Guide to using LaunchPad for OpenERP development

  1. Create an account for yourself on LaunchPad.
  2. Upload your ssh signature as per https://help.launchpad.net/YourAccount/CreatingAnSSHKeyPair
  3. Log in to Launchpad: On Centos:
    bzr launchpad-login <your-launchpad-login>

    On Ubuntu:

    bzr whoami <your-launchpad-login>
  4. Get the latest trunk source code: For the server:
    bzr branch lp:~openerp/openobject-server/trunk

    For the modules:

    bzr branch lp:openobject-addons
  5. To update (cf. svn update, i.e. freshen) your branch later:
    bzr pull

How to contribute your changes to the OpenERP Community

  1. Join the OpenERP Community here: https://launchpad.net/~openerp-community
  2. You should probably create a bug or mod with a Blueprint on Launchpad in the appropriate project.
  3. Make your changes.
    vi addons/account/account.py
  4. Commit to your local branch.
    cd addons
    bzr ci -m "Testing Modifications"
  5. Push your changes up to Launchpad.
    cd addons
    bzr push lp:~openerp-community/openobject-addons/YOURLOGIN_YOURBRANCHNAME

    Don’t forget to set the status of your branch (new, experimental, development, mature, …) so that contributors know what they can use or not.

  6. Bind your local branch to the one on Launchpad so that future commits will be applied directly to the one on Launchpad.
    bzr bind lp:~openerp-community/openobject-addons/YOURLOGIN_YOURBRANCHNAME
  7. Further editing would then follow these steps:
    bzr pull    # Get modifications on your branch from others
    EDIT STUFF
    bzr ci    # commit your changes on your public branch
    OR
    bzr ci --fixes=lp:453123   # Where 453123 is a bug ID
  8. Update your branch from its parent branch:
    bzr merge
  9. Once your branch is mature, mark it as mature in the web interface of launchpad and request for merging in the official release. Your branch will be reviewed by a commiter and then the quality team to be merged in the official release.

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