[IPython-dev] Packaging javascript views as a self-contained package

MinRK benjaminrk@gmail....
Sat Mar 23 14:52:16 CDT 2013


On Sat, Mar 23, 2013 at 12:45 PM, Matthias BUSSONNIER <
bussonniermatthias@gmail.com> wrote:

>
> Le 23 mars 2013 à 13:46, yoval p. a écrit :
>
> > Hi,
> >
> > I've been looking for a way to package views as single file
> > the python,js and static assets of a "widget" for exhibitionist.
> >
> > After doing some tests with the python `zipimport` module and it
> > seems like it provide all the functionality I need, including accessing
> > data files (html templates, js) stored within, so it look viable.
> >
> > I've read some bits and pieces that suggest the IPython team
> > has also given this some thought, I'd appreciate your opinion
> > on this way of doing things, if you've considered it and perhaps
> > found it lacking in some way.
>
> I don't quite remember of what we said. We know that we don't want to
> reinvent the wheel,
> and probably want a system that is able to deal with dependencies, both
> python and js/css.
> Our server especially require that some files are installed in the profile
> dir for now, so I'm
> not sure of how zipimport will work with js.
>
> I personally had a look at npm/bower/component.io
>
> I have a slight preference for component.io and npm (even if in dev we
> use bower right now)
> but didn't had a deep look at how it handles python files.
>

This is exactly the conversation we need to have when coming up with the
widget APIs - installation of tools with both Python and javascript+css
components is going to be tricky, and we need to have an official story for
it.
We haven't worked it out yet, but after we build a few example widgets, we
should have a better idea of how this should work.



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> --
> Matthias
>
>
> >
> > Thanks,
> > yoval
> >
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