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version 1.0b1 on Jan 5th, 2011

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,

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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

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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.

To do

  • 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.
0.2a2 (unreleased)
  • Automatically add project to Hudson. [iElectric]
  • Beautifying guide content, adding screenshots, polishing. [zupo]
0.2a1 (2010-10-23)
  • 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]
0.1 (2010-08-30)
  • Went through the whole procedure and tested that it works. [zupo]
0.1a6 (2010-08-29)
  • Fix supervisord runtime error. [zupo]
  • Debugging and cleanup. [zupo]
0.1a5 (2010-08-29)
  • 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]
0.1a4 (2010-08-28)
  • 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]
0.1a3 (2010-08-27)
  • Fixed sintax errors in production.cfg_tmpl [zupo]
  • Added documentation structure. [zupo]
  • Added zc.buildout and Sphinx. [zupo]
0.1a2 (2010-08-26)
  • Added zest.releaser to buildout [zupo]
  • Added initial documentation. [zupo]
0.1a1 (2010-08-26)
  • Initial release. [zupo]

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