short Launchpad URLs

Short story: takes you to bug 12345, and describes more abbreviations.


Sometimes you’d like to point people to an interesting bug in a project that uses Launchpad, like bug 685380 (that ‘1’ and ‘l’ may need to be more distinct in the new Ubuntu Font).

Typing out is a bit tedious, and it uses up a fair bit of space in a microblog entry. You can use any of innumerable URL-shortening services, but then the URL’s opaque; which is a shame since it really just wants to represent a 6-digit number.

Therefore: (pad love), transparent short URLs for bugs, and other things including projects, people, bug-filing forms, packages, and more.

Maybe someone would like to make bookmarklets that generate these links, or add them into the Launchpad UI?

Thanks to Latvia for letting us use a fraction of their domain name space!

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6 Responses to “ short Launchpad URLs”

  1. Shane Fagan Says:

    So awesome I love it

  2. Dustin Kirkland Says:

    This totally, totally, totally rocks!!!

  3. Fitoschido Says:

    I think you should include in the website the short URL automatically, as WordPress does above posts. Nice idea!

  4. Martin Pool Says:

    @Fitoschido, I agree.

  5. Jacky Alcine Says:

    When it is going to be public?

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