deployment is about running your application on a system for someone to use. Usually in the sense of a hosted solution delivered via a network.

see package_code for notes on publishing and releasing packages

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&client=firefox-a&channel=s&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&hs=ZaF&q=buildout++virtualenv&start=10&sa=N
buildout virtualenv - Google Search
http://blog.ianbicking.org/2008/06/19/my-experience-writing-a-build-system/
Ian Bicking: a blog :: My Experience Writing a Build System
http://groovie.org/2008/04/09/wheres-the-capistrano-knock-off-for-us-python-web-devs
Where's the Capistrano knock-off for us Python web devs?
http://stackoverflow.com/questions/160834/are-there-any-other-good-alternatives-to-zc-buildout-and-or-virtualenv-for-instal/160872
Are there any other good alternatives to zc.buildout and/or virtualenv for installing non-python dependencies? - Stack Overflow
http://wiki.pylonshq.com/display/pylonscommunity/Howto+install+Pylons+with+buildout
Howto install Pylons with buildout - Pylons Community - PythonWeb
http://plone.tv/media/1099397668/view
Buildout and Virtualenv: A Repeatable Solution for Plone by Josh Kidd and Paul Bugni — Plone TV - screencasts, podcasts and videos about Plone and Zope
http://wiki.python.org/moin/buildout/pycon2008%20tutorial
buildout/pycon2008 tutorial - PythonInfo Wiki
http://www.minitage.org/doc/rst/
Welcome to Minitage’s documentation! — Minitage v0.4.1 documentation
http://www.minitage.org/doc/rst/about.html
About — Minitage v0.4.1 documentation
http://plone.org/documentation/tutorial/buildout/tutorial-all-pages
Managing projects with Buildout — Plone CMS: Open Source Content Management
http://pypi.python.org/pypi/zc.buildout
Python Package Index : zc.buildout 1.1.1
http://just-another.net/2009/01/18/byteflowdjangosupervisordnginx-win/
Benjamin Smith : byteflow/django+supervisord+nginx = WIN
http://pypi.python.org/pypi/collective.recipe.modwsgi/
Python Package Index : collective.recipe.modwsgi 1.0
http://pypi.python.org/pypi/pip
Python Package Index : pip 0.3.1
http://lincolnloop.com/blog/2008/dec/7/simple-easy-deployment-fabric-and-virtualenv/
Simple & Easy Deployment with Fabric and Virtualenv | Django Web Development - Lincoln Loop
http://github.com/lincolnloop/lincoln-loop-deploy/tree/master
lincolnloop's lincoln-loop-deploy at master - GitHub
http://www.nongnu.org/fab/
Fabric - index
https://launchpad.net/vellum/
Vellum: Simple Python Can Build Many Things in Launchpad
http://www.blueskyonmars.com/projects/paver/
Paver: Easy Scripting for Software Projects — Paver v0.8 documentation
http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&client=firefox-a&rls=org.mozilla%3Aen-US%3Aofficial&q=paver+fabric+python&btnG=Search
paver fabric python - Google Search
http://mail.python.org/pipermail/chicago/2009-January/005327.html
[Chicago] Capistrano alternatives
http://lucumr.pocoo.org/2008/7/17/deploying-python-web-applications
Deploying Python Web Applications » Armin Ronacher


http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&client=firefox-a&channel=s&rls=org.mozilla%3Aen-US%3Aofficial&hs=eis&q=pylons+mod_wsgi+virtualenv&btnG=Search
pylons mod_wsgi virtualenv - Google Search
http://wiki.pylonshq.com/label/apache
Label: apache - Labels - PythonWeb
http://wiki.pylonshq.com/display/pylonscookbook/Pylons+deployment+with+daemontools
Pylons deployment with daemontools - Pylons Cookbook - PythonWeb
http://wiki.pylonshq.com/display/pylonscookbook/Manage+Pylons+application+with+supervisord
Manage Pylons application with supervisord - Pylons Cookbook - PythonWeb
http://wiki.pylonshq.com/display/pylonscookbook/Scripts+for+paster+serve
Scripts for paster serve - Pylons Cookbook - PythonWeb
http://pypi.python.org/pypi/collective.lead
Python Package Index : collective.lead 1.0
http://supervisord.org/
Supervisor
http://maintainable.com/
Maintainable Software
http://blog.ianbicking.org/2007/10/10/workingenv-is-dead-long-live-virtualenv/
Ian Bicking: a blog :: Workingenv is dead, long live Virtualenv!



