[Grok-dev] Re: mars.* vs. grokcore.view, five.grok and releases

Martin Aspeli optilude at gmx.net
Sun Aug 3 13:35:42 EDT 2008

Hi Philipp,

> Makes sense, I guess, except that it still looks like it actually does 
> something up there (while it's really just a variable that you refer to 
> from other sections). It also seems to me it leads to cargo-cult 
> buildouts, like in Plone, where for no apparent reason, elementree and 
> PIL are always in that eggs option.

Actually, they (stupidly) are not depended on from anywhere (mainly 
since Products.CMFPlone isn't an egg and there's no obvious other 
package to use) so they're required, at least in the [instance] section.

> It shoudl really just be enough to specify five.grok. And maybe 
> zope.component to specify the version boundaries explicitly.

Let me play a bit more. I'll try to simplify it down again.


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