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= Launchpad Highlights = = Welcome to the Launchpad Help wiki =
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Launchpad is a tool for collaboration between different projects. It makes it easier for people who work on a variety of free software projects, in particular, to share information about bugs, features and translations. Launchpad is used by Ubuntu and other distributions for bug tracking, translations and release feature planning. It is also used by "upstream" projects in the same way, and it makes collaborating between all these projects very easy. Launchpad helps people and teams to work together on free software. Using Launchpad, you can:
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 * [:FeatureHighlights:Launchpad 1.0 Feature Guide] - a quick guide to the most interesting features in Launchpad 1.0. This should be your first read!
 * Find out how to [:CreatingYourLaunchpadAccount:create a Launchpad account].
 * [:RegisteringANewProject:Register a new project] in Launchpad.
 * [https://bugs.launchpad.net/ report and manage bugs]
 * [https://code.launchpad.net/ host and share code]
 * [https://translations.launchpad.net/ translate free software into your language]
 * [https://blueprint.launchpad.net/ plan new features]
 * [https://answers.launchpad.net/ find and offer user support].
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'''Want to help test new Launchpad features?''' Find out how to [:JoiningLaunchpadBetaTesters:join the Launchpad Beta Testers team]. Free software communities using Launchpad include [http://www.ubuntu.com/ Ubuntu], [http://www.zope.org/ Zope], [http://www.jokosher.org/ Jokosher] and [http://www.infrae.com/products/silva SilvaCMS].
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= Documentation = == Getting started ==
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 * Detailed documentation for [:BlueprintDocumentation:the feature planning tool] built into Launchpad, that lets you keep track of new features under development, who is responsible for them, how well-defined they are, when they are likely to land in your product, and where the code is that implements them.
 * How to [:UsingMaloneEmail:use email to interact with the bug tracker]. You can file bugs, and change the statuses of bugs as well as commenting on bugs, using only email.
 * How you can use the [:LaunchpadMessageRationale:X-Launchpad-Message-Rationale] header to filter email sent to you by Launchpad.
To start using Launchpad you need to create an account. If you want to use Launchpad for your free software project, you also need to register your project.
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= Other resources =  1. [:CreatingYourLaunchpadAccount:Create your account].
 1. [:RegisteringANewProject:Register your project.]
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 * [http://news.launchpad.net/ Launchpad News blog]
 * [:BazaarLinks:Stories of the Bazaar in Launchpad]
 * [https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/launchpad-users/2007-August/001998.html Read about Launchpad 1.1.8] - our most recent release.
Once you have your account, find out more about Launchpad:

 * [https://launchpad.net/+tour Take the Launchpad tour].
 * [https://launchpad.net/+about Read about what you can do with Launchpad].
 * [:FeatureHighlights:Read our feature highlights guide].
 * [http://news.launchpad.net/ Read the Launchpad News blog].

== Using Launchpad ==

Launchpad is made up of five main applications. Find out how to use them:

 * [:BugTrackerDocumentation:Bug Tracker].
 * [:FeatureHighlights/BazaarHosting:Code Hosting].
 * [:FeatureHighlights/SoftwareTranslation Translations].
 * [:FeatureHighlights/AnswerTracker Answers] - user support].
 * [:BlueprintDocumentation Blueprint] - feature planning.

We're adding new documentation every week. [:FrontPage?action=subscribe:Subscribe] to this page for highlights.

If you get stuck and need help, you can find it by:

 * asking in #launchpad on Freenode
 * joining us on the [https://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/launchpad-users launchpad-users mailing list].

You can also check our [:Glossary:glossary] if you come across a term you're unfamiliar with.

For admin support requests, [https://answers.launchpad.net/launchpad ask your question in Launchpad Answers].

== Getting involved with Launchpad ==

If you want to help improve Launchpad, we welcome your comments and suggestions. Email us: feedback@launchpad.net.

You can also get more closely involved:

 * '''Weekly developer meeting:''' meet the Launchpad team every Thursday at 15.00 UTC in #launchpad.
 * '''[:UsersMeeting:Monthly users meeting]:''' find out what's coming up, ask your questions and pass your comments to the Launchpad team.
 * '''[:JoiningLaunchpadBetaTesters:Beta testing]:''' help shape the future of Launchpad. Right now, we're testing [:PPAQuickStart:Personal Package Archives].
 * '''Help with Launchpad documentation:''' add to our [:DocumentationSpecs:list of planned documentation] or choose a guide that you'd like to write. You're also welcome to join the [https://launchpad.net/~launchpad-tech-writers Launchpad Technical Writers] team.

Welcome to the Launchpad Help wiki

Launchpad helps people and teams to work together on free software. Using Launchpad, you can:

Free software communities using Launchpad include [http://www.ubuntu.com/ Ubuntu], [http://www.zope.org/ Zope], [http://www.jokosher.org/ Jokosher] and [http://www.infrae.com/products/silva SilvaCMS].

Getting started

To start using Launchpad you need to create an account. If you want to use Launchpad for your free software project, you also need to register your project.

  1. [:CreatingYourLaunchpadAccount:Create your account].

  2. [:RegisteringANewProject:Register your project.]

Once you have your account, find out more about Launchpad:

Using Launchpad

Launchpad is made up of five main applications. Find out how to use them:

We're adding new documentation every week. [:FrontPage?action=subscribe:Subscribe] to this page for highlights.

If you get stuck and need help, you can find it by:

You can also check our [:Glossary:glossary] if you come across a term you're unfamiliar with.

For admin support requests, [https://answers.launchpad.net/launchpad ask your question in Launchpad Answers].

Getting involved with Launchpad

If you want to help improve Launchpad, we welcome your comments and suggestions. Email us: feedback@launchpad.net.

You can also get more closely involved:

  • Weekly developer meeting: meet the Launchpad team every Thursday at 15.00 UTC in #launchpad.

  • [:UsersMeeting:Monthly users meeting]: find out what's coming up, ask your questions and pass your comments to the Launchpad team.

  • [:JoiningLaunchpadBetaTesters:Beta testing]: help shape the future of Launchpad. Right now, we're testing [:PPAQuickStart:Personal Package Archives].

  • Help with Launchpad documentation: add to our [:DocumentationSpecs:list of planned documentation] or choose a guide that you'd like to write. You're also welcome to join the [https://launchpad.net/~launchpad-tech-writers Launchpad Technical Writers] team.

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