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Ubuntu Saucy translations are now open

You can now start translating Ubuntu Saucy on Launchpad.

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Apport crash processing now enabled for Maverick

The Debian import freeze is settled, the first rush of major changes went into Maverick, and the dust now has settled a bit. Thus it’s time to turn back some attention to crashes and quality in general.

This morning I created maverick chroots for the Apport retracers, and they are currently processing the backlog. I also uploaded a new Apport package which now enables crash reporting by default again.

Happy segfaulting!

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lpshell – convenient launchpadlib script

These days I often use launchpadlib in my projects for scripting access/modifications in Launchpad. While launchpadlib has quite a good API documentation, this only covers the method calls, not the attributes or collections. So it often takes some poking and trying until you figure out how to access/change things.

I found myself typing the same things over and over, so I finally wrote a little script called lpshell:

#!/usr/bin/python -i
import code, os, sys
from launchpadlib.launchpad import Launchpad, STAGING_SERVICE_ROOT, EDGE_SERVICE_ROOT
lp = Launchpad.login_with('test', STAGING_SERVICE_ROOT)

This logs into Launchpad and gives you an interactive Python shell with an “lp” object:

$ lpshell
>>> lp.bugs[439482].duplicate_of

Update: I committed this to ubuntu-dev-tools now, renamed to lp-shell for consistency with the other lp-* commands.

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Automated release tarball upload to Launchpad

I often do upstream releases of my upstream projects that I do on Launchpad, mostly for Apport and jockey. But doing this has been quite tedious until now: You have to go to the project page, pick the series (usually “trunk”), create a new release, create a new milestone along the way, then go to “add download file”, and upload your .tar.gz and .tar.gz.asc.

Because this is rather inconvenient, I don’t do as many upstream releases as I should. But thanks to our tireless launchpadlib developers it is now possible to automate all that, so I wrote a new script lp-project-upload which does all that in a simple command:

  $ lp-project-upload apport 1.8.2 apport-1.8.2.tar.gz
  Release 1.8.2 could not be found for project. Create it? (Y/n) y

The script is based on Brad Crittenden’s recipe for uploading project files, and I added the creation of milestones and releases.

The script is contained in current Karmic’s ubuntu-dev-tools package now. Enjoy, and of course feel free to extend it for changelogs, release notes, etc.

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