Proposed Features for Launchpad Bugs 3.0 - call for help!

Christian Robottom Reis kiko at
Sun Aug 24 22:23:06 BST 2008

On Sat, Aug 23, 2008 at 02:22:55PM -0700, Jonathan Marsden wrote:
> I'm just a newcomer to the world of Ubuntu development and Launchpad,  
> but I agree 100%.  When 'ordinary' pages in LP say things like:
>  at least 77 queries issued in 7.48 seconds
> (that was for a few moments ago) there  
> would seem to be a *significant* performance issue. Yet improving  
> performance seemingly did not even appear on the list of proposed  
> features for 3.0 at all.  Why not?  Are there currently any stated  

In reality it was an overall goal, and one which we did pursue with a
vengeance. The number of timeouts dropped to under 10 a day (!!) for the
whole site over the 3.0 release, and dozens of pages which issues O(n)
queries were fixed. I do get the message: it's still not fast enough;
however that does not mean that we haven't worked hard at improving it.
And 77 queries is actually not that bad; using an ORM with a full
security model you're hard pressed to display as much information as we
do without a cross-request cache.

> Indeed.  Was the question "Should the next release of LP be primarily  
> about new features, or about performance, or about bug fixes?" seriously  
> addressed early in the development cycle of LP 3.0?

It /is/ being addressed as we speak, and that's one of the reasons this
conversation is important to me. On the other hand, the feedback I get,
despite me asking otherwise, doesn't really give me much to work on --
there is too much talking down our process, where what I am looking for
is more encouraging feedback.
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