[Distutils] Platter: a virtualenv based multiwheel file format

Reinout van Rees reinout at vanrees.org
Wed Feb 18 10:49:48 CET 2015

Piotr Dobrogost schreef op 16-02-15 om 14:24:
> From https://github.com/mitsuhiko/platter/ :
> "Platter is a utility for Python that simplifies deployments on Unix servers.
>   It's a thin wrapper around pip, virtualenv and wheel and aids in creating
>   packages that can install without compiling or downloading on servers."
> Am I right in thinking this is modern counterpart of buildout?
No, it isn't buildout-like.

Buildout is extensible with recipes. This way it can write config files,
install node modules, etc.

Platter "only" has the possibility of a pre/post install script where
you can/must doe all these extra tasks.

It *might* be a replacement of buildout *for you*, but that depends on
how you use buildout.


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