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plone.recipe.zope2instance 4.2.4

Buildout recipe for creating a Zope 2 instance

Latest Version: 4.2.14

Introduction

This recipe creates and configures a Zope 2 instance in parts. It also installs a control script, which is like zopectl, in the bin/ directory. The name of the control script is the the name of the part in buildout. By default various runtime and log information will be stored inside the var/ directory.

Note: This recipe is not intended to setup a Zope 2 WSGI based instance and will not work for this use-case. There's no special recipe required to setup WSGI any longer and you can use simple template recipes instead.

You can use it with a part like this:

[instance]
recipe = plone.recipe.zope2instance
user = admin:admin
http-address = 8080
eggs = my.distribution
zcml = my.distribution

Attention!

This release is targeted at Zope 2.12+ and Python 2.6. If you are using this recipe with earlier versions of Zope or Python, you should use one of the releases from the 3.x series.

Options

Common options

eggs
The list of distributions you want to make available to the instance.
zcml
Install ZCML slugs for the distributions listed, separated by whitespace. You can specify the type of slug by appending '-' and the type of slug you want to create. Some examples: my.distribution my.distribution-meta.
http-address
Give a port for the HTTP server. Defaults to 8080.
ip-address
The default IP address on which Zope's various server protocol implementations will listen for requests. If this is unset, Zope will listen on all IP addresses supported by the machine. This directive can be overridden on a per-server basis in the servers section. Defaults to not setting an ip-address.
zodb-cache-size
Set the ZODB cache size, i.e. the number of objects which the ZODB cache will try to hold. Defaults to 30000.
zserver-threads
Specify the number of threads that Zope's ZServer web server will use to service requests. The recipes default is 2.
environment-vars

Define arbitrary key-value pairs for use as environment variables during Zope's run cycle. Example:

environment-vars =
  TZ US/Eastern
  zope_i18n_allowed_languages en
  zope_i18n_compile_mo_files true

Theme resources

Please refer to http://pypi.python.org/pypi/plone.resource for more details and setup instructions.

resources

Specify a central resource directory. Example:

resources = ${buildout:directory}/resources

Locales

locales

Specify a locales directory. Example:

locales = ${buildout:directory}/locales

This registers a locales directory with extra or different translations. If you want to override a few translations from the plone domain in the English language, you can add a en/LC_MESSAGES/plone.po file in this directory, with standard headers at the top, followed by something like this:

#. Default: "You are here:"
#: plone.app.layout/plone/app/layout/viewlets/path_bar.pt:6
msgid "you_are_here"
msgstr "You are very welcome here:"

Translations for other message ids are not affected and will continue to work.

Development options

verbose-security
Set to on to turn on verbose security (and switch to the Python security implementation). Defaults to off (and the C security implementation).

Direct storage

If you have only one application process, it can open the database files directly without running a database server process.

file-storage
The filename where the ZODB data file will be stored. Defaults to ${buildout:directory}/var/filestorage/Data.fs.
blob-storage
The name of the directory where the ZODB blob data will be stored, defaults to ${buildout:directory}/var/blobstorage.

Basic ZEO storage

If you want multiple application processes you need to run a separate database server process and connect to it, either via ZEO or RelStorage.

zeo-address
Set the address of the ZEO server. Defaults to 8100.
zeo-client
Set to 'on' to make this instance a ZEO client. In this case, setting the zeo-address option is required, and the file-storage option has no effect. To set up a ZEO server, you can use the plone.recipe.zeoserver recipe. Defaults to 'off'.
blob-storage
The location of the blob zeocache, defaults to var/blobcache. If shared-blob is on it defaults to ${buildout:directory}/var/blobstorage.
shared-blob
Defaults to off. Set this to on if the ZEO server and the instance have access to the same directory. Either by being on the same physical machine or by virtue of a network file system like NFS. Make sure this instances blob-storage is set to the same directory used for the ZEO servers blob-storage. In this case the instance will not stream the blob file through the ZEO connection, but just send the information of the file location to the ZEO server, resulting in faster execution and less memory overhead.

