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Misc helper-scripts for creating and expanding Plone-Add-Ons.

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Yet another command-line Plone-Add-On-Generator, just the way I like it:

No dependencies, no possible conflicts, some Python-methods, that's all.


pip install adi.devgen

Alternatively add `adi.devgen` as an egg to your buildout, then
the `devgen`-executable should be available in its bin-directory.


Type the command alone, to get a help-text, what it can do for you:

$ devgen

That'll also lists the available generator-functions, to get a function's help-text, type:

$ devgen [FUNCTION_NAME]


Create boilerplate for an addon, that can do nothing, but be installed in a Plonesite:

$ devgen addProfileSkel your.addon

Create it not in the directory, where you are, but somewhere else:

$ devgen addProfileSkel your.addon /some/where/else

Register another addon as a dependency to your addon:

$ devgen addDep collective.bestaddonever your.addon

Or, first locate into your addon, then you can omit the appended path (defaults to '.'):

$ cd your.addon
$ devgen addDep collective.bestaddonever

Create an installable Plone-Addon, with a stylesheet, a javascript and a template in a skin folder:

$ devgen addSkinSkel your.addon

In contrary to browser-based resources, you won't need to empty the browser's cache on a reload, after changing your stylesheet or javascript.

Create an installable Plone-Addon, with a stylesheet and a javascript in a browser's resource-folder.

$ devgen addBrowserSkel your.addon

Add docs-folder and read defaults for of a config:

$ devgen addMetaSkel

If a file '~/.buildout/devgen.cfg' is present, values will be read of it and inserted to Its format is expected to be like:

author=Arbi Trary




- Regard more than one dotted namespace for addon.

- Split functions into smaller reusable chunks.

- Possibly transfer:


0.4 (150920)

- Update README

0.3 (150920)

- Fix changed import-paths.

0.2 (150920)

- Add adi.commons as dependency.

0.1 (150920)

- Initial release

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