[IPython-dev] IPEP 3: Multiuser support in the notebook

Brian Granger ellisonbg at gmail.com
Sun Sep 9 12:13:14 EDT 2012

> Yes, this is a tough one: for many reasons a fully stateless server
> has many benefits, but it's also a real hindrance for other key use
> cases.  Managing long-running processes is very hard with the current
> design, and having all save operations send the full notebook back
> uplink is simply unsustainable in the long run as it makes the system
> unusable with large notebooks over asymmetric or metered links (such
> as mobile connections).
> We *will* have to come up with a solution where that state is managed
> server side somehow, the current design simply fails to solve this key
> use case that will become increasingly important as people move more
> and more from local notebook use to server-based one.

I agree this stuff is all important, but let's open an separate IPEP
for live collaboration and notebook saving issues.

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

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