ZEO authentication

You need to activate ZEO auth on the server side as well, for this to work. Without this anyone that can connect to the database servers socket can read and write arbitrary data.

zeo-username
Enable ZEO authentication and use the given username when accessing the ZEO server. It is obligatory to also specify a zeo-password.
zeo-password
Password to use when connecting to a ZEO server with authentication enabled.
zeo-realm
Authentication realm to use when authentication with a ZEO server. Defaults to 'ZEO'.

RelStorage

Please refer to http://pypi.python.org/pypi/RelStorage for more details and setup instructions.

rel-storage

Allows to set a RelStorage instead of a FileStorage.

Contains settings separated by newlines, with these values:

  • type: any database type supported (postgresql, oracle, mysql)
  • RelStorage specific keys, like cache-servers and poll-interval
  • all other keys are passed on to the database-specific RelStorage adapter.

Example:

rel-storage =
  type oracle
  dsn (DESCRIPTION=(ADDRESS=(HOST=s01))(CONNECT_DATA=(SERVICE_NAME=d01)))
  user tarek
  password secret

Logging

In most cases you don't need to adjust any of this, you might want to adjust log levels or configure mailinglogger.

event-log
The filename of the event log. Defaults to ${buildout:directory}/var/log/${partname}.log
event-log-level
Set the level of the console output for the event log. Level may be any of CRITICAL, ERROR, WARN, INFO, DEBUG, or ALL. Defaults to INFO.
event-log-custom
A custom section for the eventlog, to be able to use another event logger than logfile
mailinglogger

A mailinglogger section added into the event log. Example snippet:

<mailing-logger>
  level error
  flood-level 10
  smtp-server smtp.mydomain.com
  from logger@mydomain.com
  to errors@mydomain.com
  subject [My domain error] [%(hostname)s] %(line)s
</mailing-logger>
z2-log
The filename for the Z2 access log. Defaults to var/log/${partname}-Z2.log.
z2-log-level
Set the log level for the access log. Level may be any of CRITICAL, ERROR, WARN, INFO, DEBUG, or ALL. Defaults to WARN.
access-log-custom
Like event-log-custom, a custom section for the access logger, to be able to use another event logger than logfile.

Load non-setuptools compatible Python libraries

products
A list of paths where Zope 2 products are installed. The first path takes precedence in case the same product is found in more than one directory. Zope 2 products are deprecated and won't work any longer in a future version of Zope/Plone.
extra-paths
A list of paths where additional Python packages are installed. The paths are searched in the given order after all egg and products paths.

Advanced ZCML options

site-zcml
If you want a custom site.zcml file, put its content here. If this option is used the zcml and zcml-additional options are ignored.
zcml-additional
Extra ZCML statements that should be included in the generated site.zcml file.

Advanced ZEO options

zeo-client-cache-size
Set the size of the ZEO client cache. Defaults to '30MB'. The ZEO cache is a disk based cache shared between application threads. It's stored inside the directory designated by the TMP environment variable.
zeo-client-client
Set the persistent cache name that is used to construct the cache filenames. This enabled the ZEO cache to be persisted. Persistent cache files are disabled by default.
zeo-client-blob-cache-size
Set the maximum size of the ZEO blob cache, in bytes. If not set, then the cache size isn't checked and the blob directory will grow without bound.
zeo-client-blob-cache-size-check
Set the ZEO check size as percent of zeo-client-blob-cache-size (for example, 10 for 10%). The ZEO cache size will be checked when this many bytes have been loaded into the cache. Defaults to 10% of the blob cache size. This option is ignored if shared-blob is enabled.
zeo-client-drop-cache-rather-verify
Indicates that the cache should be dropped rather than verified when the verification optimization is not available (e.g. when the ZEO server restarted). Defaults to 'False'.
zeo-storage
Set the storage number of the ZEO storage. Defaults to '1'.
zeo-var
Used in the ZEO storage snippets to configure the ZEO var folder. Defaults to $INSTANCE_HOME/var.

Advanced options

before-storage

Wraps the base storage in a "before storage" which sets it in read-only mode from the time given (or "now" for the current time).

This option is normally used together with demo-storage for a normally running site in order for changes to be made to the database.

client-home
Sets the clienthome for the generated instance. Defaults to ${buildout:directory}/var/<name of the section>.
default-zpublisher-encoding
This controls what character set is used to encode unicode data that reaches ZPublisher without any other specified encoding. This defaults to 'utf-8'. Plone requires this to be set to utf-8.
demo-storage

If 'on' it enables the demo storage. By default, this is a memory-based storage option; changes are not persisted (see the demo-file-storage option to use a persistent storage for changes made during the demonstration).

To use with a base storage option configured with a blob-storage, you must set a demo-blob-storage.

demo-file-storage
If provided, the filename where the ZODB data file for changes committed during a demonstration will be stored.
demo-blob-storage

If provided, the name of the directory where demonstration ZODB blob data will be stored.

This storage may be connected to a demonstration file storage, or used with the default memory-based demo storage (in this case you might want to use a temporary directory).

effective-user
The name of the effective user for the Zope process. Defaults to not setting an effective user.
enable-product-installation
Enable the persistent product registry by setting this to on. By default the registry is turned off. Enabling the registry is deprecated.
ftp-address
Give a port for the FTP server. This enables the FTP server.
http-force-connection-close
Set to on to enforce Zope to set Connection: close header. This is useful if for example a 304 leaves the connection open with Varnish in front and Varnish tries to reuse the connection.
http-fast-listen
Set to off to defer opening of the HTTP socket until the end of the Zope startup phase. Defaults to on.
icp-address
Give a port for the ICP server. This enables the ICP server.
import-directory
Used to configure the import directory for instance. Defaults to <client-home>/import.
port-base
Offset applied to the port numbers used for ZServer configurations. For example, if the http-server port is 8080 and the port-base is 1000, the HTTP server will listen on port 9080. This makes it easy to change the complete set of ports used by a Zope server process. Zope defaults to 0.
python-check-interval
An integer telling the Python interpreter to check for asynchronous events every number of instructions. This affects how often thread switches occur. Defaults to 1000.
relative-paths
Set this to true to make the generated scripts use relative paths. You can also enable this in the [buildout] section.
scripts

Add this parameter with no arguments to suppress script generation. Otherwise (i.e. without this parameter), scripts for packages added to the eggs parameter will be generated. You may also configure per package. E.g.:

[instance]
recipe = plone.recipe.zope2instance
eggs =
  Plone
  mr.migrator
  zopeskel
scripts = zopeskel

In the above example, only zopeskel's scripts will be generated.

var
Used to configure the base directory for all things going into var. Defaults to ${buildout:directory}/var.
webdav-address
Give a port for the WebDAV server. This enables the WebDAV server
webdav-force-connection-close
Valid options are off and on. Defaults to off
zlib-storage

Adds support for file compression on a file storage database. The option accepts the values 'active' (compress new records) or 'passive' (do not compress new records). Both options support already compressed records.

You can use the 'passive' setting while you prepare a number of connected clients for compressed records.

zodb-cache-size-bytes
Set the ZODB cache sizes in bytes. This feature is still experimental.
zodb-temporary-storage
If given Zope's default temporary storage definition will be replaced by the lines of this parameter.
zope-conf
A relative or absolute path to a zope.conf file. If this is given, many of the options in the recipe will be ignored.
zope-conf-additional

Give additional lines to zope.conf. Make sure you indent any lines after the one with the parameter.

Example:

zope-conf-additional =
  locale fr_FR
  http-realm Slipknot

Additional Control Script debug and run Commands

The extended Zope 2 control script installed by this recipe, usually bininstance by convention, offers a debug command and another run command. The debug command starts an interactive Python prompt with the Zope 2 application available via the app name. Similarly, the run command accepts a Python script as an argument that will be run under the same conditions.

These commands have also been extended to set up a more complete environment. Specifically, these commands set up a REQUEST, log in the AccessControl.SpecialUsers.system user, and may traverse to an object, such as a CMF portal. This environment set up is controlled with following options:

-R/--no-request -- do not set up a REQUEST.
-L/--no-login -- do not login the system user.
-P/--object-path <path> -- Traverse to <path> from the app
                           and make available as `obj`.

