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Silva issues now tracked in Launchpad

Publication date: 3.April.2007, 12:43

3 april 2007 – Infrae is pleased to announce that Silva’s issue tracking is now in Launchpad. This move is part of an effort to enhance collaboration with other components in the software stack. Besides being the home of the GNU/Linux distribution Ubuntu, Launchpad also hosts Zope3 issues, Grok issues, SchoolTool, and has been the development hub of the dLCMS (dynamic Learning Content Management System, developed at ETH Zurich) for the last year.

Many Silva users have used Launchpad to translate Silva’s interface languages. Translations are linked with 2,700 other projects on Launchpad, and the website offers suggestions of possible wordings from those projects. This inter-connecting of open source communities is a prime example of the potential of the Launchpad service.

Yesterday the Launchpad team announced the release of their 1.0 beta, sporting a redesigned interface and features to link data from a variety of project-specific sources. In the press release was a quote from Infrae:

”Launchpad connects us to our most important communities, and brings synergy to issue tracking for Silva, where problems in one component of the stack affect another up or downstream. Key components of our stack were already there: Infrae’s developers run Ubuntu, we develop with Zope3, and the dLCMS product (which is built on top of Silva) has been using Launchpad for over a year. Locating the Silva issues on Launchpad was like finding ideal office space, hooked into the grid, loaded with amenities, and ripe for networking.“

Using Launchpad

Now and in the future, all Silva issues will be tracked at: https://bugs.launchpad.net/silva

Users will need to create an account on Launchpad, and adjust to the new environment. A good overview is at:
https://help.launchpad.net/FeatureHighlights

There is also a Silva Project that groups the Silva CMS and its related products:
https://bugs.launchpad.net/silva-project

The Silva translations are at:
https://launchpad.net/silva/+translations

A redirecting facility is in place where bugs from the old tracker are automatically redirected to the corresponding Launchpad issue. Given an old issue number NNNN, you’ll get to the new page on Launchpad at: https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/silva-NNNN

We’ve created a visual mapping between the user interface of the old issue tracker and Launchpad.

Other projects

Note that the Launchpad development team will import bugs from existing bug trackers for projects that want to move to Launchpad.

What is Silva?

Silva is an enterprise-class CMS designed for large organizations that manage multiple or complex websites. Content is stored in clean and future-proof XML, independent of layout and presentation. Features include a multi-version workflow system, XSLT rendering support, content reuse in multiple publications, sophisticated access management, extensive import/export facilities, fine-grained templating, and hi-res image storage and manipulation. Silva and its extensions are open source software.

For more complete information, see the Silva Product Pages at http://www.infrae.com/products/silva.

Download

The package can be downloaded from http://www.infrae.com/download/Silva.

Contact

FMI contact Eric Casteleijn, eric at infrae com, +31 10 243 7051.