Launchpad 1.2.6 released: code review by email and simpler bug page UI

Matthew Revell matthew.revell at
Tue Jul 1 21:08:34 BST 2008

The Launchpad team is proud to announce the 1st July 2008 release of
Launchpad 1.2.6!

New features in this release include:

 * two great improvements to code review, including an email interface
 * a new interface for bugs, translations and distribution pages
 * and more control code imports!

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

Code review by email

Launchpad's new code review system gives you a public place to discuss
and vote on proposed code mergers. What's more, you can easily access
the discussion directly from both the target and source branch.

This month, we've added an email interface to make it easier to fit
Launchpad-based code review into your workflow.

Aaron Bentley, who's been working on the feature, explains:

  Code review by email makes each merge proposal into a mini-mailing
  list. People can participate fully in code review whether they prefer
  to do it using web or email.

Taking part in a code review by email is very much like using the
Launchpad bug tracker's email interface. There's more in our blog
post here:

Nominate a code reviewer

More improvements to Launchpad's code review!

If you're involved in a merge proposal - as the owner of either the
source or target branch - you can invite someone else to give their
view on the proposal.

Visit any of your merge proposals to trigger an email invitation to
take part in your code review.

Bugs, translations and distribution pages now easier to use

We've revamped the bug view, translations and distribution pages to
make them easier to use.

Many links are now closer to the things they relate to. For example,
the link to update a bug report's description is now immediately
underneath the description.

Read more, including an explanation from Launchpad's Matthew Paul
Thomas, in our blog post here:

More control over code imports

Launchpad's code imports give you all the benefits of Bazaar's
distributed version control for code that's stored in CVS and
Subversion repositories.

Now you can get far more detail on the progress of individual code
imports direct on that import's overview page. You can also see when
the next import is due and, if that's not soon enough, request one
take place straight away.

For an example, take a look here:

Other changes this month

Launchpad's now running Bazaar 1.6b3, which will pave the way for
quicker uploads to projects that already have code in Launchpad. Stay
up to date with the latest Bazaar release news at:

For full details of the bug fixes and features that make up this
release, take a look at the 1.2.6 milestone page:

Launchpad podcast

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team here:

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Stay in touch!

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

If you want to get in touch for any other reason, join us in #launchpad
or on launchpad-users.

July's going to be an exciting time for Launchpad. Keep an eye on the
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