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Posted 6 months ago by Colin Watson
If you are a member of Launchpad’s beta testers team, you can now try out Git-based recipes.  These work very similarly to the Bazaar-based recipes that Launchpad has supported for a long time, with a few minor changes to handle differences in the underlying version control system: the main thing you’ll probably notice is that […]
Posted 9 months ago by Colin Watson
Here’s what the Launchpad team did in October. Code Ensure that enabled and restricted processors are left untouched when submitting Archive:+edit (#1501519) Describe merge proposal listings in the second person (#991945) Increase Git backend ... [More] communication timeout to 30 seconds (from 5), as detecting merges can be quite slow on large repositories (#1502748) Link directly to […] [Less]
Posted 9 months ago by Colin Watson
If you are a member of Launchpad’s beta testers team, you can now try out webhooks for Bazaar branches and Git repositories. These can be used to set up integration with external sites for various purposes, such as running CI jobs or publishing documentation. We expect to open this up to all Launchpad users soon, […]
Posted 9 months ago by Colin Watson
Personal package archives on Launchpad only build for the amd64 and i386 architectures by default, which meets most people’s needs.  Anyone with an e-mail address can have a PPA, so they have to be securely virtualised, but that’s been feasible on x86 for a long time.  Dealing with the other architectures that Ubuntu supports (currently […]
Posted 10 months ago by Colin Watson
October already! As the leaves start to turn red here in the northern hemisphere, here’s a brief summary of what we did in September. Bugs BugTask:+addcomment’s title doesn’t duplicate the bug number (#1323808) The duplicates portlet of bug tasks no longer links to invisible private bugs and now uses the correct sprite for each bug […]
Posted 11 months ago by Colin Watson
Here’s a summary of what the Launchpad team got up to in August. Code Webhook support for Git repositories is almost finished, and only needs a bit more web UI work (#1474071) The summary of merge proposal pages now includes a link to the merged revision, if any (#892259) Viewing individual comments on Git-based merge […]
Posted 12 months ago by Colin Watson
Here’s a summary of what the Launchpad team got up to in July. Code We fixed a regression in the wrapping layout of side-by-side diffs on bazaar.launchpad.net (#1436483) Various code pages now have meta tags to redirect “go get" to the appropriate Bazaar or Git URL, allowing the removal of special-casing from the “go" tool […]
Posted 12 months ago by Colin Watson
Users of some email clients, particularly Gmail, have long had a problem filtering mail from Launchpad effectively.  We put lots of useful information into our message headers so that heavy users of Launchpad can automatically filter email into ... [More] different folders.  Unfortunately, Gmail and some other clients do not support filtering mail on arbitrary headers, only […] [Less]
Posted about 1 year ago by Colin Watson
It’s been a while since we posted much regularly on this team blog, not least because for a while Launchpad was running more or less in maintenance mode.  That’s no longer the case and we’re back to the point where we can do feature development work again, as exemplified by our recent addition of Git […]
Posted about 1 year ago by William Grant
Today we’re announcing early support for hosting Git repositories directly on Launchpad, as well as or instead of Bazaar branches. This has been by far the single most commonly requested feature from Launchpad code hosting for a long time; we’ve been working hard on it for several months now, and we’re very happy to be […]