Additional control script commands

Third-party distributions may add additional commands to the control script by installing a 'plone.recipe.zope2instance.ctl' entry point. For example, an egg called MyDist could include a module called mymodule with the following custom command:

def foo(self, *args)
    """Help message here"""
    print 'foo'

It would then install the foo method as a command for the control script using the following entry point configuration in setup.py:

entry_points="""
[plone.recipe.zope2instance.ctl]
foo = mymodule:foo
"""

This would allow invoking the foo method by running bin/instance foo (assuming the instance control script was installed by a buildout part called instance.) The entry point is invoked with the following parameters:

self
An instance of plone.recipe.zope2instance.ctl.AdjustedZopeCmd.
args
Any additional arguments that were passed on the command line.

Reporting bugs or asking questions

We have a shared bugtracker and help desk on Launchpad: https://bugs.launchpad.net/collective.buildout/

Changelog

4.2.4 (2012-08-29)

  • Expose 'drop-cache-rather-verify' ZEO client option which indicates that the cache should be dropped rather than verified when the verification optimization is not available (e.g. when the ZEO server restarted). [runyaga]
  • Strip all empty lines out of zeo.conf to provide more compact view. [runyaga]

4.2.3 (2012-08-04)

  • Fix zcml load order of the optional locales directory. Translation overrides need to be loaded first. [sunew]

4.2.2 (2012-07-02)

  • Changed client connection cache defaults. We specify a cache size of 30000 instead of 10000. [hvelarde]
  • Add new locales option for specifying a locales directory with extra or different translations. [maurits]

4.2.1 (2012-04-15)

  • Add control script debug and run support to set up a REQUEST, log in the AccessControl.SpecialUsers.system user, and traverse to an object, such as a CMF portal. [rpatterson]

4.2 (2011-11-24)

  • Add support for a changes storage for demo storage (in addition to the base storage). Local file and blob storage is supported. [malthe]
  • Add support for before storage (via the zc.beforestorage package). [malthe]
  • Make script suppression optional (via empty scripts parameter). Otherwise, scripts for packages listed in eggs parameter will be generated. [aclark]
  • Support all RelStorage options, even future options. Used a simple pattern to recognize where options should be placed: any option name containing a dash is a generic option; the rest (except "name") are database-specific. [hathawsh]

4.1.9 - 2011-08-11

  • No longer rely on softwarehome in startup script. [hannosch]

4.1.8 - 2011-07-17

  • Add preliminary support for Zope 4.0, by re-using the skeleton for 2.13. [hannosch]
  • Added zeo-client-blob-cache-size and zeo-client-blob-cache-size-check options to control maximum size of blob cache, and when to check the size, when using ClientStorage without shared blobs. [davidjb]
  • If a resource directory is specified using resources, create it if it does not yet exist. [davisagli]
  • Support the new create-schema option introduced in RelStorage 1.5.0b2. [mj]

4.1.7 - 2011-06-07

  • Renamed the optional 998-resources.zcml (introduced in 4.1.6) to 998-resources-configure.zcml, otherwise it does not get loaded in the standard site.zcml. [maurits]

4.1.6 - 2011-06-01

  • Add new resources option for specifying a plone.resource central resource directory. [elro]

4.1.5 - 2011-02-17

  • Respect new include-site-packages buildout option introduced in buildout 1.5. Closes https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/716360. [yuppie, hannosch]
  • Added option import-directory to point to custom import folder. [garbas]

4.1.4 - 2011-01-01

4.1.3 - 2010-12-20

  • Added option http-force-connection-close which was only present in comment. [tesdal]

4.1.2 - 2010-12-05

  • Fixed error introduced in 4.1.1. [hannosch]

4.1.1 - 2010-12-05

  • Disambiguate the blob-storage option if shared-blob isn't used. In this case we use var/blobcache as a default location, so we don't accidentally overwrite the real blob data with a blob zeocache. Refs https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/645904. [hannosch]

4.1 - 2010-12-04

4.0.5 - 2010-10-22

  • Added support for specifying the new RelStorage options shared-blob-dir, blob-cache-size, blob-cache-size-check, and blob-chunk-size. [hathawsh]

4.0.4 - 2010-09-09

  • Add friendly error message if non-admin tries "instance install|start|restart|stop|remove". [kleist]
  • Exit with the return code of the executed do_* method. This closes #10906 (clicking "Restart" in ZMI control panel caused shutdown). [kleist]
  • Implemented the "restart" command for "bin/instance.exe". [kleist]

