[IPython-dev] Separating the notebook from the file manager+text editor+terminal

Brian Granger ellisonbg at gmail.com
Wed Aug 13 14:53:28 EDT 2014

Yes, it is really cool (moving files in GitHub UI). There are two ways
you can change a files directory and both use the same UI: 1) when
creating a new file in the UI and 2) when editing a file in the UI.

In both cases, the UI shows the name of the file, preceeded by its
path. It looks like only the name is editable, but if you type a "/"
in the name it turns that into a new subdir in the path and if you
press "delete" when in the L-most position of the name, you delete the
previous path segment. It is wicked cool and lightweight.

On Wed, Aug 13, 2014 at 2:43 PM, Damián Avila <damianavila at gmail.com> wrote:
> I also agree on the modularity... with the code base getting bigger and
> bigger it would be very useful to have the pieces split, and I think that
> having separate repos is a necessary but not sufficient step towards a real
> split. I think that having separate repos makes easier to make devs/users to
> work in specific parts as a team as Thomas pointed out before...
> Regarding the second Bryan's point, I also thing that our notebook server
> should run a fixed and consistent set of components for all users. Maybe my
> vision is a little biased here, but I think the set of notebook, terminal,
> text-editor and dashboard is the minimal and well balance set of tool to
> completely achieve the majority of our user's uses cases, despite the
> variability on the use cases community...
> About the dashboard, we can (and have) to make it better, and people will
> continue try to push toward a file manager, because it is the natural
> evolution... and because probably everyone would like to have something like
> that in their browsers. In any case, if enough people want to work on that,
> as a separate repo, we can probably embrace them and replace the dashboard,
> but it is clear, at least for me and I think fo all, that a full-featured
> file manager is beyond our scope...
> 2014-08-13 15:31 GMT-03:00 Thomas Kluyver <takowl at gmail.com>:
>> On 13 August 2014 11:22, Brian Granger <ellisonbg at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> ...the github UI. It basically has our UI, with a few extra
>>> things for moving files around.
>> You can move files in the Github UI? I've never come across that.
>> Thomas
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Brian E. Granger
Cal Poly State University, San Luis Obispo
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