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  • Launchpad-linked federated Matrix accounts – 22 Jan 2024
    Users can now add their Matrix accounts to their profile in Launchpad, as requested by Canonical’s Community team. We also took the chance to slightly rework the frontend and how we display social accounts in the user profiles. Instead of having different sections in the profile for each social account , all social accounts are […]
  • Self-service riscv64 builds – 22 Nov 2023
    Launchpad has supported building for riscv64 for a while, since it was a requirement to get Ubuntu’s riscv64 port going. We don’t actually have riscv64 hardware in our datacentre, since we’d need server-class hardware with the hypervisor extension and that’s still in its infancy; instead, we do full-system emulation of riscv64 on beefy amd64 hardware […]
  • Introducing Project-Scoped Access Tokens – 20 Nov 2023
    Access tokens can be used to access repositories on behalf of someone. They have scope limitations, optional expiry dates, and can be revoked at any time. They are a stricter and safer alternative to using real user authentication when needing to automate pushing and/or pulling from your git repositories. This is a concept that has […]
  • New domain names for PPAs – 16 Feb 2022
    Since they were introduced in 2007, Launchpad’s Personal Package Archives (PPAs) have always been hosted on This has generally worked well, but one significant snag became clear later on: it was difficult to add HTTPS support for PPAs due to the way that cookies work on the web. Launchpad uses a cookie for your […]
  • Bug emails now use the bug’s address in the From: header – 20 May 2020
    The From: addresses used by Launchpad’s bug notifications have changed, to improve the chances of our messages being delivered over modern internet email. Launchpad sends a lot of email, most of which is the result of Launchpad users performing some kind of action. For example, when somebody adds a comment to a bug, Launchpad sends […]
  • Launchpad news, March 2019 – July 2019 – 06 Aug 2019
    Here’s a brief changelog of what we’ve been up to since our last general update. Bugs Add basic GitLab bug linking (#1603679) Expect the upstream bug ID in the “number” field of GitHub issue objects, not the “id” field (#1824728) Include metadata-only bug changes in Person:+commentedbugs Build farm Filter ASCII NUL characters out of build […]
  • Launchpad now open source – 21 Jul 2009
    Get the code to Launchpad and join our development community.
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