Just out of curiosity... does anyone else feel that us moving everything
over to launchpad may be a good idea? The features and level of
integration between things there is ever improving at a rapid pace it
seems. And to me, anything that makes managing the project easier is
good. I have been extremely happy with our change-over from sf on the
bug/rfe tracking, and it looks like we'd have greater integration (which
means less reproduction of efforts) by moving everything else over too.
However, I'm pretty sure that we'd still need to utilize sf for releases
and such (which isn't necessarily a bad thing). Just my .02.
Bryce Harrington wrote:
> ----- Forwarded message from Matthew Revell <matthew.revell@...> -----
> Date: Fri, 28 Mar 2008 12:03:54 +0000
> From: Matthew Revell <matthew.revell@...>
> To: warthogs <warthogs@...>
> Subject: Launchpad 1.2.3 - mailing lists,
> up to six plural forms for translations and more!
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> We're proud to announce a much requested new feature as part
> of Launchpad 1.2.3: mailing lists in Launchpad!
> If you run a team in Launchpad, you can request a mailing
> list straight away on your team's overview page. Once the
> list is active, each team member will have the option to
> If you don't yet run a team but you'd like to create a
> mailing list that wouldn't be covered by an existing team,
> create a new team at https://launchpad.net/people/+newteam
> and then request a list.
> There's more in our guide:
> And there's plenty more going on in this release, including:
> * Translations can now have up to six plural forms.
> * Each project's files are now available to download from
> its overview page.
> * You can search for PPAs by name and keywords.
> * We've revamped branch listing pages to give you quicker
> access to commit messages and author information.
> As with all new software, there may still be some bugs in
> this new release. If you come across something that looks
> like a bug, please report it at:
> Read on for the full release report.
> General Launchpad
> * Mailing lists are now available through Launchpad! Each
> Launchpad team can have its own mailing list that's open
> to team members and has a public archive. See our guide
> for more on creating a list for your team:
> * When you register a release of your project, you can
> publish files for download from Launchpad, such as code
> tarballs and installers. The files for your latest release
> are now shown on your project's home page. Downloadable
> files are also now available via http, as well https.
> This is useful if you're using wget or other download
> tools but don't have SSL libraries installed.
> (Bugs 174186 and 139052)
> * The CSV export of meeting attendees now includes an IRC
> nick for each person, provided they have at least one
> nick registered in their Launchpad profile. (Bug 156759)
> * Launchpad page footers now show you which Launchpad
> release you're using.
> Package Management and PPAs (Soyuz)
> * PPA searches now allow you to find a package by its name
> or words in its description. (Bug 126870)
> * Launchpad automatically deletes source files and binaries
> from your PPA when they are superseded by a new version
> of the package. In some circumstances, a superseded file
> may not be deleted automatically. You can now manually
> delete them. (Bug 191892)
> * Some binaries with a large number of files were failing
> to upload, despite the packages building successfully.
> We traced this to a bug in python-apt, which has now been
> fixed. (Bug 192713)
> * You can now list PPAs according to their Ubuntu release.
> (Bug 186106)
> * Distribution source package publication overview pages now
> show the package's component.
> For example: https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/abiword
> (Bug 141540)
> Code Hosting
> * We've given branch listing pages a major overhaul! The
> "Last commit" column now shows revision number, time since
> commit, the revision author (hyperlinked to the Launchpad
> person, if known) and the start of the commit message.
> Hover your mouse over the commit message fragment to see
> the full message.
> See https://code.launchpad.net/~bzr/+branches for an
> * The option to delete a branch is now always shown. If you
> try to delete a branch that isn't deletable, Launchpad
> will tell you why you can't. (Bug 133988)
> * You can now mark your project as officially using
> Launchpad Code Hosting. This is particularly useful to
> show that your project hosts its trunk and stable
> branches on Launchpad and also that you'll act on branches
> that are marked for merging into one of your official
> lines of development. (Bug #78418)
> * When you register a branch in Launchpad, you can write a
> summary of the branch's purpose etc. Previously, you could
> also register a home page URL for the branch. We've now
> removed the home page URL from branches, as all URLs in
> the summary are automatically hyperlinked and are more
> useful as you can put the URL in context. If you've
> recorded a home page URL for a branch, this will be
> automatically moved to your branch's text summary.
> * Launchpad now uses Bazaar 1.3. You can find out more about
> Bazaar 1.3 at https://launchpad.net/bzr/1.3/1.3/
> Bug Tracker
> * When you mark a bug as affecting a project that uses a bug
> tracker other than Launchpad, you can now record an email
> address to which you've sent the bug report. (Bug 201782)
> * As of last month's release, you can attach files to a bug
> report by email. This month, we've improved the way it
> works, based on your feedback: inline attachments are now
> accepted (bug 194601), bug notifications now tell you
> when someone has attached a file to a bug you're
> interested in (bug 195664) and the contents of
> attachments are no longer quoted in a comment (bug 196425).
> * Bug notification emails now state the bug's tags in a new
> X-Launchpad-Bug-Tags header. Each tag is separated by a
> space. For example: X-Launchpad-Bug-Tags: tag1 tag2 tag3.
> (Bug 138696)
> * The latest-bugs.atom feed is now served in the correct
> order. (Bug 182822)
> * Translations can now use up to six plural forms. This is
> particularly useful for translators working in Arabic but
> it's also good news for translators in other languages
> that use more than four plural forms. (Bug 189890)
> * We now have a "project cloud" on Launchpad Translations'
> home page, showing a selection of the projects that use
> Translations. Each project's level of activity is
> represented by text size and weight. (Bug 103186)
> * Making a request for a large translations export is now
> faster! (Bug 160308)
> * Launchpad sometimes failed to update the "Packaged"
> versions of translations when new upstream or
> distribution files were imported. The effect was that
> some of the "Packaged" translations shown in the UI were
> outdated. We've fixed this and from now on new uploads
> will update the "Packaged" translations correctly.
> (Bug 200499)
> More about Launchpad releases
> You can now find this and previous Launchpad release
> announcements at the new home for all information about
> Launchpad releases: