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Professional Plone Development: Building robust, content-centric web applications with Plone 3, an open source Content Management System by Martin Aspeli

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Creating a Zope Instance Manually

To use Zope, we must first download and install its libraries and extensions, and then create an instance of the application server. The Zope instance keeps track of installed applications (such as Plone), any custom configuration settings, and the object database where all our content will live.

Later in this chapter, we will show how to automate the installation of Zope and creation of a development instance using the zc.buildout tool. Our custom buildout will be used to manage source code and configuration throughout the book. However, it is important to understand how to install Zope manually, not least because other documentation may assume you are using this style of installation.

First, download Zope from ...

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