[IPython-dev] Starting to plan for 0.11 (this time for real)

Fernando Perez fperez.net at gmail.com
Fri Oct 29 21:01:21 EDT 2010

Hi Thomas,

On Fri, Oct 29, 2010 at 3:30 AM, Thomas Kluyver <takowl at gmail.com> wrote:
> I don't know what sort of QA process it would need to go through, but could
> we look at doing a parallel release of IPython on Python 3? As it stands, it
> would have to just be the plain terminal version, but I think that's still
> valuable. I'm fairly happy that that side is working, and it passes all the
> automated tests.
> The Qt frontend is tantalisingly close to working, largely thanks to MinRK's
> work with pyzmq, and I hope I can clear the remaining roadblocks soon, but I
> don't know if it will be ready in a month. And if the new HTML frontend can
> work with it too, that's just icing on the cake.

This would be fantastic.  Given we have exactly *zero* official
IPython on python3, pretty much anything that works reasonably well at
the terminal would be great to have.  As long as the test suite and
basic interactive use are there, it will already be a great starting
point for anyone wanting to use python3.  With numpy already on
python3, we really want this moving.

To get things going, I've made a new Python3 team for the IPython organization:


For now I only added you and me to it because I don't want to
forcefully volunteer anyone else :)  But anyone who wants to help out
with this, just write back on list and I'll add you right away.

Thomas, I think the easiest way forward will be to move your py3 repo
to be owned by this team, as that will make it easier to get
collaboration from others, pull requests reviewed, etc.  Doing that on
a personally-held repo is awkward.   You need to ask github manually
to do it:


Once they've moved it, we'll announce it on the -user list as well as
the numpy one, and hopefully others will begin using this as well,
testing it, etc.

Many thanks for taking the initiative on this!!!



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