[Zope3-Users] Re: mkzopeapp to create project.package named applications?

Philipp von Weitershausen philipp at weitershausen.de
Mon Jul 9 03:12:33 EDT 2007

Jeff Kowalczyk wrote:
> Phillip, thanks for releasing mkzopeapp. I recently got started with a
> buildout-enabled zope-3 project by imitating the layout of z3c.formdemo.
> How would I use mkzopeapp to create a project.package name like
> z3c.formdemo, or is this not generally recommended for application
> packages?

Currently mkzopeapp doesn't support the creation of namespaced packages 
out of the box, but it's really easy to do this manually (see below).

>   $ mkzopeapp AcmeSite
>   Selected and implied templates:
>     mkzopeapp#zope_app  Package that contains a Zope application
>   Variables:
>     egg:      AcmeSite
>     package:  acmesite
>     project:  AcmeSite
>   Creating template zope_app
>   Creating directory ./AcmeSite
>     Recursing into +package+
>       Creating ./AcmeSite/acmesite/
>       Copying __init__.py to ./AcmeSite/acmesite/__init__.py
>       Copying configure.zcml_tmpl to ./AcmeSite/acmesite/configure.zcml
>       Copying develop.ini to ./AcmeSite/acmesite/develop.ini
>       Copying main.py_tmpl to ./AcmeSite/acmesite/main.py
>       Recursing into var
>         Creating ./AcmeSite/acmesite/var/
>         Copying README.txt to ./AcmeSite/acmesite/var/README.txt
>     Copying setup.py_tmpl to ./AcmeSite/setup.py
>   Running /usr/bin/python setup.py egg_info

To convert the 'acmesite' package into a package called 'jeff.acmesite', 
simply do:

   $ cd AcmeSite
   $ mkdir jeff
   $ mv acmesite jeff

Then create jeff/__init__.py:

   # this is a namespace package
       import pkg_resources
   except ImportError:
       import pkgutil
       __path__ = pkgutil.extend_path(__path__, __name__)

Then edit setup.py and add the following parameter:



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