Launchpad is a collection of services including bug tracking, translations and specification tracking. It is the official Ubuntu bug tracker and is also used as the official bug tracker by about 150 upstreams. In addition, there are about another 250 communities which coordinate bugs between Launchpad and their own bug infrastructure.

Some of the highlights of Launchpad bug tracking are documented here:

Python Bugs Import

The Python bugs from Source Forge have been imported into a demonstration instance, also containing a copy of the production data:

Outgoing Email Filter

To avoid spamming uninterested people, the outgoing email for the demo Launchpad instance is being filtered. We can whitelist email addresses on request (email The infrastructure committee's emails are white listed:


Accounts for each bug reporter, assignee or commenter have been created using the $ address. People can claim the account using the password recovery page:

For people who already had launchpad accounts, the $ account can be merged here:

Old Bug Numbers

Each imported SourceForge bug has a nickname assigned of the form "sfNNNN", where NNNN is the old bug number. This makes it easy to look up bugs by the old SF bug number. For example, bug 1101399 is accessible as

Email Interface

The Launchpad email interface is described here:

For the demonstration launchpad instance, the bug submission email address is and bugs can be updated with addresses.

Submitting new bugs or changing the status of a bug by email requires that the message be PGP signed with a key registered to your Launchpad account.

Feature Requests

We welcome feature requests, which can be filed in Launchpad at:

Note that this URL is for the production Launchpad instance. Bugs filed against Launchpad in the demo instance will not be seen and may be blown away in the future.

Coming Soon






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