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.
Get in touch with any other Launchpad user
Ever wanted to contact someone you’ve come across in Launchpad only to find they’ve hidden their email address?
Launchpad developer, Barry Warsaw, has the solution:
“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.”
To give it a go, try it on your own profile page.
Find out more about contacting people in Launchpad and receiving email that’s sent using the contact form.
That’s all for this month
To get the full details of the Launchpad 2.1.11 release, have a look at its milestone page.
Launchpad 2.1.12, our final release of 2008, will be out on the 17th of December.
In the meantime, join us in #launchpad on Freenode and on the launchpad-users mailing list.