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||<tablestyle="float: right; margin: 0 0 1em 1em;" style="padding:0.5em; border: none;">{{attachment:launchpad-diamond.png}}|| Launchpad is an open source suite of tools that help people and teams to work together on software projects. [[https://launchpad.net/+tour|See the tour]] for an introduction to what you can do with Launchpad.
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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. ||<tablestyle="width: 100%;" colspan=3 style="background: #2a2929; font-weight: bold; color: #f6bc05;">I want to...||
||'''~+[[Bugs/YourProject|Track my project's bugs]]+~''' || '''~+[[Code/QuickStart|Host my project's code]]+~''' || '''~+[[Translations/YourProject|Translate my project]]+~''' ||
||'''~+[[Packaging/PPA|Distribute Ubuntu software]]+~'''||'''~+[[Teams/MailingLists|Run a mailing list]]+~'''||'''~+[[Translations/StartingToTranslate|Help translate a project]]+~''' ||
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'''New to Launchpad?''' Read about [[NewToLaunchpad|what Launchpad is and how to try it out]]. ||<tablestyle="width: 100%;" colspan=2 style="background: #2a2929; font-weight: bold; color: #f6bc05;">Talk to us — we're here to help||
|| '''In IRC chatrooms''' || `#launchpad` channel for user questions, `#launchpad-dev` for development. Both are on Freenode. (If you don't know about IRC, [[http://www.wikihow.com/Get-Started-with-IRC-(Internet-Relay-Chat)|try this guide]]). ||
|| '''On our mailing lists''' || [[http://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/launchpad-users|launchpad-users]] for user questions, [[https://launchpad.net/~launchpad-dev|launchpad-dev]] for development. ||
|| '''Via the web''' || [[https://answers.launchpad.net/launchpad/+addquestion|Launchpad Answers]]. ||
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'''Need help right now?''' See [[HelpRotation|who's on help duty]] today. ||<tablestyle="width: 100%;" colspan=2 style="background: #2a2929; font-weight: bold; color: #f6bc05;">New to Launchpad||
||<style="background:#F1F1ED;">~+'''[[PrivacyConfidentialityAndDisclosure | Privacy, confidentiality and disclosure]] in Launchpad || The types of information that Launchpad recognises, how to change information types, and how to share them with people. ||
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= User guide =

Want to learn Launchpad? Take a look through this user guide to get an overview of how it all fits together.

 * '''[[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]]:''' [[Projects/Registering|register a project]], learn about [[Projects/SeriesMilestonesReleases|releases]], publish your [[Projects/FileDownloads|project files]].
 * '''Bug Tracker:'''
  * use the [[Bugs/YourProject|bug tracker for your project]]
  * learn about [[Bugs/Expiry|bug expiry]]
  * [[Bugs/MultiProjectBugs|track one bug across many projects]]
  * Launchpad's [[Bugs/Statuses|bug statuses]] and how it [[Bugs/Statuses/External|translates external bug statuses]]
  * [[Bugs/Subscriptions|subscribe to bugs]] by email and Atom feed
  * learn the bug tracker's [[Bugs/EmailInterface|email interface]].
  * '''NEW:''' share bug comments between Launchpad and external trackers: [[Bugs/BugzillaPlugin|Bugzilla]] and [[Bugs/TracPlugin|Trac]].
 * '''[[Translations]]:''' '''NEW:''' [[Translations/StartingToTranslate|Translating software]], [[Translations/YourProject|translating your project]], [[Translations/Groups|translation groups]].
 * '''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, [[NonProjectBranches|branches not associated with a project]].
 * '''[[Answers]]:''' [[Answers/AskingForHelp|ask for help with free software]], [[Answers/OfferingHelp|offer help]], use Answers for [[Answers#your-project|your project]].
 * '''Blueprint:''' [[Blueprint|track specifications]] and chunks of work.
 * '''[[Packaging]]:''' [[Packaging/PPA|Personal package archives]] - build and publish Ubuntu packages in your own apt repository. [[Packaging/UploadErrors|Common package upload errors]].
||<tablestyle="width: 100%;" colspan=2 style="background: #2a2929; font-weight: bold; color: #f6bc05;">User guide||
||<style="background:#F1F1ED;">'''[[YourAccount|Your account]]'''||Create a [[YourAccount/NewAccount|new account]], learn about [[YourAccount/Karma|karma]], log into other websites with [[YourAccount/OpenID|OpenID]], [[YourAccount/ContactingPeople|contact people and teams]].||
||<style="background:#F1F1ED;">'''[[Teams]]'''||[[Teams/Joining|Join]] a team, [[Teams/CreatingAndRunning|create and run]] a team, set up a team [[Teams/MailingLists|mailing list]].||
||<style="background:#F1F1ED;">'''[[Projects]]'''|| [[Projects/Registering|Register a project]], learn about [[Projects/SeriesMilestonesReleases|releases]], publish your [[Projects/FileDownloads|project files]], buy a [[https://answers.launchpad.net/launchpad/+faq/208|commercial subscription]] for a non-open source project.||
||<style="background:#F1F1ED;">'''[[Bugs|Bug tracker]]'''|| [[Bugs/YourProject|Bug tracking for your project]], [[Bugs/MultiProjectBugs|track one bug across many projects]], Launchpad's [[Bugs/Statuses|bug statuses]], [[Bugs/Subscriptions|subscribe to bugs]] by email and Atom feed, learn the bug tracker's [[Bugs/EmailInterface|email interface]], [[Bugs/BugzillaPlugin|Bugzilla]] and [[Bugs/TracPlugin|Trac]] plugins.||
||<style="background:#F1F1ED;">'''[[Translations]]'''||[[Translations/StartingToTranslate|Help for translators]], [[Translations/YourProject|translation help for projects]].||
||<style="background:#F1F1ED;">'''[[Code|Code Hosting]]'''|| [[Code/FindingAndDownloading|Finding and downloading code]], [[Code/UploadingABranch|uploading code to Launchpad]], [[Code/TeamBranches|team branches]], [[Code/Review|code reviews]], [[Code/BugAndBlueprintLinks|linking branches to bugs]], [[Code/PersonalBranches|non-project branches]], [[Code/Imports|importing CVS, Subversion and git repos into Bazaar branches]].||
||<style="background:#F1F1ED;">'''[[Answers]]'''||[[Answers/AskingForHelp|Ask for help with free software]], [[Answers/OfferingHelp|offer help]], use Answers for [[Answers#your-project|your project]].||
||<style="background:#F1F1ED;">'''[[Blueprint]]'''||Track specifications and chunks of work.||
||<style="background:#F1F1ED;">'''[[Packaging]]'''||[[Packaging/PPA|Personal package archives]] &mdash; build and publish Ubuntu packages in your own apt repository. [[Packaging/SourceBuilds|Source package recipes]] &mdash; create daily builds from a Bazaar branch. [[Packaging/UploadErrors|Common package upload errors]]. ||
||<style="background:#F1F1ED;">'''[[API]]'''|| Use the [[https://help.launchpad.net/API/launchpadlib|Python library]], use the [[https://help.launchpad.net/API/Hacking|API without Python]], read the [[http://launchpad.net/+apidoc|reference documentation]] and more.||
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= Get involved = == Get involved ==
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Come [[GetInvolved|join us in the Launchpad community]]! Launchpad is free software. You can get involved in a number of ways:
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 * '''[[https://dev.launchpad.net|Join the development community]]:''' learn about and participate in Launchpad development.
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= Other stuff =

