Jim Fulton 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.

Is this internal only?

>> 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
> make.)
> 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.

Would it be helpful at the moment as well? Or are there too many rough edges
in terms of lacking egg-ification $SOFTWARE_HOMEs and $INSTANCE_HOMEs that
make it non-trivial to use this in Zope 2 projects?

> 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:
>    http://us.pycon.org/TX2007/TutorialsAM#AM7

Bit far for me to travel, but good luck :)


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