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Script Launchpad through its web services interfaces. Officially supported.

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NEWS for launchpadlib

1.9.4 (2010-01-18)

  • Removed references to the ‘edge’ service root, which is being phased out.

  • Fixed a minor bug in the upload_release_tarball contrib script which was causing tarballs to be uploaded with the wrong media type.

  • The XSLT stylesheet for converting the Launchpad WADL into HTML documentation has been moved back into Launchpad.

1.9.3 (2011-01-10)

  • The keyring package import is now delayed until the keyring needs to be accessed. This reduces launchapdlib users’ exposure to unintended side effects of importing keyring (KWallet authorization dialogs and the registration of a SIGCHLD handler).

1.9.2 (2011-01-07)

  • Added a missing import.

1.9.1 (2011-01-06)

  • Corrected a test failure.

1.9.0 (2011-01-05)

  • When an authorization token expires or becomes invalid, attempt to acquire a new one, even in the middle of a session, rather than crashing.

  • The HTML generated by wadl-to-refhtml.xsl now validates.

  • Most of the helper login methods have been deprecated. There are now only two helper methods:

    • Launchpad.login_anonymously, for anonymous credential-free access.

    • Launchpad.login_with, for programs that need a credential.

1.8.0 (2010-11-15)

  • Store authorization tokens in the Gnome keyring or KDE wallet, when available. The credentials_file parameter of Launchpad.login_with() is now ignored.

  • By default, Launchpad.login_with() now asks Launchpad for desktop-wide integration. This removes the need for each individual application to get its own OAuth token.

1.7.0 (2010-09-23)

  • Removed “fake Launchpad browser” code that didn’t work and was misleading developers.

  • Added support for by adding astaging to the uris.

1.6.5 (2010-08-23)

  • Make launchpadlib compatible with the latest lazr.restfulclient.

1.6.4 (2010-08-18)

  • Test fixes.

1.6.3 (2010-08-12)

  • Instead of making the end-user hit Enter after authorizing an application to access their Launchpad account, launchpadlib will automatically poll Launchpad until the user makes a decision.

  • launchpadlib now raises a more helpful exception when the end-user explicitly denies access to a launchpadlib application.

  • Improved the XSLT stylesheet to reflect Launchpad’s more complex top-level structure. [bug=286941]

  • Test fixes. [bug=488448,616055]

1.6.2 (2010-06-21)

  • Extended the optimization from version 1.6.1 to apply to Launchpad’s top-level collection of people.

1.6.1 (2010-06-16)

  • Added an optimization that lets launchpadlib avoid making an HTTP request in some situations.

1.6.0 (2010-04-07)

  • Fixed a test to work against the latest version of Launchpad.

1.5.8 (2010-03-25)

  • Use version 1.0 of the Launchpad web service by default.

1.5.7 (2010-03-16)

  • Send a Referer header whenever making requests to the Launchpad website (as opposed to the web service) to avoid falling afoul of new cross-site-request-forgery countermeasures.

1.5.6 (2010-03-04)

  • Fixed a minor bug when using login_with() to access a version of the Launchpad web service other than the default.

  • Added a check to catch old client code that would cause newer versions of launchpadlib to make nonsensical requests to, and raise a helpful exception telling the developer how to fix it.


  • Added the ability to access different versions of the Launchpad web service.

1.5.4 (2009-12-17)

  • Made it easy to get anonymous access to a Launchpad instance.

  • Made it easy to plug in different clients that take the user’s Launchpad login and password for purposes of authorizing a request token. The most secure technique is still the default: to open the user’s web browser to the appropriate Launchpad page.

  • Introduced a command-line script bin/launchpad-credentials-console, which takes the user’s Launchpad login and password, and authorizes a request token on their behalf.

  • Introduced a command-line script bin/launchpad-request-token, which creates a request token on any Launchpad installation and dumps the JSON description of that token to standard output.

  • Shorthand service names like ‘edge’ should now be respected everywhere in launchpadlib.

1.5.3 (2009-10-22)

  • Moved some more code from launchpadlib into the more generic lazr.restfulclient.

1.5.2 (2009-10-01)

  • Added a number of new sample scripts from elsewhere.

  • Added a reference to the production Launchpad instance.

  • Made it easier to specify a Launchpad instance to run against.

1.5.1 (2009-07-16)

  • Added a sample script for uploading a release tarball to Launchpad.

1.5.0 (2009-07-09)

  • Most of launchpadlib’s code has been moved to the generic lazr.restfulclient library. launchpadlib now contains only code specific to Launchpad. There should be no changes in functionality.

  • Moved into the top-level directory. Having it in a subdirectory with a top-level symlink was breaking installation on Windows.

  • The notice to the end-user (that we’re opening their web browser) is now better formatted.

1.0.1 (2009-05-30)

  • Correct tests for new launchpad cache behavior in librarian

  • Remove build dependency on setuptools_bzr because it was causing bzr to be downloaded during installation of the package, which was unnecessary and annoying.

1.0 (2009-03-24)

  • Initial release on PyPI

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