[Setup] Re: Is the coredev buildout for Plone 4 supposed to work on Windows?

Martin Aspeli optilude+lists at gmail.com
Thu Oct 22 12:51:20 UTC 2009

Karl Johan Kleist wrote:
> I've just been told on #zope that since the coredev Plone 4 buildout uses
> Zope from svn, it must be built (and not with any C compiler, but the one
> that built Python).

If you look at http://plone.org/docuemtation/tutorial/buildout, it tells 
you how to install mingw32 on Windows and configure it for distutils. 
That should make the build work.

> One should be able to pre-install Zope using the Windows installer, and tell
> buildout to use it. However, no Windows installer seems to exist for Zope
> 2.12:

Right, not yet, I guess. But you can build Zope on Windows with the 
instructions above.

> http://www.zope.org/Products/Zope/
> https://mail.zope.org/pipermail/zope-dev/2009-August/037508.html
> So I will probably resort to Linux for trying out Plone 4.

Or that. :)


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