Launchpad Manual

Launchpad is a collaboration platform for open-source projects.

Launchpad provides everything necessary to build and publish software, including code hosting, issue tracking, translations, and request tracking for bugs and features. The most famous software hosted on Launchpad is Ubuntu.

Launchpad provides unique features needed in modern software development, especially in open-source development. These include build capacities for many different languages and package formats across standard architectures, but also including rising stars such as RISC-V and ARM. Launchpad also offers unparalleled tracking capabilities across issue trackers to seamlessly communicate with upstream projects.

With its unique features, Launchpad is the right tool for companies, professionals, open-source maintainers, and hobbyists alike.

In this documentation


Start here - hands-on introductions to Launchpad for new developers

How-to guides

How-to guides - step-by-step guides covering key operations and common tasks


Technical information - specifications, APIs, architecture


Discussion and clarification of key topics

Project and community

Launchpad is a member of the Ubuntu family. It’s an open source project that warmly welcomes community projects, contributions, suggestions, fixes and constructive feedback.