[IPython-dev] Qt console making great strides, please use it and let us know what works, what doesn't
tdimiduk at physics.harvard.edu
Mon Apr 11 17:05:56 EDT 2011
ctrl-k does not appear to be yanking properly (I cannot past again with
ctrl-y), at least for me. I am new on the list, so apologies if this is
a known limitation. Loving the new console though.
On 04/10/2011 11:18 PM, Fernando Perez 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
> And as always, a pull request is even better than a bug report!
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