Welcome to Launchpad! If you're here because you've just created your Launchpad account, here are some suggestions for what you might want to do next:
Edit your Launchpad profile page -- add a photo, tell the world about yourself
Read the Launchpad user guide
What you can do with Launchpad
Launchpad is a hosting and collaboration service for software projects. You can use Launchpad to:
report and learn more about bugs in software you use - more about Bugs
help translate software - more about Translations
- host, share and find code
ask for help with software - more about Answers
plan, assign and follow the progress of chunks of work more about Blueprint
create and host Ubuntu packages - more about Personal Package Archives.
You can also register your software project in our directory, then pick and choose which parts of Launchpad you want to use. It's free for free software projects - contact us if your project uses a non-free licence.
Want to know more about what Launchpad can do? Take our tour.
Want to try Launchpad?
Try Launchpad in our staging environment without worrying about touching real data. Staging uses a copy of Launchpad's real database and gets wiped at the end of every day.
Note: some features aren't automatically active on staging, including:
- translation imports and automatic approval
- translation exports.
If you need to try these features on staging, ask us.
You can find out more about what each part of Launchpad does, and how to use it, in our user guide.