The Launchpad team is excited to announce the October 16th 2008 release of Launchpad 2.1.10!
There’s great news if you use Launchpad to host Bazaar branches, plus there’s the usual smaller new features and bug fixes.
Slashing branch upload times
From now on, you may notice that uploading a branch to Launchpad is significantly quicker. With this release, we’ve introduced support for Bazaar’s new stacked branches feature.
Over to Launchpad Code developer, Jono Lange, for details:
Stacked branches work just like normal branches but hold only the history that differentiates them from the project’s mainline.
So, if you upload a branch to a project that already has its trunk branch in Launchpad, you’re uploading only the differences between your work and the trunk.
Stacked branches mean that uploading a large project’s code to Launchpad can now take just a couple of minutes. To use them, you need to upgrade your branches to Bazaar format 1.6 and run Bazaar 1.7 or later.
See Jono’s blog post for more detail.
This bug affects me too
If you’ve ever come to file a bug and found that it’s already been reported, you may have wanted to let the project know that you too have been affected.
Trouble is: many projects find “me too” comments unhelpful because they don’t add much to the discussion.
Launchpad’s new “This bug affects me too” feature lets you record just that but without the guilt! Give it a go in our staging environment.
We’ll use the “me too” data in future to help projects identify hot bugs.
Also in Launchpad 2.1.10
You can find the full details of this release on its milestone page.
Getting help with Launchpad
Each weekday, members of the Launchpad team are taking turns to offer help with Launchpad. Check the #launchpad channel topic or our wiki page to see who’s on duty.
If you come across any bugs in Launchpad, please report them!