[Distutils] [Buildout] Download API and extends caching - please review

Jim Fulton jim at zope.com
Wed Jun 24 19:38:39 CEST 2009

On Jun 24, 2009, at 1:04 PM, Thomas Lotze wrote:

> Thomas Lotze wrote:
>> As discussed before on this list, I've been working on an internal
>> download API for zc.buildout that takes care of handling the download
>> cache, offline mode, MD5 checks etc and is used for fetching  
>> configuration
>> files (as specified by the buildout:extends option). I consider the
>> feature finished and I'd be grateful if someone could review it  
>> before it
>> gets merged to the trunk. The branch I've been developing this on is
>> <svn://svn.zope.org/repos/main/zc.buildout/branches/tlotze-download-api 
>> >.
> Since I wrote that message, I've been working on using the download  
> API in
> zc.recipe.cmmi. The recipe is now able to perform MD5 checksum
> verification on downloaded source archives and patches and I've used  
> this
> opportunity of seeing the new download code in action to improve it
> further.
> I'd like to ask again for a code review of both projects' feature  
> branches
> (the recipe's being at
> <svn://svn.zope.org/repos/main/zc.buildout/branches/tlotze-download-api 
> >)
> before merging them to the respective trunks. Jim, as you've  
> responded to
> questions on the subject before, would you be willing and find some  
> time
> to have a look at the code?



Jim Fulton
Zope Corporation

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