[Product-Developers] p4a.plonecalendar installation issues

Hans-Peter Locher locher.hanspeter at googlemail.com
Tue Jul 1 09:37:45 UTC 2008

Plone4Artist offers a variety of very good
addon products for Plone, with great functionality.

But the installation procedure is a nightmare.
It seems there's no way to install
p4a.plonecalendar in a buildout environment the usal way.

There are lot's of broken eggs on pypi, or eggs which declare 
dependencies to broken eggs ( like p4a.plonecalendar
requiring p4a.calendar==1.1b1 (which is a broken egg without 

At the moment there seems to be no sane way of installation other than 
using a buildout with varius develop eggs, svn checkouts, and so on, 
which shouldn't be necessary for deployment.

It would be pity, if bad packaging prohibits wider use of the products.

Best regards

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