[Distutils] alternatives to zc.buildout?
jim at zope.com
Sun Feb 10 20:14:00 CET 2008
On Feb 10, 2008, at 2:01 PM, Noah Gift wrote:
> In reference to this rather long discussion. I would love to get an
> interview or case study on buildout in the scope of package
> management for Python for the book I am co-authoring on Python For
> *nix Systems Administration. If there is an official ambassador, I
> would love to talk to that person, to make sure I do it justice.
> That particular chapter will cover eggs, virtualenv, and buildout,
> so I pretty excited about it, although is the toughest chapter in
> the book so far.
Obviously, you can work with me on this.
One thing to understand about buildout is that it is oriented toward
distributing applications vs easy_install/setuptools with is aimed
more at distributing libraries.
At ZC, we use buildout to create development environments.
We also use buildout to create self-contained source-releases and rpms
for deploying out *applications* to out deployment environments in
ways that facilitate *operation* by experienced Unix system
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