Google Summer of Code 2008 Sage Project Idea: The Sage Notebook
[http://sagemath.org Sage] is a unified open source mathematics software environment that provides a viable free open source alternative to Magma, Maple, Mathematica, and Matlab. Try the notebook [https://sagenb.org online right now]; also, come chat with us at #sage-devel on irc.freenode.net.
Develop the new [http://wiki.sagemath.org/interact interact functionality]
Rewrite the storage backend (for users and data) to use a [http://www.sqlalchemy.org/ SQLalchemy]-based backend.
- Implement user profiles and per-user customization.
- Make the notebook user-skinable.
General improvements and bug fixes; here are some relevant [http://trac.sagemath.org/sage_trac trac tickets] (search for #number):
[http://sagetrac.org/sage_trac/ticket/2652 #2652]: notebook should let you evaluate cells without losing cursor position
[http://sagetrac.org/sage_trac/ticket/2636 #2636]: notebook -- changing a cell without evaluate should put the red line back ...
[http://sagetrac.org/sage_trac/ticket/2633 #2633]: Notebook tweaks
[http://sagetrac.org/sage_trac/ticket/2631 #2631]: Distinguishing between (un)evaluated cells
[http://sagetrac.org/sage_trac/ticket/2629 #2629]: Bottom of page problems
[http://sagetrac.org/sage_trac/ticket/2628 #2628]: Literate notebook
[http://sagetrac.org/sage_trac/ticket/2606 #2606]: command line option to kill a background notebook
[http://sagetrac.org/sage_trac/ticket/2605 #2605]: Notebook tab-backspace-(shift enter) gives bug
[http://sagetrac.org/sage_trac/ticket/386 #386] Enhance "attach <file>" in the notebook
[http://sagetrac.org/sage_trac/ticket/406 #406] notebook -- improve support for other system modes
[http://sagetrac.org/sage_trac/ticket/408 #408] Notebook glitch in Safari
[http://sagetrac.org/sage_trac/ticket/413 #413] saving non-evaluated cells
[http://sagetrac.org/sage_trac/ticket/1466 #1466] improve the "click to the left" aspect of the notebook
[http://sagetrac.org/sage_trac/ticket/1467 #1467] make it possible to upload/download worksheets as plain text
[http://sagetrac.org/sage_trac/ticket/1468 #1468] notebook -- create a global option so that word wrap is on or off by default always
[http://sagetrac.org/sage_trac/ticket/1496 #1496] notebook -- make it easy to link different worksheets
[http://sagetrac.org/sage_trac/ticket/245 #245] a bunch of random notebook improvement ideas
[http://sagetrac.org/sage_trac/ticket/246 #246] height of a notebook cell
[http://sagetrac.org/sage_trac/ticket/251 #251] Notebook worksheet multithreading
[http://sagetrac.org/sage_trac/ticket/260 #260] transparent graphics output
[http://sagetrac.org/sage_trac/ticket/301 #301] Create some functions for notebook history
[http://sagetrac.org/sage_trac/ticket/302 #302] Report server errors to online notebook users
[http://sagetrac.org/sage_trac/ticket/322 #322] Have global code page for Notebook
[http://sagetrac.org/sage_trac/ticket/336 #336] Create an option to clear all cell output
[http://sagetrac.org/sage_trac/ticket/338 #338] In doc browser make hyper links to referenced code in SAGE library
[http://sagetrac.org/sage_trac/ticket/353 #353] public sage notebook robustness