[IPython-dev] IPython notebook on Windows Azure

Thomas Kluyver takowl@gmail....
Thu Jun 7 17:17:07 CDT 2012


On 7 June 2012 22:24, Brian Granger <ellisonbg@gmail.com> wrote:
> The "they" in this case was Fernando and I ;-) and we were meaning to
> email the list about this today, but you beat us to it.

Ah, apologies for stealing your thunder ;-). There was a bit of buzz
about Linux instances on Azure, which made me go and look at it.

We should make sure this - and equivalent instructions for AWS - are
clearly linked from our own site.

Also, if we're getting people to install from master, we should think
a bit about the future:
- These docs will probably be around for some time: will we always
recommend installing unreleased versions, or is that just while the
notebook is still improving so rapidly?
- What's the upgrade situation? We could easily end up with lots of
people running arbitrary development releases from whichever day they
ran the setup, with no obvious 'update' command.

For the latter point, I think Ubuntu with Julian's ipython-dev PPA is
a decent answer. It delivers new versions automatically, but if we
break something and the tests fail, no new package is built until the
tests are passing again. It also simplifies installation, because it
automatically pulls in pyzmq and tornado.

Thomas


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