Welcome to the Launchpad Help wiki
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.
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].
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/AnswerTracker:Answers] - user support.
[:BlueprintDocumentation:Blueprint] - feature planning.
[:PPAQuickStart:Personal Package Archives] - package building and hosting.
Getting help with Launchpad
If you get stuck and need help, you can find it by:
asking in #launchpad on Freenode.net [https://help.ubuntu.com/community/InternetRelayChat IRC]. [http://irclogs.ubuntu.com/ Channel logs] are available.
joining us on the [https://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/launchpad-users launchpad-users mailing list].
For administrative support requests, [https://answers.launchpad.net/launchpad ask your question in Launchpad Answers].
You can also check our [:Glossary:glossary] if you come across a term you're unfamiliar with.
Using this wiki
We're adding new documentation very often. [:FrontPage?action=subscribe:Subscribe] to this page for highlights. This wiki contains many helpful pages on using Launchpad. You can search for topics of interest or, if you prefer, you can [:TitleIndex:view all titles] available.
Getting involved with Launchpad
If you want to help improve Launchpad, we welcome your comments and suggestions. Email us: email@example.com.
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.