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Plock Rocks

Plock is a Plone installer for the pip-loving crowd. Plone is the ultimate open source enterprise CMS.

Understanding Plock

To understand Plock you must understand a few things:

  • The complexity of the Plone stack [1].
  • My desire to simplify, clarify and reduce-to-bare-elements everything I touch.
  • My willingness to mask complexity ...

Pillow 2015 Report

Pillow is the friendly PIL fork by Alex Clark and Contributors. PIL is the Python Imaging Library by Fredrik Lundh and Contributors.

The state of the Pillow

Pillow Fighter #2 Eric Soroos had some time constraints recently so I managed the Pillow 2.8 release. While preparing the release I ...

Don't sudo pip install

How many times have you seen this?

Reddit thread

Please do my homework

Reminiscent of this phenomenon, I'm slowly being driven insane by Redditors asking /r/Python to do their homework for them. E.g.

Question #1

In principle, and putting aside /r/learnpython, I have no problem with Redditors asking questions on /r/Python that are better suited to /r/learnpython. E.g ...

New Django Website

After a series of Django gigs in 2014, I had the urge to redevelop our company website in Django; I am very happy with the results. This overview is roughly in order of development from start to finish. And since I am a "packaging guy", I will take this opportunity ...

Packt is having a sale

Happy new year!

For those who haven't heard, PACKT is having a $5 "bonanza". Pick up some $5 Python books while you can! E.g.:

Popular Python titles

Sale ends tomorrow, check it out!

Pillow Runs Itself!

As of Pillow 2.6.0, the Pillow project almost completely runs itself!

Of course when I say "runs itself" I mean "runs without me", which is what every open source project lead hopes for. For the first time ever, I was able to:

  • Turn off GitHub Watching until two ...

Pillow 2-5-0 is out!

Pillow is the "friendly" PIL fork by Alex Clark and Contributors. PIL is the Python Imaging Library by Fredrik Lundh and Contributors

Since Pillow 2.0 the Pillow Team has adopted a quarterly release cycle; as such, Pillow 2.5.0 is out! Here's what's new in this ...

Plone 5 Alpha 2 is here!

This post is long overdue since Plone 5 alpha 2 was released on 2014-04-20! It is also too short. I may do a followup blog entry to review more features, depending on how well this one is received. I also want to talk more about Plock.

When Plone 4 alpha ...

I love collective-recipe-plonesite!

Whenever I answer tech support questions, I usually begin with a clean slate, e.g.:

$ pip install tmp virtualenv
$ cd `tmp`
$ virtualenv .
$ bin/pip install zc.buildout
$ bin/buildout init

Then I edit buildout.cfg to look like this:

[buildout]
extends = https://raw.github.com/plock/pins/master/plone-4-3

Then ...