[IPython-dev] [IPython-User] New favicon

Fernando Perez fperez.net at gmail.com
Wed Jun 15 18:14:04 EDT 2011

On Wed, Jun 15, 2011 at 2:38 PM, Thomas Kluyver <takowl at gmail.com> wrote:

> I like the ][ form because it's fairly unambiguous (I think it's
> sufficiently distinctive from Apple's), and is easily made into a
> recognisable favicon. There's nothing obvious to do with the IP[y] logo at
> 16x16 pixels, and it could carry the 'IP' connotations Klonuo mentioned.
> (Aside: it's really tricky, trying to look at the logo as if I'd never seen
> it before.)

One drawback of the ][ is that the prompts don't really look like that, it's
just a play with brackets and the letter I.

BTW, the IP connotation doesn't bother me in the slightest, we've had
IPython with that spelling for so long that I have no problem with a bit of
a name collision.  It's impossible today to avoid all name collisions in any

Sorry, I'll need to tune out again of this conversation at the worst
possible time, but real job calls (more like yells)...

It seems to me that, given the lack of any clear consensus/happiness on new
ideas, a conservative approach should win.

And honestly, if we simply keep what we have it won't be the end of the
world: having a clean website we can update easily and control with git is
the major win here, we don't need to burn too many cycles on the banner

Much more importantly: we're starting to get close to release time deadline,
and I think our energies would be better spent on that...  I'm drowning in
deadlines (some that will benefit ipython majorly if they work out, but
those are longer term), so what little time I have for this now I'll spend
on getting us closer to release.


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