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Code hosting offline 10.00-10.30 UTC 9th October 2009

Wednesday, October 7th, 2009

Launchpad’s code hosting and code browse will be offline for unexpected hardware maintenance from 10.00-10.30 UTC on Friday the 9th October 2009.

During that time you won’t be able to push to, pull from, otherwise modify or browse code that is hosted on Launchpad.

Starts: 10.00 UTC 9th October
Expected back: 10.30 UTC 9th October

Code Hosting offline from 10:00-10:30 UTC, Thursday 1 Oct

Tuesday, September 29th, 2009

Launchpad’s Code Hosting service ( and all Bazaar access) will be offline from 10:00am-10:30am UTC, Thursday, 1 October 2009. Sorry for the short notice; we need to do some unexpected hardware maintenance.

     Going offline: 10am UTC, 1 Oct 2009
     Expected back: 10:30am UTC, 1 Oct 2009

That’s 11am London (BST), 12 noon Western Europe, 2pm Moscow, 6pm Beijing, 8pm Sydney, 3am California, 6am New York.

Launchpad 3.0 release 22.00 UTC 23rd September 2009

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009

Launchpad’s web interface will be read-only for around one hour from 22.00 UTC on Wednesday the 23rd September. During that time package uploads and code hosting will be offline.

Going read-only: 22.00 UTC 23rd September 2009
Expected back: 23.00 UTC 23rd September 2009.

During this time we’ll be releasing Launchpad 3.0! Details of the release to follow!

Launchpad privacy policy update

Wednesday, July 1st, 2009

We have added a paragraph, concerning the location data on Launchpad user profile pages, to the Launchpad privacy policy’s “Submitted data” section. That section now reads:

“Launchpad users may add information about themselves via their Launchpad accounts and or their personal pages. This information may assist Launchpad in providing services to the contributor such as email notifications of changes to bugs, projects, teams, etc..

“Your Launchpad account has the option to store a location for you and to display it on your profile page. Until you set that location yourself, other registered Launchpad users can set it on your behalf. Once your location is set, you can hide it from other users.”

View the full privacy policy.

Launchpad read-only 09.00 – 10.00 UTC 24th June

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009

Launchpad will be in read-only mode for an hour on Wednesday 24th June while we roll-out new code.

Going read-only: 09.00 UTC 24th June 2009
Expected back to normal: 10.00 UTC 24th June 2009

There’ll be a couple of minutes where Launchpad is unavailable while we switch into read-only mode. Keep reading this blog for details of the new release!

Launchpad offline 22.00 – 22.10 UTC 4th June

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2009

We’re taking Launchpad offline for around ten minutes from 22.00 UTC on the 4th June. This is to increase the document storage space available to Launchpad.

Going offline: 22.00 UTC 4th June 2009
Expected back: 22.10 UTC 4th June 2009

Note: Launchpad’s OpenID service will remain online throughout this downtime.

Launchpad read-only 22.00 UTC

Tuesday, May 26th, 2009

We’re releasing Launchpad 2.2.5 today (26th May) at 22.00 UTC. While we roll-out the code, Launchpad will be read-only.

  • Going read-only: 22.00 UTC 26th May 2009
  • Back to normal: 23.00 UTC 26th May 2009

You may notice a couple of minutes around 22.00 where Launchpad is offline. That’s while we switch to read-only mode.

This release was planned for the 27th of May. We’re sorry for the short notice of the change in our release date.

Launchpad read-only from 22.00 UTC 29th April 2009

Tuesday, April 28th, 2009

We’re releasing a new version of Launchpad on the 29th April at 22.00 UTC. While we roll-out the new code, Launchpad will remain online but will be read-only.

Going read-only: 22.00 UTC 29th April 2009
Expected return of read-write Launchpad: 23.30 UTC 29th April 2009

During this time, you can browse Launchpad and use Launchpad’s OpenID server to log into other services including the Ubuntu wiki and Landscape.

At 22.00 UTC, when we switch Launchpad into read-only mode, you may notice a short period when Launchpad is unavailable. If you do, please wait five minutes then try again.

Launchpad update: April 1st maintenance window increased to 3 hours

Tuesday, March 31st, 2009

We previously announced a maintenance window for the Launchpad 2.2.3 release
for one hour.

Due to some issues found during our pre-release quality assurance, we need to increase the maintenance window to three hours.

The new maintenance window is:

Going offline: 22.00 UTC 1st April
Expected back: 01.00 UTC 2nd April

We know downtime really sucks. But while you wait just imagine all the fantastic stuff that you will get with our best release ever, version 2.2.3!

Hang in there while we make the final adjustments in delivering it to you.

Launchpad maintenance 27th March and 1st April

Tuesday, March 24th, 2009

We have some planned maintenance and the release of a new version of Launchpad coming up, both of which will mean a short period of down-time.

PPAs offline for 30 minutes on the 27th of March

Important update: We originally announced the PPA down-time as happening on the 26th March. Due to some scheduling conflicts, we have moved the PPA down-time to Friday 27th March.

We’re upgrading one of the servers we use to provide Personal Package Archives, which will result in 30 minutes of down time on Friday 27th March.

Going offline: 16.00 UTC 27th March
Expected back: 16.30 UTC 27th March

During that time, you’ll be unable to upload to or download from Personal Package Archives.

Launchpad offline for one hour on the 1st of April

We’re releasing the latest version of Launchpad — 2.2.3 — on the 1st of April. All of Launchpad will be offline for around an hour while we roll-out the new code to our servers.

Going offline: 22.00 UTC 1st April
Expected back: 23.00 UTC 1st April