How to commit to launchpad

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If you don't have write privileges on you can also commit to launchpad. This can be done the following way:

  • First get an account on Launchpad, which is a service provided by the company Canonical, who develop Ubuntu and Bazaar:
  • Create a public and private key on launchpad. This is explained here. It is quite important to execute pageant and to load the private key into pageant.
  • In your bazaar, you need to tell your launchpad username, on the command line run bzr launchpad-login USERNAME. I have not found a place in the GUI to do this.
 bzr checkout D:\\bzr\website-launchpad\trunk
  • In your local working tree, push to Launchpad which will create a new branch there: lp:~USERNAME/openpetraorg/BRANCH_NAME, eg. lp:~jomammele/openpetraorg/website-spanish.

If the corresponding button is not visible then execute the following command:

 bzr push lp:~jomammele/openpetraorg/template-changes_110811
  • Then you do a new your local working tree to lp:~USERNAME/openpetraorg/BRANCH_NAME. This means that all your future commits will go to your branch at Launchpad. If the corresponding button is not visible then execute the following command:
 bzr switch lp:~jomammele/openpetraorg/template-changes_110811
  • It seems, you might get a permission error when switching from trunk hosted at the openpetra bzr server. This only happens for people that have an SSH account on our server, but no permissions for trunk. The mistake happened in the URL: you chose the bzr:ssh url, instead of http. Workaround: now just get a new checkout directly of your launchpad branch, with the url that you have pushed to.
  • Now you can add files and change existing files, and commit them to your branch at Launchpad.
  • If you want your changes to be merged into the OpenPetra bzr, tell a core developer the URL of your branch. It is recommended to have small branches for each feature that you want to go upstream. You will not be able to reuse a branch, after it has been merged into openpetra trunk, since we want to avoid criss cross merges etc.

If you get an unlock error-message execute a

 bzr break-lock bzr+ssh://