4.0.3 - 2010-08-20

  • Setuptools / Subversion ignores empty directories and doesn't include them into the source distribution. Added readme files to the bin and var directories inside the skeleton. This lets persistent ZEO caches work again, which want to put their files into the var directory. [hannosch]

4.0.2 - 2010-08-04

  • Rewritten major parts of commands specific for the Windows Service, inspired by "collective.buildout.cluster.base.ClusterBase" as used by the Windows installer. Closes http://dev.plone.org/plone/ticket/10860. [kleist]

4.0.1 - 2010-07-30

  • Use pid file to check for running application, instead of service status. [sidnei]

4.0.0 - 2010-07-21

  • "console" mode on Windows no longer returns immediately, thus makes it usable by the Windows Service. [kleist]
  • Made tests compatible with Windows. [hannosch]
  • Added support for specifying new RelStorage options cache-local-mb, cache-delta-size-limit, commit-lock-timeout and commit-lock-id. [hannosch]

4.0b2 - 2010-06-23

  • Added a new dependency on mailinglogger and expose it as a convenient new option. [hannosch]
  • Removed testing dependency on zope.testing and refactored test setup. [hannosch]

4.0b1 - 2010-04-04

4.0a4 - 2010-02-04

  • Removed commented out options from the http-server section. [hannosch]
  • Added new enable-product-installation option and let it default to off. [hannosch]

4.0a3 - 2010-01-24

  • Tried to restore the Windows service functionality, getting closer but not there yet all the way. [hannosch]
  • Use the same quoting approach for the console as for fg command on Windows. [hannosch]
  • Don't call zopectl.quote_command(), since the added outer double quotes caused subprocess.call() to fail with "WindowsError: [Error 87] The parameter is incorrect". Instead, hand roll the quoting (save outer quotes). [kleist]
  • Un-hardcoded ':' as path separator, caused "ImportError: No module named Zope2.Startup" on Windows. See http://dev.plone.org/plone/ticket/9991. [kleist]
  • Removed the import directory from the skeleton. You can place import files into the import directory in the client home in new Zope 2 versions. [hannosch, davisagli]
  • Make it possible to omit the user option, in which case buildout will ask for a user and password, when a new instance is created. [hannosch]
  • Use our own make instance script and skeletons, only providing what we really need anymore. [hannosch]
  • Merge the two ZopeCmd classes into one. We don't rely or generate the runzope script or anything inside parts/instance/bin anymore. [hannosch]
  • By default create a blob-storage in var/blobstorage. [hannosch]
  • Removed the no-shell option and made it the default for running the process. This also removes the need for the runzope script. [hannosch]
  • This version can no longer be used to install a non-eggified Zope2. The zope2-location option was removed. [hannosch]

4.0a2 - 2009-12-02

  • Make it possible for third-party packages to add additional commands to the control script by supplying a 'plone.recipe.zope2instance.ctl' entry point. [davisagli]

4.0a1 - 2009-11-14

  • Removed the test command support from the control script which lets us remove quite a bit of hackery. Added a note about using bin/test instead. [hannosch]
  • Added an explicit python-check-interval option and change its default to 1000 instead of Python's own default of 100. [hannosch]
  • Changed default zserver-threads to two instead of four. [hannosch]
  • Changed client connection cache defaults. We specify a cache size of 10000 instead of 5000. Also changed ZEO client cache to 128MB instead of 30MB. [hannosch]
  • If we are used in an environment with Zope2 as an egg, we make sure to install the mkzopeinstance and runzope scripts we depend on ourselves. This is done even if they already exist, since the eggs may have changed. [hannosch, davisagli]
  • Added Zope2 egg to the list of dependencies of this recipe. This can cause trouble for Zope versions before Zope 2.12 or Plone before 4.0. [hannosch]
  • Added the cache-prefix option for RelStorage.

