We have published the 2010 Launchpad release calendar. You’ll see that there is a new Launchpad release naming scheme as well. We have moved to a YY.MM naming, which matches the Ubuntu model. You’ll find the calendar on the Launchpad development wiki, as:
Having a public release calendar is particularly useful for anyone wanting to contribute to our open source project. It is also helpful for users to know when we’re likely to have down-time or read-only time.
The calendar doesn’t cover maintenance or system status. To keep up on that, please subscribe to:
Automatically updated code diffs during code reviews
When you’re going through a code review, you’re likely to make changes to your code based on your reviewer’s comments.
Now, when you push your changes up to Launchpad in the middle of a code review, Launchpad updates the diff shown on the review page. So now it’s easier for your reviewers to see your proposed changes even as you update them.
Launchpad now using Bazaar 2.0
We’re now running Bazaar 2.0. This means that all new code imports — from git, Subersion and CVS sources — are in Bazaar’s new more efficient 2a format. We’re also starting to upgrade existing imported branches to the new format.
The Launchpad team is proud to announce the release of Launchpad 2.2.3!
Here are the highlights of what’s new in this release:
Additional Personal Package Archives for yourself and your teams
Translation template imports directly from your project’s Bazaar branches
Read on for more!
Additional Personal Package Archives
You can now create multiple PPAs both for yourself and your teams.
This is ideal if you’re publishing different versions of the same application to different audiences. For example: you may have one archive for alpha versions and another that’s used by your beta testers.
Visit your profile page — or that of one of your teams — to add more PPAs.
The ease with which newcomers can make translations is one of the reasons many projects choose Launchpad.
If you’re in a translation team, you can help new translators pick up the style and rules of the project(s) you’re working on by linking to your translation style guide directly from the relevant translation pages.
Upstream projects: easily integrate translations made in Launchpad
Thousands of people use Launchpad to help translate Ubuntu. Many projects whose software is in Ubuntu also have their own translation efforts outside Launchpad.
In the past, translations made in Launchpad weren’t always easy for upstream projects to integrate back into their own translations.
We’ve added a new translation export option that provides only those strings that have changed since we last imported the project’s own translations. This should make it much easier for projects to take and use translations made in Launchpad.
The Launchpad team is proud to announce the release of Launchpad 2.1.11, which includes two major new features!
OpenID: log into other websites using your Launchpad identity
How many website usernames and passwords do you juggle each day? Your Launchpad account now includes an OpenID identity, meaning you may be able to reduce the number of website login details you need to remember.
OpenID is an open standard that lets you use one online identity to access many different websites, such as SourceForge, Blogger, LiveJournal and thousands of others. Look out for the OpenID logo next time you log into or register for a website.
“You can now email up to three other Launchpad users or teams per day using the new Contact this user/team link on profile pages.
“Launchpad preserves the privacy of the recipient’s email address — unless they respond, when it becomes a normal email conversation — and you can choose which of your registered email addresses the message comes from.”
Often, bugs in free software affect more than one project. Launchpad lets projects share the same bug report and comment history so they can worth together on a fix.
Up until now, that’s only been available where each project uses Launchpad as their bug tracker. With Launchpad 2.0, we’re introducing a beta test of two new GPL plugins — one for Bugzilla, one for Trac — that enable projects to share a comment history between the bug as it’s tracked in Launchpad and in external trackers.
If you would like to help beta test the new plugins, let us know.
Simpler page layout and navigation
One of the most obvious changes in Launchpad 2.0 is the web interface’s new design. Our aim has been to simplify the layout and navigation. There’s more in our blog post.
Want to show someone what Launchpad’s all about? Send them to our new tour!
Other new features that make up Launchpad 2.0
Since our 1.0 launch in April 2007, we’ve introduced many new features that make up Launchpad 2.0, including:
Code review: public discussion and voting on proposed code merges.
Atom feeds for bugs, branches and project announcements.
Plus: binary file downloads, improved universal search, translation string search and support for more external bug trackers, amongst other improvements.
As ever, we’d love to hear what you think of our new release. If you come across a problem, please file a bug. Otherwise, send us an email, in particular if there’s something you really want to see in a future Launchpad release.
The Launchpad team is proud to announce the 1st July 2008 release of Launchpad 1.2.6!
New features in this release include:
two great improvements to code review, including an email interface
a new interface for bugs, translations and distribution pages
and more control code imports!
Read on for more about what’s new and how it affects you.
Code review by email
Launchpad’s new code review system gives you a public place to discuss and vote on proposed code mergers. What’s more, you can easily access the discussion directly from both the target and source branch.
This month, we’ve added an email interface to make it easier to fit Launchpad-based code review into your workflow.