Diff for "FrontPage"

Not logged in - Log In / Register

Differences between revisions 50 and 51
Revision 50 as of 2008-04-01 11:58:00
Size: 5530
Comment: search box top right , not top left
Revision 51 as of 2008-04-03 17:55:52
Size: 2906
Comment: Simplified and linked to new user guide sections
Deletions are marked like this. Additions are marked like this.
Line 6: Line 6:
= Welcome to the Launchpad Help wiki = = Welcome to Launchpad Help =
Line 8: Line 8:
||<tablestyle="float:right; font-size: 0.9em; width:40%; background:#F1F1ED; margin: 0 0 1em 1em;" style="padding:0.5em;">'''Contents'''[[BR]][[TableOfContents]]|| Launchpad is a suite of tools that help people and teams to work together on free software. Read on to find out how to use Launchpad and get involved in our community.
Line 10: Line 10:
Launchpad helps people and teams to work together on free software. Using Launchpad, you can manage your project's bugs, code, translations, features and user support in a single website. = User guide =
Line 12: Line 12:
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].  * '''[:YourAccount:Your account]''': create a [:YourAccount/NewAccount:new account], [:YourAccount/Branding:brand] your account, learn about [:YourAccount/Karma:karma].
 * '''[:Teams]:''' [:Teams/Joining:join] a team, [:Teams/CreatingAndRunning:create and run] a team, set up a team [:Teams/MailingLists:mailing list], encourage [:Teams/Mentoring:mentoring].
 * '''[:Projects]:''' find a project, [:Projects/Registering:register a project], learn about [:Projects/ReleasesSeriesMilestones:releases], publish your [:Projects/FileDownloads:project files].
 * '''Bug Tracker:''' track [:FeatureHighlights/MultiProjectBugs:multi-project bugs], monitoring [:FeatureHighlights/BugWatches:bugs in external trackers], manage [:BugTrackerEmailInterface:bugs by email].
 * '''Code Hosting:''' [:FeatureHighlights/BazaarHosting:hosting] Bazaar branches, creating [:FeatureHighlights/EasyBranching:your own branches], [:FeatureHighlights/TeamBranches:team branches], [:FeatureHighlights/BugBranchLinking:linking bugs and branches], importing [:FeatureHighlights/BranchImports:Subversion and CVS] repositories.
 * '''Translations:''' [:FeatureHighlights/SoftwareTranslation:build a translation team].
 * '''Answers:''' [:FeatureHighlights/AnswerTracker:manage questions and answers] about free software.
 * '''Blueprint:''' [:FeatureHighlights/BlueprintReleasePlanning:track specifications] and chunks of work.
Line 14: Line 21:
== Using this wiki ==
This wiki contains many helpful pages on using Launchpad. We're adding new documentation here on a regular basis.
= Get involved =
Line 17: Line 23:
You can search for topics of interest using the search field at the top right or, if you prefer, you can [:TitleIndex:view all titles] available in this wiki. Come join us in the Launchpad community!
Line 19: Line 25:
When you locate a topic of interest, you can subscribe to it to be notified of any changes. For example, you may want to [:FrontPage?action=subscribe:subscribe] to this page, the Front Page, to be notified when we add any new features or overview content.  * '''[:UsersMeeting:Users meeting]:''' once a month join the Launchpad team in #launchpad-meeting on Freenode.
 * '''[:BetaTesting:Beta testing]:''' be the first to try new features and help shape them before launch.
 * '''[:DocTeam:Documentation team]:''' help others to use Launchpad with user guides, screencasts and more.
 * '''Developer meeting:''' join the Launchpad team for a weekly meeting, Thursdays 18.00 UTC in #launchpad-meeting.
Line 21: Line 30:
= Using Launchpad =   = Other stuff =
Line 23: Line 33:
== Getting started ==  * '''[http://news.launchpad.net/ Launchpad News blog]:''' the latest from the Launchpad team.
 * '''[:Feedback:Contact the Launchpad team]:''' join us in #launchpad, on the [http://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/launchpad-users launchpad-users] list or [https://answers.launchpad.net/launchpad/+addquestion ask the sysadmins for help].
 * '''See [http://news.launchpad.net/maintenance planned downtime]''' and subscribe to our [http://news.launchpad.net/category/notifications/feed notification feed].
Line 25: Line 37:
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].
 1. Optionally, [:RegisteringANewProject:Register your project.]

