[IPython-dev] Website

Brian Granger ellisonbg at gmail.com
Wed Jun 8 14:20:37 EDT 2011

On Wed, Jun 8, 2011 at 11:11 AM, Fernando Perez <fperez.net at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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 Please have a look, and let me know of any broken links, out of date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.
> Awesome!!!
> 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.

Yes, let's move the wiki to github, including the FAQ, Cookbook, etc.

> - 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.

I am strongly in favor of moving to another hosting situation and
using the ipython.org domain.

Let's also create an official IPython repo for the site so all of us
can commit/push directly to it.

> Cheers,
> f

Brian E. Granger
Cal Poly State University, San Luis Obispo
bgranger at calpoly.edu and ellisonbg at gmail.com

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