[IPython-dev] the state if IPython development...
ondrej at certik.cz
Wed Mar 19 15:53:59 EDT 2008
On Wed, Mar 19, 2008 at 12:26 AM, Fernando Perez <fperez.net at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Glenn,
> On Tue, Mar 18, 2008 at 2:05 PM, Glenn H Tarbox, PhD <glenn at tarbox.org> wrote:
> > On Tue, 2008-03-18 at 22:15 +0200, Ville M. Vainio wrote:
> > > On Tue, Mar 18, 2008 at 8:35 PM, Glenn H Tarbox, PhD
> > <glenn at tarbox.org> wrote:
> > > That tarball only has svn, which has been pretty much discontinued (we
> > > will just dump a bzr snapshot there, for curiosity's sake, but you
> > > shouldn't count on the svn anymore).
> > we should probably indicate this somewhere. There is very little
> > information being disseminated WRT where one should go for the bleeding
> > edge (which is the only place I feel comfortable :-)
> I take full responsibility for poor communications recently. In my
> defense, I've been traveling a lot and coding, and most of this work
> will directly or indirectly benefit ipython:
> - we had a sprint on sage/scipy at Enthought's headquarters in Austin
> in early March where several ipython devs also worked a lot, with
> great progress made by Brian and Min on a number of issues. We were
> also joined by Ondrej Certik (of sympy fame) and Stefan van der Walt
> (from numpy/scipy).
> - I returned to Berkeley where I've been working with Stefan on some
> prototype algorithms for an NSF grant proposal which, if funded, would
> benefit ipython. It's on mathematics and neuroscience, but the core
> implementation would all be in scipy/ipython.
> - We are right now in Paris holding a development meeting related to
> scipy and neuroimaging in Python; this is part of my 'real job' but it
> also involves ipython work and resources (I ran a demo this morning of
> ipython1 and some local labs are already testing things out for their
> - This weekend we'll hold a mini-sprint at Gael Varoquaux's house in
> Paris (from Mayavi2), to push forward on a number of key
> ipython1/ipython-trunk integration issues.
> So in summary, I've just been so swamped with this work that I've done
> a poor job of communicating it to the rest of the team, except for all
> the face-to-face conversations we've had.
> Perhaps this will convince me to get a blog: for the first time in my
> life I see the point of those things. While I never thought anyone
> would have a reason to be interested in my personal ramblings, it may
> be a good way to occasionally post things that aren't exactly pure
> mailing list announcements. By aggregating the posts at a place like
> http://planet.scipy.org, interested readers can follow the
> appropriately tagged posts.
> I'm afraid after this mini-update I'll disappear again; I need some
> sleep and we have a long day ahead tomorrow.
> I hope you'll forgive the incompleteness of this post, but I realize
> that we need to do a better job of community building. If you think
> that a blog would be the right resource (I know Ville already has one)
> to help on this front, let me know as I'd appreciate the feedback.
Yes, I think having a blog is an extremely good way of telling the world
about your intentions and also about what has been done.
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