Tag Archives: Launchpad

In Florida

This week I am in Florida for a Launchpad sprint. I was meant to arrive on Sunday night, but I fell asleep in the boarding lounge and missed the San Francisco → Orlando flight (the flight out of Perth was an early morning one, and I didn’t get enough sleep on the plane). The earliest […]

Canonical Shop Open

The new Canonical Shop was opened recently which allows you to buy anything from Ubuntu tshirts and DVDs up to a 24/7 support contract for your server. One thing to note is that this is the first site using our new Launchpad single sign-on infrastructure. We will be rolling this out to other sites in […]

Bazaar Bundles

This article follows on from the series of tutorials on using Bazaar that I have neglected for a while. This article is about the bundle feature of Bazaar. Bundles are to Bazaar branches what patches are to tarballs or plain source trees. Context/unified diffs and the patch utility are arguably one of most important inventions […]

Storm Released

This week at the EuroPython conference, Gustavo Niemeyer announced the release of Storm and gave a tutorial on using it. Storm is a new object relational mapper for Python that was developed for use in some Canonical projects, and we’ve been working on moving Launchpad over to it. I’ll discuss a few of the nice […]

gnome-vfs-obexftp 0.3

I’ve just released a new version of gnome-vfs-obexftp, which includes the features discussed previously. It can be downloaded from: http://download.gnome.org/sources/gnome-vfs-obexftp/0.3/ The highlights of the release include: Sync osso-gwobex and osso-gnome-vfs-extras changes from Maemo Subversion. Instead of asking hcid to set up the RFCOMM device for communication, use an RFCOMM socket directly. This is both faster […]

Launchpad 1.0 Public Beta

Today we unveiled the Launchpad 1.0 User Interface, which has been in private beta for the last few months. As well as the improved visual appearance, there are a number of new features such as the ability to add your own branding to Launchpad pages associated with your project (for example, Ubuntu’s pages). As mentioned […]

SchoolTool Moves to Launchpad

Recently, the SchoolTool project has migrated to Launchpad for their bug tracker. We performed an import of all their previous bug reports using a new bug importer I wrote. This was the third Launchpad bug importer I’d written (the previous ones being for the Ubuntu Bugzilla import and a SourceForge importer), so I wanted this […]

UTC+9

Daylight saving started yesterday: the first time since 1991/1992 summer for Western Australia. The legislation finally passed the upper house on 21st November (12 days before the transition date). The updated tzdata packages were released on 27th November (6 days before the transition). So far, there hasn’t been an updated package released for Ubuntu (see […]

bzr branch https://launchpad.net/products/foo

One of the things we’ve been working on for Launchpad is good integration with Bazaar. Launchpad provides a way to register or host Bazaar branches, and nominate a Bazaar branch as representing a particular product series. For each registered branch, there is a branch information page. This leads to a bit of confusion since Bazaar […]

Microsummaries in Firefox 2

One of the new features in Firefox 2 is Microsummaries, which essentially allows dynamic bookmark titles. This is useful when bookmarking volatile pages, since the title can reflect the current state of the document rather than the state when the bookmark was created. The system works by registering XSLT transformations that generate a simple text […]