[Chandler-dev] Feeds parcel is now a plugin egg - please "make purge"

Brian Kirsch bkirsch at osafoundation.org
Wed Apr 12 13:29:53 PDT 2006

Hi pje,
This is great stuff!

However, when I run make after downloading the feed parcel plugin I get 
a 404 error.

curl: (22) The requested URL returned error: 404
make: *** [../downloads//Chandler_FeedsPlugin-0.1-py2.4.egg] Error 22  


Brian Kirsch -  Cosmo Developer / Chandler Internationalization Engineer
Open Source Applications Foundation
543 Howard St. 5th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94105

Phillip J. Eby wrote:

> I've now ported the feeds parcel to a plugin project (under 
> projects/Chandler-FeedsPlugin), using the approach described here:
> http://lists.osafoundation.org/pipermail/chandler-dev/2006-March/005552.html 
> If you're going to work on the feeds parcel, please see the README.txt 
> I've included in that directory, and let me know if you have any 
> questions.
> If anybody wants to experiment with porting other plugin parcels to 
> the new project format, feel free to use the existing projects as 
> examples.
> In the case of the feeds parcel, no code changes were necessary; I 
> simply did the following (from the 'chandler' directory):
>    mkdir projects/Chandler-FeedsPlugin
>    svn mv parcels/feeds projects/Chandler-FeedsPlugin
>    cd projects/Chandler-FeedsPlugin
>    cp ../Chandler-HelloWorldPlugin/setup.py .
>    cp ../Chandler-HelloWorldPlugin/README.txt .
> And then I edited the setup.py, focusing mainly on things like the 
> description, project name/version number, specifying the test package, 
> and updating the "entry points" list to include the feeds parcel.  You 
> can compare the two existing plugins' setup.py files to get an idea of 
> what things to change, and these two documentation links provide 
> additional background on the options you can specify in a setup script:
> http://python.org/doc/2.4.1/dist/setup-script.html
> http://peak.telecommunity.com/DevCenter/setuptools#new-and-changed-setup-keywords 
> Once this was done, I ran the plugin's unit tests using:
>     RunPython setup.py test
> Since I'd set the test_suite to 'feeds.tests', this ran the plugin's 
> unit tests.  Or rather, it tried and failed, because 'feeds/tests' 
> wasn't actually a package for some reason.  So I added an __init__.py:
>     touch feeds/tests/__init__.py
>     RunPython setup.py test
> and reran the tests, which then passed.
> I then installed the plugin in development mode, so I could run 
> Chandler with it, and fix any bugs without having to build and install 
> an .egg file:
>     RunPython setup.py develop
>     cd ../..
>     ./chandler.exe --create
> Everything seemed to be working okay, so I edited the 
> chandler/Makefile to add the plugin to the BUNDLED_PLUGINS and 
> BUILD_PLUGINS variables.  Then I ran:
>     make binaries-Chandler-FeedsPlugin
>     make install
> Which builds a .egg file in the ../downloads directory, and then 
> installs it.
> Minus the time I spent running tests and fixing a minor Makefile 
> issue, the total port time was a matter of minutes.  Of course, I've 
> done a lot of work with setup scripts before, so it might take other 
> folks a little bit longer to do one.  Still, the plugin setup scripts 
> are only 15 lines long, and you'll edit only maybe 7 or 8 of those, 
> mostly to change the names for your project.
> Finally, I checked in my changes...  and broke the build because the 
> .egg file has to be manually approved to get to the download 
> directory.  Oops.  Bear and I are now discussing how to deal with that 
> issue, but for now, be sure to check with him before checking in a new 
> plugin project (or new version of an existing one), so that the 
> changed egg(s) will get staged correctly.
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