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mr.developer is a zc.buildout extension which makes it easier to work with buildouts containing lots of packages of which you only want to develop some. The basic idea for this comes from Wichert Akkerman’s plonenext effort.


You add mr.developer to the extensions option of your [buildout] section. Then you can add the following options to your [buildout] section:


This specifies where your development packages should be placed. Defaults to src.


This specifies a section which lists the subversion repository URLs of your packages.


This specifies a section which lists the git repository URLs of your packages.


This specifies the names of packages which should be checked out during buildout (only works with subversion repositories at the moment).

The following is an example of how your buildout.cfg may look like:

extensions = mr.developer
sources-svn = sources-svn
sources-git = sources-git
auto-checkout = my.package

my.package =

some.other.package = git://

When you run buildout, you will get a script at bin/checkout in your buildout directory. With that script you can checkout the source from the specified repository, without the need to know where the repository is located.

Now if you run buildout again, the package is automatically marked as an develop egg and, if it’s listed in the section specified by the versions option in the [buildout] section, the version will be set to an empty string, so the develop egg will actually be used.


0.3 - 2009-03-22

  • Fixed source distribution by adding a [fschulze]

  • Added -e and -l options to checkout script. [fschulze]

0.2 - 2009-03-22

  • Added auto-checkout option (only works with subversion at the moment). [fschulze]

  • Added support for git. [fschulze]

  • Throw error when trying to checkout unknown package. [fschulze]

  • Fixed target directory for checkouts. [fschulze]

0.1 - 2009-03-19

  • Initial release

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