[IPython-dev] Future of the IPython widget system

Matthias Bussonnier bussonniermatthias at gmail.com
Mon Mar 16 20:06:26 EDT 2015

Le 16 mars 2015 à 15:28, Sid <itissid at gmail.com> a écrit :

> Hi,
> Could one of the devs comment on the direction and motivations of the widget system.
> I understand that the widget system was probably invented for IPython to communicate to the browser for its own UI needs.

Technically there are comms and widgets as twi difference abstractions. 

For widgets: 

> But:
> 1  What are the plans for its stability vis-a-vis its usability to general end users?

Basic library, someone could build on top. 

> 2 What APIs are likely to change post 3.0 if we assume that the current system API is stable in its current form. 

Lot can change, it will be split into its own package soon-ish.

> OR
> 3 Are there alternatives being considered to replace the extant system in case a total revamp is planned for the API.

Always iterating and searching for better API/libs to be used with. 

> -Regards
> Sid
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