[IPython-dev] Qt console making great strides, please use it and let us know what works, what doesn't

Brian Granger ellisonbg at gmail.com
Mon Apr 11 02:23:56 EDT 2011

On Sun, Apr 10, 2011 at 8:18 PM, Fernando Perez <fperez.net at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
> now that our codebase is starting to settle down into the shape the
> next release will look like, it would be great if we start getting
> more feedback.  In particular, Evan Patterson has done a great job of
> fine-tuning the Qt console so that it's a really useful tool for
> everyday work, and while we've tried to be much more disciplined about
> testing things now, the reality of GUI apps is that some things are
> very difficult to test short of humans using them.
> So if you would like to start using it, and reporting what doesn't
> work either here or even better, on the bug tracker, that would be
> great.  Evan today just merged a change that fixes what in my eyes was
> one of the major usability issues left: when you moved out of a cell
> you had already edited, you lost your unexecuted changes.  This could
> be very annoying in practice, but now the console automatically
> remembers these changes.  I think with this issue fixed, it makes for
> a great environment to experiment and work in.  My favorite way to
> start it is with this alias:
> alias iqlab='ipython-qtconsole --paging vsplit --pylab'
> and sometimes I'll add "inline" if I want inline figures (I'm working
> on a patch to allow toggling of inline/floating figures at runtime,
> but it's not ready yet).
> So use it, pound on it, let us know how it goes.  We'd like this to be
> really a production-ready tool when 0.11 goes out.
> A big thanks to Evan for the great work he's done and being so
> responsive, as well as Mark and others who have pitched in with the Qt
> code.

+1.  Thanks Evan!



> And as always, a pull request is even better than a bug report!
> Cheers,
> f
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Brian E. Granger
Cal Poly State University, San Luis Obispo
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