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Launchpad Code down-time Monday 6th October 2008

Thursday, October 2nd, 2008

On October 6th Launchpad’s code hosting and browsing will be unavailable for around four hours from 22.00 UTC.

  • Going offline: 22.00 UTC 6th October
  • Expected back before: 02.00 UTC 7th October

During this down-time, the following services will be unavailable:

  • pushing to, pulling and branching from Launchpad-hosted branches
  • code browsing
  • code review
  • mirroring from externally hosted Bazaar branches
  • imports from CVS and Subversion repositories.

Mirrors and imports will return to their normal schedule following the down-time.

Non-code hosting parts of Launchpad should be unaffected.

We’re taking these services offline to upgrade the hardware that powers Launchpad’s code hosting service. Not only will this help Launchpad handle the increasing increasing number of people using code hosting but will also enable us to introduce exciting new features in coming Launchpad releases.

If you have any questions or comments, please post them here.

Launchpad offline 22.00 – 23.59 UTC 17th September 2008

Monday, September 15th, 2008

We’re releasing Launchpad 2.1.9 on Wednesday (17th September). During the roll-out of the new code, we need to take Launchpad offline for a short while. We allow a window of two hours.

Going offline: 22.00 UTC 17th September 2008
Expected back before: 23.59 UTC 17th September 2008

Keep reading this blog for the 2.1.9 release announcement!

Terms of Use Update

Tuesday, August 19th, 2008


Today we have updated the Launchpad Terms of Use. Specifically, the section on Automated Querying was updated and extended to reflect the addition of our Public APIs. Please take a moment to inspect the changes.


Joey Stanford

Launchpad offline 00.00 – 02.00 UTC 21st August 2008

Tuesday, August 19th, 2008

This week we’re releasing Launchpad 2.1.8! During code roll-outs we allow a down-time window of a couple of hours. This week, we’re making the release in the early hours UTC of Thursday 21st.

Going offline: 00.00 UTC 21st August 2008
Expected back before: 02.00 UTC 21st August 2008

I’m sorry for the inconvenience this down-time will cause. I’ll post details of what’s new in 2.1.8 here after we’ve made the release.

Legal Page Updates

Tuesday, August 12th, 2008


Today I’m happy to announce two changes which appear on the Launchpad Legal page.

  1. The Launchpad Logo, previously unlicensed, is now licensed as “Creative Commons Attribution-No Derivative Works 2.0 UK: England & Wales”. “No Derivative” was chosen to preserve our branding integrity.
  2. The Launchpad Help wiki documentation and the Launchpad News blog, previously unlicensed, are now licensed as “Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 UK: England & Wales”.

These changes have been made in response to our users and other commercial entities inquiring if they can display/reuse/remix these items. Previously, any non-Launchpad use required explicit permission (except as permitted by fair-use).

Please visit the Launchpad Legal page for the full details and links to the Creative Commons Licenses.

Joey Stanford

Launchpad offline 22.00 – 23.00 UTC 23rd July 2008

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2008

We’re rolling out an update to Launchpad at 22.00 UTC today (23rd July). Launchpad will be offline for a few minutes, however we’re allowing a one hour window.

This down-time is part of our roll-out of Launchpad 2.0 release.

Offline at: 22.00 UTC 23rd July
Expected back before: 23.00 UTC 23rd July

Launchpad offline 01.00 – 03.00 UTC 17th July

Wednesday, July 16th, 2008

We’re rolling out the code for Launchpad 1.99 on July 16th. This means we’ll have to take Launchpad offline for a couple of hours.

Launchpad goes offline: 01.00 UTC 17th July
Expected back online: 03.00 UTC 17th July.

To get email notification of future service-affecting issues, join our ultra-low traffic mailing list, launchpad-announce.

Edit: QA test failures have prevented us from deploying at the originally scheduled time. We’re working to correct these an deploy later.

Launchpad offline 00.00 – 02.00 UTC 1st July

Monday, June 30th, 2008

We’re rolling out the code for Launchpad 1.2.6 in the early hours of July 1st. This means we’ll have to take Launchpad offline for a couple of hours.

Launchpad goes offline: 00.00 UTC 1st July
Expected back online: 02.00 UTC 1st July.

To get email notification of future service-affecting issues, join our new ultra-low traffic mailing list, launchpad-announce.

Launchpad service interruptions 17th, 18th and 19th June

Thursday, June 12th, 2008

On June 17th, Launchpad will be unavailable for five hours from 22.00 UTC. Following that, there will be service interruptions on June 18th and 19th.

Downtime details

  • June 17th 22.00 UTC – 03.00 UTC: all of Launchpad will be offline.
  • June 18th 22.00 UTC – 00.00 UTC: code browse and pushing and pulling to code branches hosted on Launchpad will be unavailable.
  • June 19th 22.00 UTC – 03.00 UTC: uploading to, building and publishing in package archives – both distribution archives and PPAs – will be unavailable.

Why this is happening

We’re upgrading the servers that host Launchpad to use the latest version of Ubuntu, 8.04 LTS (also known as Hardy Heron). This will give us an improved platform on which to develop new Launchpad services. Specifically, we’ll get Python 2.5 and PostgreSQL 8.3, along with updates to several libraries that Launchpad relies on.

We’re sorry for the down-time and service interruptions that these upgrades will cause.

If you have any questions, please post them to the launchpad-users.

Please note: we have a new ultra-low traffic list for Launchpad service announcements. Subscribe to launchpad-announce.

Offline 01.00 – 03.00 UTC 29th May 2008

Wednesday, May 28th, 2008

Launchpad will be offline for two hours from 01.00 UTC on 29th May 2008, while we roll out Launchpad 1.2.5.

Offline: 01.00 UTC
Expected back: 03.00 UTC

Subscribe to this blog to find out what’s new in 1.2.5.