[IPython-dev] IPEP 7: Notebook dependent frontends

Brian Granger ellisonbg at gmail.com
Mon Nov 19 12:13:42 EST 2012


I think there has been a bit of confusion.  I think the IPEP we need to
discuss at this point is for adding *native* support in the IPython
Notebook server for editing other file types using ACE/CodeMirror.  That
is, I think we want the notebook dashboard to show all file types (not just
notebooks) and when a user clicks on one of the other file types, they get
an editor window with that file.  This should be fully integrated with the
notebook UI+Server and on by default for all users.  I don't think we want
to go into the direction that you propose of allowing the creation of
completely custom UIs/Frontends.  The reason is that such UIs will require
custom server code to support, which raises a whole bunch of issues that we
are simply not ready to tackle in any way.  Does this make sense?

On this broader issue, the new Javascript plugins under review would
provide an implementation route for some of what you are talking about (the
client side, not the server side).

On Mon, Nov 19, 2012 at 8:33 AM, Carl Smith <carl.input at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi all
> Just a heads up for everyone on the mailing lists: There's a new IPEP.
> https://github.com/ipython/ipython/wiki/IPEP-7:-Notebook-dependent-frontends
> Thanks
> Carl
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Brian E. Granger
Cal Poly State University, San Luis Obispo
bgranger at calpoly.edu and ellisonbg at gmail.com
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