[Setup] difference between 'buildout' and the XP Installer

Dale DeWitt dewittdale at gmail.com
Wed Jun 11 13:30:04 UTC 2008

Check out http://rhodesmill.org/brandon/buildout/ for an overview of what
buildout is.  Though it's viewed from linux it will give you the scoop.  Do
your homework if you want to play in windows.  I'll try to find more on
windows when I have time.   

LKB wrote:
> So the Windows XP installer is NOT the "Unified Installer"??
> I am testing a locally installed copy of Plone to see if it will work for
> what my team is trying to achieve. It is a prototype. But if I were to
> implement a 'real installation' of the product, I would I suppose work
> with IT to get it installed with buildout. 
> But I still don't understand what buildout is or does that MAKES IT the
> preferred method. Again, what am I gettin' by doing it this way, and why
> does it matter?
> Please?

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