Proposed Features for Launchpad Bugs 3.0 - call for help!

Scott Kitterman ubuntu at
Fri Aug 22 16:03:29 BST 2008

I understand that this was a very difficult task and as far as it goes, I 
like generally the list.  I find it unfortunate that you limited your 
response to prioritizing the list you were given as the Launchpad 
developer's list does not include what I consider the most important issues 
that prevent using Launchpad from being a productive/enjoyable activity for 

In addition to your list I would ask them to consider (I would place all 
these items higher than anything on their list)

1.  Signed PPAs (this may be already planned pre-3.0).  For me, I will not 
use PPAs until this is fixed.

2.  Faster.  As a design goal, aim to have all page delivered to the client 
in less than one second.  I recognize this will be a substantial technical 
challenge, but it is the biggest barrier I have to productivity on 
Launchpad.  I believe there are studies that suggest one second is the 
threshold for user annoyance.  I think it's about right for me (I'd love 
500 milliseconds, but I doubt that's doable).

3.  Stable and clear U/I.  As I've said many time before, I feel the 
Launchpad U/I has been getting harder and harder to understand and use.  
The current one is substantially worse than 1.0 and 1.0 was substantially 
worse than the pre-beta U/I (I know it was a tables based hack, but that 
irrelevant to look and feel).  If you aren't going to make it better, at 
least please stop the churn.  

Scott K

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