Paster templates for standard NiteoWeb Plone projects
Starting, deploying and maintaining Plone 4 projects made easy
zopeskel.niteoweb is collection of ZopeSkel templates to help you standardize and automate the task of starting, deploying and maintaining a new Plone project. Its particularly helpful for less experienced Plone developers as they can get a properly structured and deployed Plone 4 project in no time. A complete tutorial on how to use these templates for your own projects is at http://ploneboutique.com.
It will help you to automate and standardize:
- Starting a new Plone 4 project that includes old- and new-style python, zope page template and css overrides, collective.xdv, etc.
- Adding your own functionalities and look to Plone 4.
- Staging and deploying your Plone 4 project on Rackspace Cloud server instance running CentOS, with Nginx in front and secured with iptables firewall (only $11 per month per instance!)
- Maintaining and upgrading your Plone 4 project on the production server.
By default the Plone 4 project you create with these templates is equiped with:
- latest collective.xdv with sample rules.xml and template.html,
- .svnignore files to ignore files/folders that should not be stored inside your code repository,
- base.cfg that holds global configuration for your buildout,
- versions.cfg that pins all your eggs to specific versions to ensure repeatability,
- development.cfg that builds a development environment,
- production.cfg that builds a production environment with ZEO,
- sphinx.cfg that is used to generate documentation for your code,
- test_setup.py that shows you how to write tests for your project,
- fabfile.py with Fabric commands to automatically deploy your code and data to a Rackspace Cloud server instance running CentOS,
- Sphinx documentation for your project,
- nginx.conf template to setup the Nginx web-proxy in front of your Zope,
- basic iptables configuration to deny access on all ports but the ones you actually use,
- munin-node.conf template to setup Munin system monitor node on your production server,
- and much more.
Installation is simple, just run ‘sudo easy_install zopeskel.niteoweb’ and you’re good to go. Go where? To http://ploneboutique.com.
Out-of-the-box, this package is intended for NiteoWeb’s internal projects. However, at http://ploneboutique.com you’ll find a comprehensive guide on how to use these templates for your own projects.
- add munin plugins for Zope and Nginx
- audit iptables
- audit sudoers
- audit sshd_config
- yum-security email notification
- per-version separation of documentation on packages.python.org
- test coverage plugin for Hudson
- properify version extraction in conf.py
- add docstrings to Fabric commands
- Nejc ‘zupo’ Zupan, NiteoWeb Ltd.
- Domen ‘iElectric’ Kozar, NiteoWeb Ltd.
- Automatically add project to Hudson. [iElectric]
- Beautifying guide content, adding screenshots, polishing. [zupo]
- Added Hudson. [iElectric]
- Importing docstrings from fabfile.py into Sphinx. [iElectric]
- Writing the actual guide. [zupo]
- Big cleanup, based on real-life experience on using these templates. [zupo]
- Went through the whole procedure and tested that it works. [zupo]
- Fix supervisord runtime error. [zupo]
- Debugging and cleanup. [zupo]
- Refactored maintenance_hostname to headquarters_hostname. [zupo]
- Added sendmail installation with Fabric. [zupo]
- Hidden some ZopeSkel questions. [zupo]
- Added ‘maintenance_ip’ question. [zupo]
- Ask for maintenance username when starting Fabric commands. [zupo]
- Many fixes to templates. [zupo]
- Pin down a specific version of Fabric. [zupo]
- Moved global config, Fabric and zest.releaser to production.cfg. [zupo]
- Changed comment banner styling. [zupo]
- Moved actual code into ./src. [zupo]
- Changed default IP. [zupo]
- Added Quick-start information. [zupo]
- Fixed sintax errors in production.cfg_tmpl [zupo]
- Added documentation structure. [zupo]
- Added zc.buildout and Sphinx. [zupo]
- Added zest.releaser to buildout [zupo]
- Added initial documentation. [zupo]
- Initial release. [zupo]
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