Quick start guide for bazaar code hosting in launchpad

Asked by Matthew Turner on 2008-11-15

Hi I have just registered a project with launchpad and would like to host my code on the launchpad website. I have hit a few problems using the system which are preventing me from doing this and have got a number of suggestions as to how launchpad can be improved. The first one regards to location of the help section, it would be great if there were more prominent links to the help section from the various parts of launchpad as I found it not obvious that a help section even existed at first.

The help topics for the code control section are also not well written and are hard to follow ( I would try and re write these but it would be like the blind leading the blind). A number of examples of problems I experienced when following one of the tutorials ( which can be found at: https://help.launchpad.net/Code/UploadingABranch ) include the The "create your own Bazaar branch" link which links to a page titled "Code/FindingAndDownloading". When the instructions are run on the page mentioned above I get the error "bzr: ERROR: Not a branch: "/home/matthew/"".

As a suggestion, it would be great if there was a quick start guide to using bazaar clearly linked from the code section of launchpad for both the command line and Olive.

I am a Ubuntu user and think that it is an amazing operating system, keep up the good work,

Regards,

Matt

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Matthew Revell Edit question
Last query:
2008-12-03
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2008-12-09
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Assigned to Matthew. 2008-12-03 gary

Hi Matt,

I work on the Launchpad team and one of my main jobs is to provide help text, documentation, etc.

I'm pleased to say that I'm working on a quick-start guide for Launchpad Code this week, which will compliment the Code section of the user guide.

I'm disappointed to read that you found the Code section of the user guide hard to follow and poorly written. Perhaps we could talk on IRC or elsewhere to discuss that in more detail. My email address is <email address hidden>.

Thanks,

Matthew.

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) said : #2

This question was expired because it remained in the 'Needs information' state without activity for the last 15 days.

Matthew Turner (tmatt95) said : #3

Hi Matthew,

Thank you for the quick reply and apologies on the lateness of mine. I would be more than happy to help if the offer is still there. Although not completely new to the idea of code storage (having used a CVS for a project at university), my knowledge of Bazaar is none and would be more than happy to try out the tutorials and provide feedback for you.

Regards,

Matt

Matthew Turner (tmatt95) said : #4

Hi Matthew,

Thank you for the quick reply and apologies on the lateness of mine. I would
be more than happy to help if the offer is still there. Although not
completely new to the idea of code storage (having used a CVS for a project
at university), my knowledge of Bazaar is none and would be more than happy
to try out the tutorials and provide feedback for you.

Regards,

Matt

2008/11/17 Matthew Revell <email address hidden>

> Your question #51435 on Launchpad itself changed:
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> Matthew Revell requested for more information:
> Hi Matt,
>
> I work on the Launchpad team and one of my main jobs is to provide help
> text, documentation, etc.
>
> I'm pleased to say that I'm working on a quick-start guide for Launchpad
> Code this week, which will compliment the Code section of the user
> guide.
>
> I'm disappointed to read that you found the Code section of the user
> guide hard to follow and poorly written. Perhaps we could talk on IRC or
> elsewhere to discuss that in more detail. My email address is
> <email address hidden>.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Matthew.
>
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Barry Warsaw (barry) said : #5

Should we keep this question open? Perhaps we should create a bug for the specific issues raised here, or perhaps Matthew has already addressed Matt's concerns?

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