[IPython-dev] Towards IPython 1.0, the famous big cleanup

Fernando Perez Fernando.Perez at colorado.edu
Fri May 13 16:41:28 EDT 2005

Frédéric Mantegazza wrote:
> Le Vendredi 15 Avril 2005 01:19, Fernando Perez a écrit :
>>The changes made for Frederic Mantegazza/PyMAD showed at the same time
>>that the current code can really be used for fairly sophisticated things,
>>but that the architectural limitations make much of this painful.  The
>>fact that it looks pretty robust in such an environment makes me
>>comfortable calling a 'deep freeze' which will probably last several
>>months (ipython is a 'spare time' project, after all).
> I just want to say that using IPython is really great. We chose it for our 
> application to avoid the need to re-write all its wonderfull features 
> (completion, history, magic commands...).
> Our application also use Pyro, a remote server objects, and using Pyro 
> within IPython needed to add some little hack in IPython. At first, 
> Fernando explained me how to do these hacks, and in the same time, started 
> to add some hooks in its code. The 0.6.13 version contains all these 
> hooks :o)
> Users are very happy of the completion and docstrings on Pyro remote 
> objects, to have a customizable prompt (which is used as a simple status 
> bar), to have a simplified traceback on PyMAD exceptions and to be able to 
> mix up python code and magic commands in batch files.
> So, I would like to thank you again, Fernando, for the great job you did 
> during the last months. I really appreciate. And don't worry, I think I 
> will have some more ideas to interact with IPython, for the 1.0 relase ;o)
> PS : and I confirm that IPython is very robust, has our application runs 24 
> hours a day, without any problem.

I'd like to thank you for this comment.  It's always very nice to hear from 
users that one's work is actually providing something good for them (it's far 
more common to hear when things break).  I greatly appreciate it.

And your feedback has been tremendously useful to me as well, it will give me 
clear directions for certain parts of the rework (starting as soon as I get my 
laptop back from the shop and I can release the bugfix .14 to wrap up).



ps Frederic - sorry I never made it to Grenoble, my schedule turned out to be 
pretty crazy.  Next time :)

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