As of right now, history does not persist in ipythonqt between multiple sessions (closing ipythonqt and then starting up a new process), like it does in console ipython. This is a highly valuable feature, and it would be great if it were implemented in ipythonqt.
This has to do with the general fact that the new zmq kernel isn't hooked up to any of the old config/ipythondir machinery yet. It's very high on the priority list.
This is done. The kernel now autosaves its history periodically.
client: default selected queue item is the current track. closes #162