[IPython-dev] make ipython work over web

Brian Granger ellisonbg at gmail.com
Mon Mar 29 13:27:56 EDT 2010


On Mon, Mar 29, 2010 at 10:25 AM, Robert Kern <robert.kern at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 2010-03-29 12:15 PM, Brian Granger wrote:
>> Robert,
>> On Mon, Mar 29, 2010 at 7:47 AM, Robert Kern<robert.kern at gmail.com>  wrote:
>>> You may be interested in using the new HTML5 WebSocket API. There is a
>>> compatibility library for older browsers and Python integration:
>>>    http://orbited.org/
>> Thanks!  I have not been keeping up with HTML5.  I will talk to the
>> 0MQ team about implementing the 0MQ wire protocol with this.  Orbited
>> looks interesting, but relies on Twisted, which is going to hold back
>> the python 3 transition.  This stuff is exactly what we need in the
>> browser though.
> Orbited is just a relay hub. It's a separate application. While it would be nice
> if it ran on the same Python version as the IPython process, it doesn't have to.
> Any Python 3 system you deploy to will have Python 2 for a long, long time. I
> don't think it would hold up IPython (or even a web notebook component of
> IPython) from transitioning to Python 3.

Good point - even if our core code moves away from twisted, python 2.x
isn't going away anytime soon.



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> Robert Kern
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>  that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had
>  an underlying truth."
>   -- Umberto Eco
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Brian E. Granger, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Physics
Cal Poly State University, San Luis Obispo
bgranger at calpoly.edu
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