[IPython-dev] ipython in Fedora EPEL7

Thomas Kluyver takowl at gmail.com
Sat Feb 28 11:22:54 EST 2015

Hi Orion,

On 27 February 2015 at 18:27, Orion Poplawski <orion at cora.nwra.com> wrote:

> The questions facing us is whether or not to try to package up an (old)
> version with the notebook or drop the notebook for a newer version of
> ipython and provide the notebook in a COPR repo.
> We are currently limited by the version of python-tornado in RHEL7 -
> 2.2.1, which would limit us to ipython 1.2.1.
> Or we could package ipython (hopefully 3.0 at this point, but definitely
> 2.4.1) without the notebook.  Perhaps adding the notebook at a later
> point if RedHat updates python-tornado (not much expectation there).

I would package it without the notebook. We're already not supporting 1.x
releases, and even if you got 3.0 in, it will be out of date in a fraction
of the lifetime of a RHEL release. I'd rather people who want the notebook
be forced to install it another way than get an ancient version.

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