bobtemplates introduction

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bobtemplates.plone provides a mr.bob template to generate packages for Plone projects.

To create a package like collective.myaddon:

$ mrbob -O collective.myaddon bobtemplates.plone:addon

You can also create a package with nested namespace:

$ mrbob -O collective.foo.myaddon bobtemplates.plone:addon

Options

On creating a package you can choose from the following options. The default value is in [square brackets]:

Package Type? [Basic]
Options are Basic, Dexterity and Theme.
Author’s name
Should be something like ‘John Smith’.
Author’s email
Should be something like ‘john@plone.org’.
Author’s github username
Should be something like ‘john’.
Package description [An add-on for Plone]
One-liner describing what this package does. Should be something like ‘Plone add-on that …’.
Plone version [4.3.4]
Which Plone version would you like to use?
Add example view? [True]
Do you want to register a browser view ‘demoview’ as an example?

Features

Package created with bobtemplates.plone use the current best-practices when creating an addon.

Buildout
The package is contained in a buildout that allows you to build Plone with the new package installed for testing-purposes.
Tests
The package comes with a test setup and some tests for installing the package. It also contains a robot-test that tests logging in. The buildout also contains a config to allow testing the package on travis that sends notifications by email to the package autor.
Profile
The package contains a Generic Setup Profile that installs a browserlayer.
Locales
The package registers a directory for locales.
Template-Overrides
The package registers the folder browser/overrides as a directory where you can drop template-overrides using z3c.jbot.
Setuphandler
The package contains a setuphandlers.py where you can add code that is executed on installing the package.

Compatibility

Addons created with bobtemplates.plone are tested to work in Plone 4.3.x and Plone 5. They should also work with older versions but that was not tested.

Installation

Use in a buildout

[buildout]
parts += mrbob

[mrbob]
recipe = zc.recipe.egg
eggs =
    mr.bob
    bobtemplates.plone

This creates a mrbob-executeable in your bin-directory. Call it from the src-directory of your Plone project like this.:

$ ../bin/mrbob -O collective.foo bobtemplates.plone:addon

Installation in a virtualenv

You can also install bobtemplates.plone in a virtualenv.:

$ pip install mr.bob

$ pip install bobtemplates.plone

Now you can use it like this:

$ mrbob -O collective.foo bobtemplates.plone:addon

See mr.bob documentation for further information.