[IPython-dev] IPEP 3: Multiuser support in the notebook

Brian Granger ellisonbg@gmail....
Sun Sep 9 11:13:14 CDT 2012

> Yes, this is a tough one: for many reasons a fully stateless server
> has many benefits, but it's also a real hindrance for other key use
> cases.  Managing long-running processes is very hard with the current
> design, and having all save operations send the full notebook back
> uplink is simply unsustainable in the long run as it makes the system
> unusable with large notebooks over asymmetric or metered links (such
> as mobile connections).
> We *will* have to come up with a solution where that state is managed
> server side somehow, the current design simply fails to solve this key
> use case that will become increasingly important as people move more
> and more from local notebook use to server-based one.

I agree this stuff is all important, but let's open an separate IPEP
for live collaboration and notebook saving issues.

Brian E. Granger
Cal Poly State University, San Luis Obispo
bgranger@calpoly.edu and ellisonbg@gmail.com

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