Welcome to the Launchpad Help wiki
Launchpad helps people and teams to work together on free software. Using Launchpad, you can:
[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].
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].
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.
[:CreatingYourLaunchpadAccount:Create your account].
[: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].
Launchpad is made up of five main applications. Find out how to use them:
[: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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.