[IPython-dev] A 'static demo' mode for the notebook, so we could keep a more visible version of the examples up?

Min RK benjaminrk@gmail....
Sun Jun 10 00:34:21 CDT 2012


The old read-only did exactly this if no password was set, but if I recall the reorg totally broke read only.

-MinRK

On Jun 9, 2012, at 6:19 PM, Fernando Perez <fperez.net@gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi folks,
> 
> I was just thinking: would it make sense to have something like a
> `--no-kernels` flag to the notebook that would behave like a 'hard
> read-only' mode, where the server would simply never instantiate any
> kernel whatsoever (neither for a notebook nor exposing the cluster
> tab)?
> 
> I'm thinking that such a flag would be very useful in order to run a
> very safe notebook server to simply present the nicely rendered
> version of all the files in it.  I'm specifically thinking this would
> let us have a persistent address to show our example notebooks, for
> which we currently resort to just pointing people to the repo:
> 
> https://github.com/ipython/ipython/tree/master/docs/examples/notebooks
> 
> This isn't a very useful way of showing that content to interested
> users, but if we could run a persistent server without any risk that
> would solve this problem easily for now.   Eventually we'll fold
> high-quality notebook conversion into our built docs, etc, but this
> seemed like a useful solution anyways...
> 
> Thoughts?
> 
> f
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