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run opencore with repoze.zope2

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What is it?

The intent of this package is to provide a (mostly) automated setup for running OpenCore on the WSGI-compliant repoze.zope2 stack.

This is still experimental; OpenCore is not guaranteed to run smoothly in this setup. Please report bugs unique to this setup at

This package is intended to be installed into an existing OpenCore build. It will not build OpenCore itself. Please read

for OpenCore installation instructions.

How do I use it?

  1. Install this package into your OpenCore environment.

  2. Generate a configuration file for your deployment:

    mkopencoreconfig 8080 zope/etc/zope.conf > opencore.ini

    The first argument is the port to serve from; this does not need to be the same port that you serve your standard OpenCore setup from, and in fact the two setups can theoretically run in parallel.

    The second argument is the (absolute or relative) path to your Zope configuration file, usually found in {build_dir}/opencore/zope/etc/zope.conf

  3. Start the server:

    run-opencore-wsgi zope/bin/zopectl opencore.ini

    The first argument is the (absolute or relative) path to your zopectl executable, usually found in {build_dir}/opencore/zope/bin/zopectl

    The second argument is the path to the configuration file generated by mkopencoreconfig.

    Additional arguments like –reload or –daemon can be provided. They will be passed to the paster serve command executed here; run paster serve –help for available options.

If you’re ambitious you should be able to hook this into your Supervisor setup, buildout configuration, and/or repeatable Fassembler build. I haven’t tried any of these.

What else can it do?

There is also an experimental configuration for running a single wsgi stack with opencore and tasktracker as endpoints, and a Deliverance middleware set up to theme tasktracker for full visual integration.

If you want to try this out, the steps are similar:

  1. First, install the extra dependencies with commands provided by repopencore:

    install-myghty-fork && install-tasktracker && install-deliverance

    This will install TaskTracker and Deliverance from trunk as well as a version of Myghty (which is required by a dependency of TaskTracker) with the following patch applied to myghty.importer at L56:

    -__builtin__.__import__ = import_module +#__builtin__.__import__ = import_module

    That monkeypatch of the built-in __import__ seems to break Zope’s own munging of sys.path which results in ImportErrors all over the place, hence the forked installation here.

  2. Next, generate a configuration file for your deployment:

    mkopencoreconfig-with-tt 8080 zope/etc/zope.conf ../../../var/secret.txt ../../../var/admin.txt ./ > opencore-with-tt.ini

    The first two arguments are the same as mkopencoreconfig above. The third and fourth arguments are the paths to your shared secret and admin info files (which are written outside the ./builds directory by Fassembler, since they don’t change on every build). The last argument is a base path for TaskTracker to place some of its data including template caches and the SQLite database.

  3. Initialize the TaskTracker database:

    paster setup-app opencore-with-tt.ini#tasktracker

  4. Start the server:

run-opencore-wsgi zope/bin/zopectl opencore.ini

Currently theming (with Deliverance) is not in place, but otherwise the integration will actually Just Work as long as you’ve configured everything correctly.

It should also be possible to use this configuration with a pre-existing TaskTracker database; just edit the relevant lines in opencore-with-tt.ini to point them to your existing database instead of using a newly created SQLite database.

New in this version


TaskTracker is now themed with Deliverance. See README.txt for instructions.

If you already have an opencore-with-tt.ini file generated from repopencore 0.2, just add “.deliverance_rule_file = /path/to/repopencore/repopencore/deliverance.xml” to the [composite:main] section to upgrade.


Added support for TaskTracker in WSGI pipeline. See README.txt for instructions.

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