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Launchpad 2.1.12: new bug tracker plugin API


We're proud to announce the release of Launchpad 2.1.12 and two
exciting new ways for other services to use data in Launchpad.

Create a Launchpad plugin for your bug tracker

Launchpad can already import the status of a bug report that's in
another tracker, such as Debian's BTS or Sourceforge.

Recently, we also announced two plugins -- for Bugzilla and
Trac -- that enable two-way communication, starting off with
sharing a bug's comment history between those trackers and

Now anyone can create their own plugins to enable other bug
trackers to communicate directly with Launchpad. We've published
our bug plugin API on the help wiki:


Graham has more in his blog post:


Launchpad modules for Drupal 5.x

Building on Launchpad's OpenID support, we've produced two Drupal
5.x modules that let you:

 * use Launchpad to authenticate your Drupal site's visitors
 * assign Drupal roles based on someone's Launchpad team

We're working on support for Drupal 6.x right now.

Read more in our blog post:


Full details of 2.1.12

If you filter Launchpad bug mail, look out for a new header:


It lists, alphabetically, everyone who has commented on the bug,
including the original poster, with each name separated by

To get the full details of the Launchpad 2.1.12 release, have a
look at its milestone page:


If you come across a bug, please report it here:


See you next year!

We'll be back in the new year with Launchpad 2.2.1 on the 28th

There are two new ways to get Launchpad news, via Twitter and

 * http://twitter.com/launchpad_net
 * http://identi.ca/launchpad

And don't forget the Launchpad News blog:

 * http://news.launchpad.net

As always, you can join us in #launchpad on Freenode and at the
new home of the launchpad-users mailing list:


Matthew Revell - Launchpad.net - free software collaboration and project hosting

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