[Zope3-Users] Re: Using svn checkout with zc packages

Stephan Richter srichter at cosmos.phy.tufts.edu
Mon Jul 30 11:19:39 EDT 2007

On Monday 30 July 2007 09:59, Jeff Shell wrote:
> Last time I checked, which I admit has been a while, buildout didn't
> provide any examples of how to transition into buildout style
> development.

I agree we are totally lacking  At the one end we push hard for people to use 
eggs -- even make the Zope 3 trunk checkout totally useless -- and on the 
other hand we are providing zero documentation on how to get started.

The common answer you will get is: Look at all the SVN packages, there are 
many examples. I think this is a horrible thing to say. Unfortunately there 
is a big push behind using egg-based development without taking care that all 
bases are covered. I think this is because most development is driven by 
customer requirements these days and not by the "academic purity" (as people 
called it) with which we started developing Zope 3. I guess this is a good 
and a bad thing.

Here are some documents that should get you started (in order I would look at 

- zc.buildout presentation slides:

- z3c.formdemo as an example of a small egg-based application:

- PEAK setuptools:

I hope this helps!

Stephan Richter
CBU Physics & Chemistry (B.S.) / Tufts Physics (Ph.D. student)
Web2k - Web Software Design, Development and Training

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