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Describe history of IPYTHON_DIR.

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Bradley M. Froehle authored
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@@ -15,7 +15,9 @@ Other new features
* **%install_ext**: A new magic function to install an IPython extension from
a URL. E.g. ``%install_ext``.
-* The :envvar:`IPYTHON_DIR` environment variable has been deprecated and
- support for it will be removed in a future release. Please use the
- :envvar:`IPYTHONDIR` environment variable instead.
+* The :envvar:`IPYTHON_DIR` environment variable, introduced in the Great
+ Reorganization of 0.11 and existing only in versions 0.11-0.13, has been
+ deprecated. As described in :ghissue:`1167`, the complexity and confusion of
+ migrating to this variable is not worth the aesthetic improvement. Please use
+ the historical :envvar:`IPYTHONDIR` environment variable instead.
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