[IPython-dev] Notebook development plans

Brian Granger ellisonbg at gmail.com
Tue Jan 31 21:28:23 EST 2012


You may have noticed that the pace of notebook development has
accelerated recently.  The reason behind this is that Fernando, Min
and I have some DoD funding to work on the notebook/IPython.parallel
this year.  Through late March, I am working full time on the notebook
and after that I will continue to spend a significant fraction of my
time on the notebook through summer.

A number of you have started to contribute to the notebook.  We
greatly appreciate this as there is *much* to be done.  We have been
doing some planning and wanted to bring everyone up to speed.

* Increasingly, the notebook is moving in the direction of being a
full blown multiuser web-app with notions of multiple directories,
projects, sharing, publishing, etc.  This will involve a massive
amount of design work and there are many stakeholders involved.  We
plan on doing much of this design work at PyCon.  Please let us know
if you will be there and we will work hard to include everyone.
* With the pace of notebook development moving very quickly, much is
being done out of the sight of the lists and github issues.  Weeks or
months before we actually start coding on an aspect of the notebook,
we start thinking, having person-to-person discussions, etc.  What
this means is that if you are thinking about working on the notebook,
you should contact the dev list first to coordinate with us.

These are very exciting times for IPython and we thank everyone who is



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

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