Patches and Bugs with Upstreams Extravaganza
Tomorrow is going to be a great day for Developer Week. Starting at 1600 UTC David and Nigel will be going over our continuing effort to get patches reviewed and submitted to upstream projects as part of Operation Cleansweep.
After you’ve learned how to review patches, Pedro’s session right after is how to forward those patches (and bug workflow) upstream.
Then, at 1800UTC you can come to my session, “Daily Builds and you”, which is about how we plan to offer upstreams the ability to spin off builds in Launchpad for great justice.
I hope to see you there!
Daily Builds for Upstream Projects
Over the next few weeks the folks on the Launchpad team will be landing various bits for Daily Builds in Launchpad. I thought I’d talk about this feature because it can be a very useful tool for software projects.
So first of all, why? We want to enable you to get the latest build out to testers as soon as possible. Need someone to confirm that you’ve finally caught that regression? Or perhaps get some more testing on that feature you just landed? Dailies are for you.
The recipes are pretty easy, basically “grab trunk from launchpad here, and mush it together with this packaging branch from here”. Since we’re starting to keep our packaging branches in Launchpad this shouldn’t be too tough.
So while it’s not spitting out builds just yet, you can definitely get your code imported and your recipe done. Here’s how to get started. If you’re an upstream project and you need help with this, as always feel free to ping me. You can follow the spec for the list of apps we’ll be setting up after the feature lands, and of course we encourage you to set up your own!