[IPython-dev] the state if IPython development...

Ondrej Certik 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
>  work).
>  - 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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