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Blueprints for trunk

Launchpad lets projects track the features they intend to implement over the next few releases. We call each feature proposal a "blueprint", and it can be a single paragraph placeholder for the idea, or a full-blown development specification. Once a blueprint is in Launchpad, we can generate reports of the project roadmap, as well as notifying interested developers of blueprint status changes. It's a great way to build a small community around an idea, feature or proposal.

You can also use this sytem for release management, identifying the specific feature goals of any major release and then tracking your progress towards completion of all of those goals. Currently, no blueprints have been proposed as feature goals for trunk. You can invite members of your community to nominate blueprints as feature goals for trunk and then your project drivers can decide if they will accept those goals.

For example, you can see the planned goals and the final (or current) status of those goals for each of these Ubuntu releases: Ubuntu 6.06 LTS, Ubuntu 6.10 and Ubuntu 7.04.

Anybody can register a blueprint, but only the drivers can make the decision as to whether that proposal is accepted for a meeting or a release.

In this case, the drivers are:

If you are interested in understanding the Blueprints tracker in more detail then you should take a look at the system documentation, where you can learn the best practices for effective community building and release management with Launchpad.