Launchpad 2.2.4: translation file imports from Bazaar branches

Matthew Revell matthew.revell at
Thu Apr 30 23:22:17 BST 2009

The Launchpad team is proud to announce Launchpad 2.2.4, released on April
29th 2009!

In this release we've introduced translation imports from Bazaar branches.

There's also news from Launchpad's UI guy, Martin Albisetti, and we'll look at
what's changed since we announced the Launchpad 1.0 beta two years ago this

Translation imports from Bazaar branches

We're bringing Launchpad Translations and Launchpad's Bazaar code hosting

Now you can ask Launchpad to make either a one-off or continuous import of any
.po translation files it finds in your project's official series
branches. In our last
release we introduced translation template imports from Bazaar branches.

Henning Eggers, who developed the feature, explains more:

  This is ideal for a project's initial translations import into Launchpad. The
  continuous import is also useful for projects who use both Launchpad and
  external translation tools.

There's more in Henning's blog post:

Introducing AJAX in the Launchpad web interface

Spotted green link text in Launchpad? Each time you see a green link you can
click it and know you won't navigate away from the page you're working on.

Over to Martin Albisetti, Launchpad's user experience guy, for more:

  We've started moving towards a JavaScript-driven interface to streamline how
  we all use Launchpad.

  Recently we've been moving common actions over to AJAX, such as marking a bug
  duplicate. In Launchpad 2.2.4, we've released a new milestone picker, which
  allows you to select and create new milestones in-line. As a kick-off for our
  goal of making the bug page work fully in-line, we've also made setting the
  privacy of a bug use AJAX.

  Expect many exciting things to appear on Launchpad's edge servers in the
  following weeks and look out for those green links!

Follow our AJAX interface work at

Two years since 1.0

Two years ago this month we announced the beta of Launchpad 1.0! Here's some
idea of how Launchpad has grown since then:

  People registered: 898,261 April 2007, 2,728,657 today
  Projects registered: 2,323 April 2007, 11,475 projects today
  Bug reports: 125,310 April 2007, 367,178 today
  Code branches: 2,459 April 2007, 29,380 today

And of course, since then we've introduced Personal Package Archives, our web
services API, mailing list hosting, code review, plugins for two-way
communication between Launchpad and external trackers, and a whole lot more.

Here's to the next two years and Launchpad's open sourcing this summer!

Also in this release

For full details of the bugs and blueprints that make up Launchpad 2.2.4 visit
its milestone page:

If you come across a bug, please report it here:

See you next time

Launchpad 2.2.5 is due on the 27th of May.

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