3.6 (2009-10-11)

  • Expanded the RelStorage options, including keep-history and replica-conf. [hathawsh]

3.5 (2009-09-05)

  • Added support for relative-paths in the script generation. [jvloothuis]
  • When zope-conf is set the config file will be directly loaded from that location (it previously created a stub zope.conf which included it). [jvloothuis]
  • Added an option to avoid using the normal shell scripts for starting Zope. This makes it possible to avoid the hard-coded paths in these scripts. [jvloothuis]
  • Allow the blob-dir parameter in RelStorage configurations. [hathawsh]

3.4 (2009-08-12)

  • Support in line with fix for LP#407916. [gotcha]
  • Changed the 'mkzopeinstance' call respect the 'bin-directory' option. [esteele]
  • Removed the zope2-egg option and the simple startup script from the recipe. We assume that we have an egg distribution if zope2-location is not set. [hannosch]
  • Merged the davisagli-eggified-zope branch into the trunk. [hannosch]
  • Add a new icp-address option. This is useful for environments where e.g. squid is used to front a Zope/ZEO cluster. See http://www.zope.org/Members/htrd/icp/intro [neaj]

3.3 - 2009-07-07

  • Add handling for RelStorage options. [elro]
  • Reinstall scripts on update which appears to be good recipe practice. [stefan]

3.2 - 2009-04-02

  • Add a new zcml-additional option. This is useful for environments where non-code configuration (such as database connection details for ore.contentmirror) are managed through zcml. [wichert]

3.1 (2009-03-15)

  • The 2.9 fix for spaces caused a problem using debug (bug 337740) due to the way do_debug passed the "-i" command line argument to get_startup_cmd. [smcmahon]

3.0 (2009-02-27)

  • The 2.9 fix for the instance run command was itself broken and would fail on anything except Windows. [smcmahon]
  • Changed the zope2-egg option to omit any kind of instance creation for now. The mkzopeinstance script relies on being able to import Zope2, which is not available when buildout runs. [hannosch]

2.9 (2009-02-26)

  • The instance run command was vulnerable to spaces in pathnames, and needed some extra quoting for win32. [smcmahon]
  • Check for existence of windows scripts before patching them. Some Linux distributions of Zope2 don't have these files. [smcmahon]
  • Delegate commands to win32serviceutil.HandleCommand() on win32, instead of starting the interpreter through os.system(). Should shave off a couple seconds from overall time taken to process those commands. [sidnei]
  • Compute serviceClassString ourselves, since we are calling this as a module and not directly as __main__, otherwise the service won't be installed correctly. [sidnei]

2.8 (2008-12-05)

  • Add more tests for ZEO client with blob and demo storages. Still no test on 'shared-blob-dir' option. [encolpe]
  • Always use 'r'-style strings for passing script and configuration filenames (eg: on 'instance run <script>'). [sidnei]
  • Add a demo-storage option and tests. [encolpe]
  • Add a first test for blob-storage. [encolpe]

2.7 (2008-11-18)

  • Added a zope2-egg option and an accompanying simple startup script for use with an eggified Zope2. [hannosch]
  • Do not fail with a Zope2 egg checkout. [hannosch]
  • Normalize first argument to os.spawnl. It can get really upset otherwise (dll import failure on a relocatable python install). [sidnei]
  • Use same quoting as on 'do_foreground' for servicescript usage. Fixes problems with installing the buildout-based Plone installer for Windows on a path with spaces. [sidnei]
  • Ensure that do_foreground leaves self.options.program arguments as it found them. This makes it possible to use 'fg' and 'debug' more than once within the same control session. [klm]

2.6 (2008-10-22)

  • Normalize, absolutize and lowercase-ize (is that a word?) paths before comparing, to avoid problems with relative filenames and different drive letter case on Windows. [sidnei]

2.5 (2008-09-22)

  • Add support for zodb-cache-size-bytes from ZODB 3.9 and later. [wichert]

2.4 (2008-07-15)

  • Introduced zope.conf variables "INSTANCEHOME" and "CLIENTHOME". Its very very helpful in cluster setups with zope-conf-additional sections (buildout lacks to reference the current section). [jensens]
  • Made test command compatible with zope.testing 3.6. [hannosch]

2.3.1 (2008-06-10)

  • No code changes. Released to fix the 2.3 release which put .egg files in the wild. [hannosch]

2.3 (2008-06-06)

  • Need to actually pass in deprecation-warnings, otherwise we get a KeyError. [sidnei]
  • Fix another place where the directory name needed to be escaped to avoid problems with spaces. [sidnei]
  • Don't try to delete location if it does not exist. [sidnei]

