[IPython-dev] Easy Installation

Thomas Kluyver takowl at gmail.com
Sun Jun 10 19:15:07 EDT 2012

On 10 June 2012 18:14, Carl Smith <carl.input at gmail.com> wrote:
> I'm just posting a couple of sceenshots I took of the Launcher. It's
> pretty minimal, but I find it works nicely for now. There's one as it
> looks when you first see it, when it's empty, and one of with some
> stuff going on.

Thanks, that looks pretty handy. A couple of questions/suggestions:

- I don't see any 'stop serving' button in the screenshots. Can the
user stop a notebook server from this interface, or do you have to go
to AWS? Also, are the notebooks stored somewhere that persists when
you stop the server, or are they only there as long as you keep the
instance running?
- The UI and/or the guide could mention what sort of instance you
start up, and what the hourly price is. (And an obvious future
expansion is to let the user choose the instance type).
- If you're storing AWS keys, the data needs to be stored securely. I
imagine Google mostly take care of that for the app engine datastore,
but it would be good to have a note to reassure the user about it.

Best wishes,

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