Launchpad 1.2.5: code merger reviews and translations search

The Launchpad team is proud to announce the 29th May 2008 release of Launchpad 1.2.5!

New features in this release include:

  • voting and commenting on code branch mergers
  • new Launchpad-wide search
  • and translations search!

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

Vote and comment on proposed branch mergers

Launchpad’s merge proposals are a great way for project contributors to get their code considered for inclusion in the main line.

Now, branch owners – and anyone else who’s interested – can vote and comment on merge proposals.

Aaron Bentley, who’s been working on the feature, says:

“These changes make it easy to discuss and tweak proposed changes to a branch. You can browse the branch which contains the changes then comment and vote directly on what you’ve seen.”

Comments build into a threaded conversation about the branch. You can also vote either on the branch as whole, or use custom tags to apply your vote to a specific aspect of the work.

Take a look at one of the first branch merger comments.

This is just the start for this feature. Keep an eye on future Launchpad releases!

Launchpad-wide search

Want to find something in Launchpad quickly? Our new site-wide search looks for results right across Launchpad – in bug reports, branch descriptions, people, teams, projects, blueprints and more.

Try it out using the search box at the top-right of most Launchpad pages or on the dedicated search page.

Translations search

Finding typos or untranslated strings in translation files is now far easier, thanks to Launchpad’s new translations search!

Right now, you can search for a word or phrase within a particular translation file.

You’ll find the translation search box towards the top-right of translation file pages. As an example, take a look at the French translations page for WordPress.

Other changes this month

For full details of the bug fixes and features that make up this release, take a look at the 1.2.5 milestone page.

Launchpad podcast

Each week we’re producing a Launchpad team podcast, called Launchpod! In it we interview people who are doing cool things with Launchpad and talk to Launchpad developers about what they’ve been working on.

If you’ve got a question about Launchpad, let us have it and we’ll answer in the podcast. Post your questions on the podcast’s wiki page.

Subscribe to the podcast feed.

Stay in touch!

Thanks for your bug reports, feature ideas and other feedback! If you come across any bugs please report them.

If you want to get in touch for any other reason, such as with ideas for our new podcast, join us in #launchpad or on launchpad-users. See our Feedback page for details.

There’ll be more in Launchpad 1.2.6 at the end of June!

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