The Launchpad team is proud to announce the release of Launchpad 3.0!
Highlights in this release include:
- a new clearer web interface with in-line editing
- personal translation dashboards: see what needs your attention
- automatically updated diffs during code reviews.
Let’s take a look at these, and more, in closer detail.
New user interface, with in-line editing
Visit Launchpad to see our new web interface. You can now view more information on many pages without scrolling, particularly on people and project profile pages.
And the web interface is now faster: you can update more data, including almost everything on bug report pages, without reloading the page.
Take a look at our screencast for more on the new interface:
Personal translation dashboards
Want to check if a translation needs your review? Or perhaps you want to see which projects need translation work in your language.
You can now get a quick overview of translation work that needs your attention by visiting your new translation dashboard.
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.
To use Bazaar’s new 2a repositories, you should upgrade to Bazaar 2.0.
Now that Launchpad’s an open source project, 3.0 also includes a number of contributions from developers outside Canonical’s Launchpad team.
Many thanks for their work and enthusiasm for Launchpad go to:
- William Grant
- Max Bowsher
- Jamal Fanaian
- Andrea Corbellini
- Simon Olofsson
- Severin Heiniger
(See more detail on our contributions page)
Also in release 3.0
For full details of the bugfixes and blueprints that make up Launchpad 3.0, visit its milestone page.
If you come across a bug, please report it.
See you next time
Launchpad 3.1.10 is due on the 4th of November. See the releases calendar for more.
In the meantime, stay up to date with Launchpad news and views here on our blog.
As always, you can join us in channel #launchpad on irc.freenode.net and on the launchpad-users mailing list.
For development discussion, come to channel #launchpad-dev on irc.freenode.net or to the launchpad-dev mailing list.