Launchpad is a software collaboration platform created by Canonical. Ubuntu is one of the many projects that use this website. We use it for

IconsPage/info.png Some highlights of the new Launchpad 3.0

Launchpad is also an open source project in itself, to which you can join. Start page for developing Launchpad itself is And Launchpad has a Launchpad project page as well


Launchpad Answers is a community based answer tracker. It is a great place to ask questions about Launchpad projects (ex. Ubuntu, Inkscape) . Some of the strengths of Launchpad Answers over other support resources are:

  • tracking user questions in a similar way to bug reports
  • notifying volunteer support contacts of new questions
  • building a searchable knowledge base of good answers
  • allowing people to ask questions and offer support in different languages.

It also serves as a simple ticketing system for tracking Launchpad admin requests.

More about Launchpad Answers


The two most common uses of Launchpads Bug feature by Ubuntu users is to report bugs and to triage bugs. Reporting Bugs you experience in Ubuntu and Ubuntu programs gives you a voice in getting problems with your software fixed. With Open Source Software you can fix, complain about, and help resolve issues with the software.

Bug Reporting

Bug Triage

If you have questions, feel free to ask other members of the LP Focus Group, or in the #ubuntu-bugs IRC channel.

Ubuntu package building and hosting

Using Launchpad, you can build and distribute packages for operating systems that use Debian-style packaging. Right now, Launchpad's packaging system (sometimes called Soyuz) supports the build and distribution of packages for Ubuntu. Learn More.

To start...

Installing software from a ppa.
Publishing to a PPA to distribute software


With very little administrative overhead, Blueprint helps you to create a roadmap for your project and shepherd individual features through to release. Learn more.


Using Launchpad, you can translate free software projects and distribution packages into your own language. learn more

I want to...
translate my project using Launchpad
help translate other projects

Launchpad's channel on YouTube has some informative Translation screencast
Sharing translations between releases of the same project.
Exporting Translations to a Bazaar Branch.
Importing Translation Templates to a Bazaar Branch

Code Hosting

Using Launchpad, you can publish Bazaar branches of your code and, optionally, associate them with projects. You can even import Subversion and CVS repositories into Bazaar branches.

If you're already familiar with Subversion or CVS, it's worth noting that Bazaar is a distributed version control system.

Learn more about publishing, browsing and getting hold of the code you want.

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