[IPython-dev] Discovering kernels/profiles

Stéfan van der Walt stefan at sun.ac.za
Sun Nov 10 20:31:49 EST 2013

On Sat, 09 Nov 2013 13:49:52 -0800, Thomas Kluyver wrote:
> - On installation, kernels should place a small json file in a specific
> directory. There will be a per-user directory (e.g. ~/.ipython/kernels) and
> a systemwide one (e.g. /usr/share/ipython/kernels)

It might also be good to expose an API to dynamically add kernels after
startup (or at least keep that possibility in mind, so that the file
approach doesn't lead to a design that favors configuring everything


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