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Developer(s)Jim Fulton (programmer)
Stable release
3.0.1[1] Edit this on Wikidata / 8 November 2022; 15 months ago (8 November 2022)
Written inPython
Operating systemWindows, POSIX
TypeSoftware development tools
LicenseZope Public License Edit this at Wikidata, PyPI page

Buildout is an open-source software build tool. Buildout is created using the Python programming language. It implements a principle of separation of configuration from the scripts that do the setting up. Buildout is primarily used to download and set up dependencies in Python eggs format of the software being developed or deployed. Recipes for build tasks in any environment can be created, and many are already available.

Major features[edit]

  • Configuration files are INI format
  • Support for setuptools and eggs[2]
  • Plugin support through Buildout recipes[3]

Sample configuration[edit]

  develop = .
  parts = test

  recipe = zc.recipe.testrunner
  eggs = theegg

Notable applications[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Release 3.0.1". 8 November 2022. Retrieved 7 December 2022.
  2. ^ "Zc.buildout: System for managing development buildouts".
  3. ^ "Buildout Recipes — Buildout v1.2.1 documentation". Archived from the original on 2009-05-05. Retrieved 2009-05-09.
  4. ^ "Managing projects with Buildout — Plone CMS: Open Source Content Management". Archived from the original on 2009-09-06. Retrieved 2009-05-09.

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