Launchpad 1.2.4 released!

The Launchpad team is proud to announce the release of Launchpad 1.2.4 on 1st May 2008!

New features this month include:

  • the ability to build PPA packages for multiple series and copy packages from one PPA to another
  • a new design for project code overview pages
  • an easier way for casual contributors to post to mailing lists.

Read on for more about what’s new and how it affects you.

Copying PPA packages

Building on other people’s work and publishing packages for different Ubuntu releases are now easier. You can copy packages both:

  • from other PPAs directly into any PPA you can upload to
  • and to different distro-series within the same PPA.

For an example, take a look at the Ubuntu Mobile team’s PPA
package copy page

There’s more in the PPA quick-start guide.

New project code overview page

Project code overview pages have an improved page layout. Tim Penhey, who created the design, explains the changes:

Usually, people want to know a couple of things from a project’s code page: how active it is and which are the important branches.

You can now see, at a glance, how many commits, branches and code contributors a project has. And there’s a new branch listing that highlights which branches are associated with a series.

Take a look at the Bazaar project’s code overview page for an example.

Contributing to mailing lists without subscribing

If you need to make a one-off post to a mailing list you may not want to subscribe. Now you can make a post and Launchpad will hold it for the list’s admins to moderate.

See the mailing list user guide for more.

Other changes this month

  • Project bug contacts are now called bug supervisors. More about the change.
  • Watches on bugs in Gforge and Savane based trackers are now supported.
  • You can now subscribe to all the bugs affecting a project group, project series or distribution series. More about bug subscriptions.
  • A distro’s PPA overview page now shows you recent uploads, most active archives and supported series.

For full details of the bug fixes and features that make up this release, take a look at the 1.2.4 milestone page.

Help us test Launchpad

If you want to help us test new features, we’d love to have you in our beta team.

Find out more about our beta programme.

Stay in touch!

Thanks for helping us make Launchpad a success! If you come across any bugs, please report them.

If you want to get in touch for any other reason, please do.

There’ll be more in Launchpad 1.2.5 at the end of this month.

2 Responses to “Launchpad 1.2.4 released!”

  1. Mike McGrath Says:

    When can we be expecting you guys to be “proud to announce” that all of launchpad is Open Sourced?

  2. Hans Gerber Says:

    sry folks, hate to say but this is not RELEASED as one would expect as RELEASE in FOSS to caintain sources.
    Please call this DEPLOYMENT because that’s exactly what this is and doesn’t confuse users. 😉

    P.S.: well, or make it a RELEASE which would be nice of course as well. :->

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