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Lessons from the past few days

by pgang — published May 25, 2011 02:10 AM, last modified Jan 28, 2014 02:54 PM
Buildout hates me. I have to accept it. It's just not meant to be.
  1. Running buildout fifty times a day does not equate to productivity.
  2. Version pinning is your friend! More importantly...
  3. First: Products.ContentWellPortlets has been updated to a version dependent on Plone 4.0. So for us lowly Plone 3.3.5 runners, pin it to 2.1 (Products.ContentWellPortlets==2.1)
  4. Second: plone.reload is also unpinned, but it needs to be set to 1.5 for Plone 3.3.5 as well (plone.reload==1.5)
  5. UnknownExtra: zope.i18n 0.0 has no such extra feature 'zcml' — is actually code for "Aww haaail no, do I look like Plone 4!? I'm Plone 3.3.5, so quit trying to use those fancy new add-ons with me."
  6. Even after those lovely discoveries, buildout is still the devil, and refuses to compile successfully.

Very frustrating. Tyler & I got back from Plone Symposium East this weekend, and I have so many new things I want to try & implement!! Why must you hinder me so, buildout? Anyway, PSE11 deserves a write-up of its own. In fact, the Plone Theming training I took from Six Feet Up also warrants an entirely other write-up, with everything Chrissy taught! Amazing! Even that last blog entry about event collection portlets — blew it out of the water with a simple portal catalog query and repeating tal statement. I'll divulge later though, maybe after buildout quits snackin on hater tots...

In the meantime, check out SteveM's awesome and thorough sprint report! Rapture sprint FTW!

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