[IPython-dev] Website

Fernando Perez fperez.net at gmail.com
Wed Jun 8 14:11:40 EDT 2011

On Wed, Jun 8, 2011 at 10:25 AM, Thomas Kluyver <takowl at gmail.com> wrote:
> I've put the built website up so it's easy to evaluate:
> http://takluyver.github.com/ipython-website/
> Please have a look, and let me know of any broken links, out of date
> information, and so on. I think it's an improvement on the moin wiki, so
> barring any major problems, I'd hope it can go live alongside or before the
> 0.11 release.


I would really like to thank both Komal and Thomas for making this
happen, as well as apologizing to Komal for having initially ignored
your great work that got this ball moving.  I hope you won't take it
as a slight, and will be interested in participating again in the
project (whether on website work or anything else).

OK, how should we proceed?  The only problem is that I'm knee-deep
into the writing of *two* grants, both of which will directly benefit
IPython in a major way if funded, but which are taking up a lot of my
time. AKA, I'm swamped but happy to delegate.

As far as I'm concerned, that is already so much nicer than what we
had, that I'd be happy to move *today*.  It would be great to give our
scipy'11 talk with 0.11 off a nice new website :)

The points I can think of are:

- wiki: do we move off moin to the github one?  That seems a
no-brainer to me, but I haven't actually used the gh wiki, so perhaps
it's not a good idea for some reason I'm not aware of.

- logistics of moving: the hosting is currently off the scipy.org
server.  Thomas, I'm happy to give you login access on the ipython
account if you just send me your public ssh key.

Alternatively we can look into hosting it elsewhere if we want to have
a more updated platform.  The scipy.org server is stuck in a time
dilation bubble running Fedora 4, released 6 years ago and
unmaintained for almost as many, so doing anything useful on that
server is a major exercise in frustration, since you're stuck running
python2.4 and ages-old libraries.  I do have a dreamhost account with
unlimited hosting that is at least running debian 5 and has some more
up-to-date tools (though we'd still need to do a home build of
python2.6/3 on it).  I also own the ipython.org  domain, which
currently just redirects to ipython.scipy.org, but we could switch to
using that.



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