[IPython-dev] Notebook webapp and HTML templates

Brian Granger ellisonbg@gmail....
Thu Jul 19 15:58:47 CDT 2012

On Thu, Jul 19, 2012 at 12:48 PM, Matthew Turk <matthewturk@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
> This week at SciPy, Fernando and Min and I chatted a bit about using
> the Notebook as to drive the yt ( http://yt-project.org/ ) web GUI.
> We recently refactored our GUI to be forward-compatible with switching
> out the execution process, and in such a way that widget commands are
> API-compatible with the IPython notebook.    Refactoring our GUI
> turned out to be a pretty worthwhile task on the whole, and keeping
> the idea of switching to IPython was great inspiration.
> The last time Brian and I exchanged emails about this (on this list)
> back in March or April, there were basically two items that he
> identified that would be necessary for us to utilize the full power of
> the web notebook within our shell (and our domain-specific widgets and
> so on ...) without having to interfere with IPython internals.
> 1) Allowing subclassing/extension of the webapp, so that new URL
> handlers could be added.
> 2) Templating the HTML with Jinja2, such that either subclassing or
> including the templates in other chrome could be possible, as
> described in issue 1585.

On the radar, but no progress yet...



> Min suggested I write and see if these are still on the radar, and if
> they are, if/how I could pitch in to help out with them.  Normally I
> wouldn't write again so soon after the last exchange and so soon after
> 0.13 was released -- congratulations! -- but I figured that SciPy 2012
> was a good inspiration to check in.  :)
> Thanks,
> Matt
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Brian E. Granger
Cal Poly State University, San Luis Obispo
bgranger@calpoly.edu and ellisonbg@gmail.com

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