[IPython-dev] IPython development: course adjustment required

Brian Granger ellisonbg.net at gmail.com
Tue Jun 3 12:07:50 EDT 2008

Thanks everyone for the feedback.  It definitely seems like this is a
very good choice for us and that it will energize the development
process.  I will begin to merge ipython1 things into IPython soon
(hopefully this week).



On Tue, Jun 3, 2008 at 2:49 AM, Ondrej Certik <ondrej at certik.cz> wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 3, 2008 at 8:00 AM, Fernando Perez <fperez.net at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Mon, Jun 2, 2008 at 2:04 AM, Johann Cohen-Tanugi
>> <cohen at slac.stanford.edu> wrote:
>>> hi there,
>>> I am even more a spectator than John, but I fully concur with the
>>> conclusions that incrementing ipy0 is the right approach. I have been
>>> downloading both versions of ipython in order to check where were the
>>> features I needed or wanted to explore, and the parallelism is certainly
>>> not available to any ipython user as it stands now. I somewhat
>>> sheepishly asked in this list a few weeks ago why there were no ipython1
>>> executable  to try out the corresponding features!
>>> You might even gain in developer's base by proceeding this way ;)
>> That's precisely the plan :)  As long as we're careful not to piss
>> people off by breaking too many things at the same time, what users
>> will experience will be the gradual growth of the parallel features
>> inside a tool they already use for everyday work.  This is something I
>> was blind enough to overlook for a long time.  Yes, I'm kicking
>> myself, you don't need to :)
>>> So, +1 big time on reconsidering developing ipy1 within ipy0!
>> Thanks for the feedback, much appreciated.
> Hi Fernando and other ipython developers,
> I never fully understood why you started ipython1 as a separate
> project instead of improving ipython that everyone knows
> and is in all distributions. So all I can say is a big +1.
> Another mistake would have been to release something usable in a year.
> That's too late. However releasing things that are ready in small
> improvements now is the way to go.
> Ondrej
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