2.2 (2008-06-06)

  • Added deprecation-warnings option that allows turning the option to disable deprecation warnings on or off. You can provide the value error to it, and every deprecation warning will be turned into an exception. [sidnei]
  • Fix copy and paste error that caused a failure on changing runzope.bat to call servicewrapper.py. [sidnei]
  • Escape 'executable' argument before passing it to os.spawnl, in order to make it work on Windows when the executable name has spaces on it. [sidnei]
  • Added http-fast-listen option. Use of this option requires Zope >= 2.11. [stefan]

2.1 (2008-06-05)

  • Fixed a test problem on Windows, where explicit closing of files is required. [hannosch]
  • Call servicewrapper.py from runzope.bat instead of setting PYTHONPATH and calling Zope2/Startup/run.py. That way we set sys.path from inside Python code and avoid exceeding the maximum environment variable limit. [sidnei]
  • Allow to use an alternative temporary storage, by specifying the new zodb-temporary-storage option. [jensens]
  • Added environment-vars option to set environment variables. Changed the zope-conf-additional example code to something that isn't covered by the recipe. [claytron]

2.0 (2008-05-29)

  • Do not use system but exec when starting Zope. This makes it possible for process management tools to properly manage Zope processes. [wichert]
  • Added site-zcml option Added tests [mustapha]
  • Add support for ZEO authentication. Note that this does not work with any released Zope or ZODB version at this moment. See http://mail.zope.org/pipermail/zope/2005-October/161951.html for required patches. [wichert]
  • Added FTP and WebDAV options [claytron]
  • Allow rel-storage to be an empty string, meaning 'do not use relstorage'. This allows an extending buildout configuration to disable relstorage again. [mj]

1.9 (2008-04-15)

  • Fix rel-storage parsing for options with spaces. Note that split() or split(None) already strips the string. [mj]

1.8 (2008-04-05)

  • Fixed a Win32 problem in which the presence of Python string escapes in the path to zope.conf (e.g., d:botestpartsinstanceetczope.conf would escape the b). This showed up when using the 'run', 'debug' or 'adduser' commands. This fixes #211416. [smcmahon]
  • Added console command to the instance script, which is equivalent to fg but does not implicitly turn on debug mode but respects the zope.conf setting. [hannosch]

1.7 (2008-03-31)

  • Added new client-home option and let it default to a subfolder of the buildout-wide var folder with a subfolder of the name of the section. [hannosch]
  • Added limited support for running tests under Zope <= 2.8. [hannosch]

1.6 (2008-03-27)

  • Fixed runzope script generation for Zope 2.8. [hannosch]
  • Cleaned up "./bin/instance test" option handling. [stefan]
  • Removed generator expressions as these aren't supported in < py2.4, which is used by zope 2.7/8. [duffyd]

1.5 (2008-02-29)

  • Added access-log-custom option to be able to use another event logger than the file one for the access logger. [tarek]
  • Fix instance generation to work on Windows with blanks in the path name. This closes #188023. [hannosch, gotti]
  • Added 'zeo-client-client' option which results in 'client <value>' inside <zeoclient>. [timte, hannosch]
  • Made relstorage handling more generic, so it now supports any RelStorage adapter, including Oracle (which was broken). [mj]

1.4 (2008-02-23)

  • Fix typo in event log parameter name (from "z-log" to "z2-log"), to comply with the documentation. This closes #190943. [kdeldycke]
  • Create pid and lock file folders if they don't exist. [kdeldycke]
  • Remove hard-coded log level and use the event_log_level parameter to set it dynamically. This closes #190994. [kdeldycke]
  • Added a test environment, using zc.buildout.testing, and a doctest that tries the recipe. [tarek]
  • Added an event-log-custom option [tarek]
  • Added example for the zope-conf-additional option. This closes #185539. [klm, hannosch]
  • Added rel-storage option to be able to wire Zope to RelStorage (postgresql/oracle) instead of a FileStorage database. [tarek]

1.3

  • For each entry in recipe-specified 'extra-paths' line, add a 'path' line to the instance and Zope client zope.conf files. [klm]

