[Zope] Trying to install Zope2-2.12.0b2 on Windows - Progess Report

Tres Seaver tseaver at palladion.com
Fri Jul 17 20:07:16 EDT 2009

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Andreas Jung wrote:
> On 16.07.09 15:58, martin.gfeller at comit.ch wrote:
>> Dear all
>> I've managed to install it, largely thanks to the hint from Andreas Jung.
>>> I haven't got a C compiler installed - I assumed the purpose of the Zope Windows egg was that 
>>> I wouldn't need to compile? 
>> I found all the required packages on PyPI - but in two cases, the latest version didn't have a Windows egg.
>> I changed requires.txt for the two packages to require a specific version, which have a Windows egg.
>> This installed zope.security == 3.6.0 and zope.hookable == 3.4.0 without problems.
>> My Questions:
>> - Will the final Zope 2.12 egg have specific versions for its dependencies 
> We should ensure that. Thanks for pointing this out.
>> (otherwise, how do you
>>   get consistent installations)?
> Your installation won't finish since all versions are pinned.
>> - Is there an option in SetupTools that ignores versions of packages which would need to compile? This 
>>   could be very useful for Windows users, who are afraid to compile.
> We have to provide windows binaries for all related egg - our task.

Ideally we would use some of the KGS tools + something like buildbot to
automate the building of those Windows binaries:  few of the core
developers can build them easily by hand.

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