A nice post describing the experiences creating the build system fassembler.
Lately there’s been some interest in build processes among various people — Vellum was announced a while back, Ben has been looking for a tool and looking at Fabric, and Kevin announced Paver. At the same time zc.buildout is starting to gain some users outside of the Zope world, and I noticed Minitage as an abstraction on top of zc.buildout. A while ago I started working on a build project for Open Plans called fassembler . I think the result has been fairly successful and maintainable, and I thought I’d share some of my own reflections on that tool.