deployment tools seem to boil down to
fabric
paver
vellum
buildout

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&client=firefox-a&channel=s&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&hs=ZaF&q=buildout++virtualenv&start=10&sa=N
buildout virtualenv - Google Search
http://blog.ianbicking.org/2008/06/19/my-experience-writing-a-build-system/
Ian Bicking: a blog :: My Experience Writing a Build System
http://groovie.org/2008/04/09/wheres-the-capistrano-knock-off-for-us-python-web-devs
Where's the Capistrano knock-off for us Python web devs?
http://stackoverflow.com/questions/160834/are-there-any-other-good-alternatives-to-zc-buildout-and-or-virtualenv-for-instal/160872
Are there any other good alternatives to zc.buildout and/or virtualenv for installing non-python dependencies? - Stack Overflow
http://wiki.pylonshq.com/display/pylonscommunity/Howto+install+Pylons+with+buildout
Howto install Pylons with buildout - Pylons Community - PythonWeb
http://plone.tv/media/1099397668/view
Buildout and Virtualenv: A Repeatable Solution for Plone by Josh Kidd and Paul Bugni — Plone TV - screencasts, podcasts and videos about Plone and Zope
http://wiki.python.org/moin/buildout/pycon2008%20tutorial
buildout/pycon2008 tutorial - PythonInfo Wiki
http://www.minitage.org/doc/rst/
Welcome to Minitage’s documentation! — Minitage v0.4.1 documentation
http://www.minitage.org/doc/rst/about.html
About — Minitage v0.4.1 documentation
http://plone.org/documentation/tutorial/buildout/tutorial-all-pages
Managing projects with Buildout — Plone CMS: Open Source Content Management
http://pypi.python.org/pypi/zc.buildout
Python Package Index : zc.buildout 1.1.1
http://just-another.net/2009/01/18/byteflowdjangosupervisordnginx-win/
Benjamin Smith : byteflow/django+supervisord+nginx = WIN
http://pypi.python.org/pypi/collective.recipe.modwsgi/
Python Package Index : collective.recipe.modwsgi 1.0
http://pypi.python.org/pypi/pip
Python Package Index : pip 0.3.1
http://github.com/lincolnloop/lincoln-loop-deploy/tree/master
lincolnloop's lincoln-loop-deploy at master - GitHub
http://lincolnloop.com/blog/2008/dec/7/simple-easy-deployment-fabric-and-virtualenv/
Simple & Easy Deployment with Fabric and Virtualenv | Django Web Development - Lincoln Loop
http://www.nongnu.org/fab/
Fabric - index
https://launchpad.net/vellum/
Vellum: Simple Python Can Build Many Things in Launchpad
http://www.blueskyonmars.com/projects/paver/
Paver: Easy Scripting for Software Projects — Paver v0.8 documentation
http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&client=firefox-a&rls=org.mozilla%3Aen-US%3Aofficial&q=paver+fabric+python&btnG=Search
paver fabric python - Google Search
http://mail.python.org/pipermail/chicago/2009-January/005327.html
[Chicago] Capistrano alternatives
http://lucumr.pocoo.org/2008/7/17/deploying-python-web-applications
Deploying Python Web Applications » Armin Ronacher


one of the links below hammers CPU usage

http://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-a&rls=org.mozilla%3Aen-US%3Aofficial&channel=s&hl=en&q=buildout+vs+virtualenv&btnG=Google+Search
buildout vs virtualenv - Google Search
http://www.jfroche.be/blogging/archive/2007/12/06/buildout-and-virtualenv
Buildout and Virtualenv — Jfroche World
http://www.mail-archive.com/pylons-discuss@googlegroups.com/msg09528.html
Re: buildout vs virtualenv for pylons and/or other wsgi apps?
http://plone.org/events/regional/plone-symposium-2008/buildout-and-virtualenv-a-repeatable-solution-for-plone
Buildout and Virtualenv: A Repeatable Solution for Plone — Plone CMS: Open Source Content Management
http://media.plone.org/video/conference/2008/PloneSymposiumEast/Plone%20Room%20D-E/Day%202%20Videos/Josh%20Kidd/Buildout%20and%20Virtualenv.mov
Buildout and Virtualenv.mov (video/quicktime Object)
http://www.google.com/search?q=python+capistrano&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a
python capistrano - Google Search
http://groovie.org/2008/04/09/wheres-the-capistrano-knock-off-for-us-python-web-devs
Where's the Capistrano knock-off for us Python web devs?
http://bud.ca/
Blog of Wheat — bud.ca
http://www.reddit.com/r/programming/comments/75w0p/fabric_lightweight_capistranolike_deployment_tool/
Fabric: lightweight Capistrano-like deployment tool written in Python : programming
http://www.nongnu.org/fab/
Fabric - index
http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&client=firefox-a&rls=org.mozilla%3Aen-US%3Aofficial&hs=E1Y&q=vellum+python&btnG=Search
vellum python - Google Search
https://blueprints.launchpad.net/
Launchpad Blueprints
http://claytron.com/blog
robotic thoughts...

https://launchpad.net/vellum/
Vellum: Simple Python Can Build Many Things in Launchpad
http://www.blueskyonmars.com/projects/paver/
Paver: Easy Scripting for Software Projects — Paver v0.8 documentation