These commits add support for using git and hg pip editables, as well as plain directories to the setup_project -b option.
work in progress: start on external projects
Add support for pip VCS links as project bases.
Add local file handling to the clean_source method.
Fix variable references for VCS starter projects.
Add documentation for external starter projects.
Can you give an example of a live project that can be installed in this manner?
I am trying to create a new project using the latest dev branch of pinax-project-account and cannot see how to do this from the https://github.com/pinax/pinax-project-account page
see http://stackoverflow.com/questions/10804923/how-can-i-install-external-pinax-projects for more
Sorry, I can't; this pull request is actually deprecated in favor of a different implementation. I haven't been too involved in the project for a few months now, you may want to check on #pinax in IRC to see if they have made any progress.