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     1== Why replace !SourceForge with Launchpad? ==
     2http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_open_source_software_hosting_facilities[[BR]]
     3http://doc.bazaar-vcs.org/bzr.dev/en/tutorials/using_bazaar_with_launchpad.html
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     5Sourceforge was great in it's day, but hasn't kept up with the competition.
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     7Beyond needing a host which supports Bzr, there are several good reasons for switching:
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     9The bug tracker has been a particular source of frustration - it has poor facilities for targetting bugs at specific milestones.[[BR]]
     10This is related to there being no support for roadmaps (the Wiki is currently used for this, but it's not integrated)
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     12The mailing lists have also had reliability problems & the web archive is a very poor access method.
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     14Launchpad is designed to foster a more collaborative development process, which is exactly what we need.[[BR]]
     15It is designed for a world of Distributed Version Control systems & less central hierarchy.[[BR]]
     16It supports links to external systems (such as Sourceforge & Trac).
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     18The User-focussed 'Answers' section & FAQ are potentially very useful.[[BR]]
     19The 'Translations' section could potentially replace Pootle?
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     21It's main limitation is the lack of an in-built Wiki (the !BluePrints/Answers/FAQ can kind-of be used to work around this).
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     23We therefore use Trac more than !LaunchPad (using the Bzr plugin).
     24 * Can push LP bugs to Trac: https://help.launchpad.net/Bugs/TracPlugin
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     26Launchpad is also used by Web2Py:
     27 * https://launchpad.net/web2py
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