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 the Applications ==

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

 * [:BugTrackerDocumentation:Bug Tracker]: learn about [http://news.launchpad.net/general/of-bugs-and-statuses bug statuses].
 * [:FeatureHighlights/BazaarHosting:Code Hosting].
 * [:FeatureHighlights/SoftwareTranslation:Translations].
 * [:FeatureHighlights/AnswerTracker:Answers] - user support.
 * [:BlueprintDocumentation:Blueprint] - feature planning.
 * [:PPAQuickStart:Personal Package Archives] - package building and hosting.


== Getting help with Launchpad ==

If you get stuck or have a question, here are some resources to help you.

 * General Help
  * Search this wiki
   * Note that you can also check our [:Glossary:glossary] if you come across a term you're unfamiliar with.
  * asking in #launchpad on Freenode.net [https://help.ubuntu.com/community/InternetRelayChat IRC].
   * [http://irclogs.ubuntu.com/ Channel logs] are available as are [http://ubuntuircstats.org/launchpad.html Channel Stats]
  * joining us on the [https://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/launchpad-users launchpad-users mailing list].
  * Ask a question in [https://answers.launchpad.net Launchpad Answers].
   * Note that if your question is specific to a particular Launchpad Application (e.g. the bug tracker), you should submit your question against that product. To do this:
    1. Open [https://answers.launchpad.net Launchpad Answers].
    1. Select "Choose"
    1. In the resulting dialog box type in "launchpad" and then select "Search" (or press return)
    1. Find the Launchpad application you are interested in and click on it.
    1. Back on Answers page, type in the subject of your question and then select "Find Answers"
    1. You might find that your question has been already asked and answered. If not, you can select "Ask a Question"
 * Administrative support requests
   * Ask your question in [https://answers.launchpad.net/launchpad Launchpad Answers].

== Site Maintenance ==

From time to time, we have to take Launchpad offline for planned maintenance. We aim to reduce the inconvenience of Launchpad being unavailable by scheduling it for Launchpad’s quietest periods. You can find the list of planned outages on our [http://news.launchpad.net/maintenance maintenance page].

You can also subscribe to the [https://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/launchpad-users launchpad-users mailing list] or our [http://news.launchpad.net/category/notifications/feed notifications feed] to get alerts of planned maintenance.

= 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:

 * '''[:BetaTesting:Beta testing Launchpad]:''' try out new features before everybody else! Beta testers get early access to new features before they are generally available, and automatically use daily builds of the Launchpad service. [:JoiningLaunchpadBetaTesters:Join the beta testing team], we'd love to hear your thoughts!
 * '''Weekly developer meeting:''' meet the Launchpad team every Thursday at 18.00 UTC in #launchpad-meeting.
 * '''[:UsersMeeting:Monthly users meeting]:''' find out what's coming up, ask your questions and pass your comments to the Launchpad team.
 * '''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-doc Launchpad Docs] team.
Please also take a look at our [:TermsOfUse:terms of use], [:PrivacyPolicy:privacy policy] and other [:Legal:legal information].

Welcome to Launchpad Help

Launchpad is a suite of tools that help people and teams to work together on free software. Read on to find out how to use Launchpad and get involved in our community.

User guide

Get involved

Come join us in the Launchpad community!

  • [:UsersMeeting:Users meeting]: once a month join the Launchpad team in #launchpad-meeting on Freenode.

  • [:BetaTesting:Beta testing]: be the first to try new features and help shape them before launch.

  • [:DocTeam:Documentation team]: help others to use Launchpad with user guides, screencasts and more.

  • Developer meeting: join the Launchpad team for a weekly meeting, Thursdays 18.00 UTC in #launchpad-meeting.

Other stuff

Please also take a look at our [:TermsOfUse:terms of use], [:PrivacyPolicy:privacy policy] and other [:Legal:legal information].

FrontPage (last edited 2018-05-29 15:27:10 by cjwatson)