 * [[http://news.launchpad.net/|Launchpad News blog]].
 * [[Feedback|Contact us]]: #launchpad on Freenode, [[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]].
== Other stuff ==
 
 * Found spam in Launchpad? [[https://answers.launchpad.net/launchpad/+addquestion|Report it]] to the Launchpad team.
 * [[http://blog.launchpad.net/|The Launchpad blog]].
 * [[http://www.youtube.com/CanonicalLaunchpad|Launchpad's YouTube channel]], [[Videos|Ogg Theora versions]]
 * See [[http://blog.launchpad.net/maintenance|planned downtime]] and subscribe to our [[http://blog.launchpad.net/category/notifications/feed|notification feed]].

Welcome to Launchpad Help

Launchpad is an open source suite of tools that help people and teams to work together on software projects. See the tour for an introduction to what you can do with Launchpad.

I want to...

Track my project's bugs

Host my project's code

Translate my project

Distribute Ubuntu software

Run a mailing list

Help translate a project

Talk to us — we're here to help

In IRC chatrooms

#launchpad channel for user questions, #launchpad-dev for development. Both are on Freenode. (If you don't know about IRC, try this guide).

On our mailing lists

launchpad-users for user questions, launchpad-dev for development.

Via the web

Launchpad Answers.

New to Launchpad

Privacy, confidentiality and disclosure in Launchpad

The types of information that Launchpad recognises, how to change information types, and how to share them with people.

User guide

Your account

Create a new account, learn about karma, log into other websites with OpenID, contact people and teams.

Teams

Join a team, create and run a team, set up a team mailing list.

Projects

Register a project, learn about releases, publish your project files, buy a commercial subscription for a non-open source project.

Bug tracker

Bug tracking for your project, track one bug across many projects, Launchpad's bug statuses, subscribe to bugs by email and Atom feed, learn the bug tracker's email interface, Bugzilla and Trac plugins.

Translations

Help for translators, translation help for projects.

Code Hosting

Finding and downloading code, uploading code to Launchpad, team branches, code reviews, linking branches to bugs, non-project branches, importing CVS, Subversion and git repos into Bazaar branches.

Answers

Ask for help with free software, offer help, use Answers for your project.

Blueprint

Track specifications and chunks of work.

Packaging

Personal package archives — build and publish Ubuntu packages in your own apt repository. Source package recipes — create daily builds from a Bazaar branch. Common package upload errors.

API

Use the Python library, use the API without Python, read the reference documentation and more.

Get involved

Launchpad is free software. You can get involved in a number of ways:

Other stuff

Please also take a look at our terms of use, privacy policy and other legal information.

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