News from Ghislain Vaillant:
The recently released Spyder version 2.3 introduced the much awaited Python 3 support. Debian already has a working package in testing/unstable for both Python 2 (spyder) and Python 3 (spyder3). I have proposed a backport of this version of Spyder to the current LTS in the following bug report: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/spyder/+bug/1347487 For those who are interested, please back this proposal up by adding any additional comments up in the bug report or simply marking yourself as affected. UPDATE: https://bugs.launchpad.net/trusty-backports/+bug/1351131 is where the action is happening now. Please come on in and join in for testing if you’d like this backport to happen soon.
August 4, 2014 UPDATE: Spyder 2.3 is now available via the trusty-backports channel. A big thank you to Stephen Michael Kellat for working on the backport and Scott Kitterman for the upload and communication with Debian.
Today, Svetlana Belkin (belkinsa), done work on the team wiki pages, mainly the home page. The home page now has a cleaner look where the basics, such as the introduction about the team all the way to how to contact the team and how to join the team. Svetlana also removed some of the excess “tabs” on the menu bar and added a “Site Map” tab, where users can see what other pages are there.
There is still work to be done on a homepage, mainly with menu and a lot of work on those team wiki pages, as stated here and in the UOS session. Hopefully, the team’s wiki pages will be finished by the end of July 2014 in order for a clearer understanding for newcomers.
In the last UOS, the founder (belkinsa, Svetlana Belkin) of Ubuntu Scientists decided to create a blog where the team will post news, interviews of the members, and stories of members to help other scientists to get a feeling of who we are, how to help us, and how to use FOSS in the science fields. Another team also have done this in the past.
Other posts are HERE