Archive for the ‘Notifications’ Category

Launchpad offline 00.00 – 01.00 UTC 26th February

Tuesday, February 24th, 2009

Launchpad will be offline for one hour from 00.00 UTC on Thursday the 26th February while we roll-out the code for our latest release, Launchpad 2.2.2.

Going offline: 00.00 UTC 26th February 2009
Expected back: 01.00 UTC 26th February 2009

We’ll post details of the release to this blog!

Translation import notifications for Ubuntu

Monday, February 23rd, 2009

A few days ago a fix for bug #286359 landed: provide translation import notifications to Ubuntu packagers. This means that all packagers will start getting emails about translation files (basically, *.pot and *.po files) from their packages as soon as they are imported (or the import fails).

This should help packagers detect and fix l10n-related problems more easily, since they’ll have most of the debugging information they need right inside their inboxes. If you want to filter these emails, look for a sender of

The grey area of where to send notifications for automatically synced package uploads from Debian remains. I am planning on solving that with a public mailing list where anyone interested can go in and check for problems, and also fix them if they want to. Alternative is to rely on the recent improvement by Jeroen which keeps any failure messages inside the import queue itself, and simply drop all of these messages altogether.

Launchpad offline 22.00 – 22.30 UTC 28th January 2009

Wednesday, January 28th, 2009

Today we’re releasing Launchpad 2.2.1. While we roll-out the code, Launchpad will be unavailable.

Going offline: 22.00 UTC 28th January 2009
Expected back: 22.30 UTC 28th January 2009.

See this blog for a release announcement!

(Subscribe to the ultra-low traffic launchpad-announce list to get notices like this by email.)

Notification of Launchpad Legal page changes

Tuesday, January 6th, 2009


Today we have updated the Launchpad Legal page [1] with the following changes:

1) The Dev wiki [2] is now called out explicitly as having a CC content license.  Previously the Dev wiki proclaimed it was licensed under CC but was not listed on our Legal page.

2) The Content License section was updated for clarity. This was a housekeeping task and does not effect any Legal changes.

3) Future notifications of legal changes will be sent only to the Launchpad Announcement list [3].  Previously they were sent to the Launchpad Users list and News blog.



Offline 22.00 – 23.00 UTC 17th December 2008

Friday, December 12th, 2008

Launchpad will be unavailable for around an hour on Wednesday the 17th December while we roll-out the code for our 2.1.12 release.

Going offline: 22.00 UTC 17th December 2008
Expected back before: 23.00 UTC 17th December 2008

Keep watching here for the release announcement.

Launchpad Translations terms of use change

Monday, November 24th, 2008

We have changed the “Translations copyright” section of the Launchpad terms of use. Now we require that all translations submitted in Launchpad are licensed under the BSD licence.

You can find out more on our help page.

The new text of the “Translations copyright” section of the Launchpad terms of use is:

“All translations imported from sources external to Launchpad are owned by the translator that created them. In general, these translations are licensed under the same terms as the software for which they are a translation.

“All translations in Launchpad are the work of the translator that created them. These translations are made available to Canonical and in turn to you under the BSD license (revised, without advertising clause). We require this so that other projects can use these translations as sources for their own translations, without suffering licensing incompatibilities.”

Read the the full Launchpad terms of use.

Launchpad offline 03.00 UTC 24th November

Friday, November 21st, 2008

Launchpad will be offline for the second part of the roll-out of our 2.1.11 release from 03.00 UTC on the 24th November.

Going offline: 03.00 UTC 24th November
Expected back before: 04.00 UTC 24th November

We had originally scheduled this down-time for 03.00 UTC today (21st November) but it did not go ahead.

Launchpad offline at 03.00 UTC 21st November 2008

Thursday, November 20th, 2008

At 03.00 UTC on the 21st November we’re making a secondary code roll-out as part of our Launchpad 2.1.11 release.

We expect the down-time to be around 30 minutes but it could be as much as an hour.

Launchpad offline 19th November 22.00 UTC

Thursday, November 13th, 2008

Launchpad will be offline for up to two hours from 22.00 UTC on the 19th November. This down-time is for the roll-out of the latest version of Launchpad, 2.1.11.

Going offline: 22.00 UTC 19th November 2008
Expected back before: 23.59 UTC 19th November 2008

Launchpad offline 16th October 00.00 – 02.00 UTC

Thursday, October 9th, 2008

We’re releasing Launchpad 2.1.10 on the 16th of October. While we roll-out the new code, Launchpad will be unavailable for up to two hours.

Launchpad offline: 00.00 UTC Thursday 16th October
Expected back before: 02.00 UTC Thursday 16th October

See the Launchpad News blog after the roll-out for details of what’s new.