[IPython-dev] Different users - Auto Save - Clobbering

Matthias Bussonnier bussonniermatthias at gmail.com
Fri Feb 6 12:37:54 EST 2015

Hi John, 

Le 6 févr. 2015 à 08:05, John Omernik <john at omernik.com> a écrit :

> Hey all, I know iPython Notebooks isn't quite multiuser, but in the
> mean time, I have a question I am having a hard time answering.
> I have a process right now where someone will be going in and editing
> and creating notebooks.  This is my "writer"   (at this point we are
> in a trusted env, therefore we are just using the same iPython
> Notebook server)
> If he opens a notebook, and then adds a bunch of stuff and keeps it
> open.  Then someone else connects to the same notebook, but just
> observers... will the autosave on the "quasi" read only person's
> computer clobber changes made by the first?

Yes. Though the auto save might not trigger if the notebook is really not changed. 

> Should I setup a system to
> allow on read only access of the other users?

Probably, have  a look at Jupyterhub: 


Which is multi-user in a ro/rw fashion. 
you can also add an extension that auto reaload for the "reader" 

Hope that helps until we have true live collaboration. 

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