTANCE_HOME/Products is not used),
Data.fs will be placed in ploneout/parts/filestorage (so that buildout
doesn't delete it when it wipes the instance), and various eggs are in
play found inside ploneout/eggs (those downloaded automatically by
buildout) and ploneout/develop-eggs (those originally found in
Thanks to Hanno for doing 99% of the work on all this. :)
Yeah! We all owe beers to Hanno.
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