1.2

  • Added the boolean shared-blob option, defaulting to no. If all of zeo-client, blob-storage and shared-blob options are set, the instance will assume the blob directory set by blob-storage is shared with the server instead of streaming 'blob' files through the ZEO connection. [rochael]
  • Changed ctl.do_foreground() (which is invoked by the fg command line argument) start Zope in debug mode to emulate the behavior of zopectl fg. This required a little special WIN32 code to make sure it would work in both *nix and Windows. [smcmahon]
  • Added var option, which is used to configure the base directory for all the things going into var. [hannosch]
  • Added zeo-var option, which is used in the zeo storage snippets to configure the zeo var folder. [hannosch]
  • Merged rochael-blobsupport branch. Added support for ZODB 3.8 blob storage configuration for ZEO clients. This references https://bugs.launchpad.net/collective.buildout/+bug/179113. [rochael, hannosch]
  • Added zeo-client-name option. Defaults to the name of the ZEO client. [hannosch]

1.1

  • Small documentation update. Added link to the bugtracker. [hannosch]
  • Changed default of zope.conf option 'default-zpublisher-encoding' to 'utf-8' instead of Zope's default value of 'iso-8859-15'.
  • Have PID file's location default to '${buildout:directory}/var/${name}.pid'. Keeping the PID file in $INSTANCE_HOME gives trouble when buildout rebuilds the part. [nouri, mustapha]

1.0

  • Increased 'zodb_cache_size' default value to 5000, which is more likely a better default these days. [hannosch]
  • Added support for 'extra-paths' as in 'zc.recipe.egg'; this is useful when using regular python packages for which no eggs are available (yet), i.e. with 'plone.recipe.distros'. [witsch]
  • Added zeo-storage option (merge branch ree-add-zeo-storage-option). [ree]
  • Avoid doubled entries to eggs specified in the buildout in 'sys.path': the working set ('ws') gets passed again when installing the script ('bin/instance'), but it is not also added to 'extra_paths'. [witsch]
  • Patching 'PYTHONPATH' in the Zope startup skripts should insert all additional paths (to eggs) __before__ 'SOFTWARE_HOME', because otherwise (newer) egg versions of components from the standard Zope distribution (i.e. stuff that lives in 'lib/python') cannot be used. [witsch]
  • Changed the option to suppress deprecation warnings to "--nowarn" or '--nowarning" to be consistent with "zopectl test". [witsch]
  • Added option "-w" to allow the test runner to suppress deprecation warnings, so it's easier to spot failing tests... [witsch]
  • Updated import for Zope 2.7 (and below) compatibility. [duffyd]
  • Merging -r51966:52659 claytron-zopeconfoptions branch to trunk. [claytron]
  • Made the config snippet prettier while still getting the resulting indentation right. [witsch]

0.9

  • Added support for zodb 3.8's "<blobstorage>" directive. [witsch]
  • Added a script name arg before callint zope.testing.testrunner.run. zope.testing.testrunner:1772, get_options removes the first arg from the list of arguments expecting a script name there. Was causing "bin/instance test" to behave improperly. [rossp]

0.8

  • Use bin if present falling back to utilities. This makes it possible to use a Zope version installed from a tarball and not compiled inplace. [rossp]

0.7

  • Found the problem with strange environment variables. [hannosch]
  • Fixed documentation bug, the cache size is respected by non-zeo instance as well. [hannosch]

0.6

  • J1m actually read the docs ;) [hannosch]
  • Attempt to fix the sometimes insane number of tests which are found by the test runner. [hannosch]

0.5

  • Added an option to set the effective-user. [optilude]

0.4

  • Generate a bin/repozo script to perform backups using repozo.py (and set up the appropriate pythonpath for this to work). [optilude]
  • Document options properly, and add the ability to specify a zope.conf file explicitly rather than having one generated from a template. [optilude]

0.3

  • Finally found a way to provide the Zope Windows service with the right environment. We need a new wrapper script, which sets up the PYTHONPATH. [hannosch]
  • Make it possible to configure the name of the zopectl script using the control-script option in the [instance] section. [wichert]

0.2

  • Extend support for zcml slugs to include Zope 2.9. [dunny]
  • Added support for making a ZEO-client. [regebro]

0.1

  • Initial implementation. [hannosch]
 
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