Registering your project in Launchpad takes just a few minutes and allows you to use Launchpad to do all or any of the following:
- track your project's bugs
- translate your project's user interface
- host and mirror Bazaar branches of your project's code
- import CVS and Subversion repositories of your project's code into Bazaar branches
- plan and manage the development of features for your project
- offer an easy way for your project's users to post and answer support questions.
Quick tip: If you want to register a translation or Ubuntu loco team in Launchpad, please create a new team, not a project.
Step 1: Log in to Launchpad and visit https://launchpad.net/projects/
Step 2: Click Register a project in the left-hand Actions menu.
Step 3: Complete the Name, Display Name and Title fields.
Launchpad uses these three different names for your project in different contexts:
Name: This is the short name that Launchpad will use for your project in URLs. For example: "blueprint" in https://launchpad.net/blueprint for Launchpad's Blueprint Tracker.
Display name: This is the name Launchpad uses for your project in the breadcrumb at the top of the screen. For example: "Blueprint".
Title: This is the long form of your project's name and is the most common name that Launchpad uses for your project. For example: "The Blueprint Feature Tracker".
Step 4: Your project summary and description are used on your project's homepage. A portion of the summary is also shown in search results.
In this screen-shot of the Blueprint Tracker's project page, the summary is highlighted with a red line and the description with a blue line.
Step 5: If your project is part of a wider project group, you can tell Launchpad by entering the project group's name in the Part of text-box. If you're not sure of the project group's exact Launchpad name, click Choose... to search for it.
For example: Blueprint is part of the launchpad-project group.
If you make this project part of a project group, the group preferences and decisions around bug tracking, translation and security policy will also apply to this project.
Note: You can request a new project group by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Describe your project, its constituent parts and why a project group is the best way to organise them. Launchpad team administrators will reply to let you know if your request has been successful.
Step 6: The following fields allow you to tell Launchpad users more about your project and are not used by Launchpad itself.
Quick tip: Once you've registered your project, you can use Launchpad to host your project's downloadable files. Find out more about file downloads.
Step 7: When you're ready, click the Add button to create your project in Launchpad. Launchpad will now take you straight to your new project page.