This product provides a mini-framework for expressing the configured state of a Zope Site as a set of filesystem artifacts. These artifacts consist of declarative XML files, which spell out the configuration settings for each “tool” in the site , and supporting scripts / templates, in their “canonical” filesystem representations.
The setup_tool knows how to export / import configurations and scripts for the following components of a site:
Third-party products extend the tool by registering handlers for import / export of their unique tools.
See How-to: Writing setup handlers for Products.GenericSetup for a step by step how-to.
GenericSetup doesn’t ship with any profile. They have to be provided by third-party products and depend on the registered handlers.
See About Profiles for more details.