[Grok-dev] buildout 1.5.x and virtualenv: grokproject improvements

Christian Klinger cklinger at novareto.de
Thu Sep 9 03:01:03 EDT 2010

Hi Martijn,

i will pick up the ball, create a branch of grokproject and see how
far i come with it. Gary offerd some suppport for it, so i am optimistic
that we can get something working...


> Hi there,
> Right now we have a bug with grokproject and buildout 1.5.x, but that is
> not what I'm talking about here. I'm talking about a future step.
> It is my understanding that buildout 1.5.x contains improvements that
> allow isolation from the system site-packages (really great, thanks
> Gary!). This would allow us to safely install Grok without instructing
> people to use virtualenv first.
> I think we should move towards releasing a new version of grokproject
> that uses this approach. We should however test first whether this
> doesn't *break* in a virtualenv, otherwise people using the old
> instructions will have difficulties.
> The ZTK still has a pin to an older version of buildout. If it's going
> to stick to buildout 1.4.x, we should be able to override this by
> requiring 1.5.x in the grok toolkit.
> If everything then works, we should then also go through our published
> installation documentation and remove the virtualenv step. It's really
> awesome we can finally dump that rather redundant step.
> Regards,
> Martijn

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