Canonical Open-Sources First Launchpad Component

 
 
By Steven Vaughan-Nichols  |  Posted 2007-07-10 Email Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Canonical is releasing Storm, a generic open-source object relational mapper, which is used in Launchpad, a Web-based collaboration platform for open-source developers.

Canonical, the company behind the popular Ubuntu Linux distribution, announced July 9 that it is releasing Storm, a generic open-source object relational mapper, which is used in Launchpad, a Web-based collaboration platform for open-source developers. "Storm is an ORM that simplifies the development of database-backed applications in Python, especially for projects that use very large databases or multiple databases with a seamless Web front end," said Gustavo Niemeyer, lead developer of Storm at Canonical, in a statement. "Storm is particularly designed to feel very natural to Python programmers, and exposes multiple databases as stores in a clean and easy to use fashion."
This project has been in development for more than a year for use in Canonical projects. Its most prominent use is in Launchpad and is now publicly available under the LGPLv2 license. This will be the first complete Launchpad component to be released as open-source software.
Launchpad, which was released in early April, is a set of integrated tools that support collaboration and community formation. These include a team management tool, a bug tracker, code hosting, translations, a blueprint tracker and an answer tracker. It enables open-source programmers to work together on fixing bugs by linking separate conversations in external project bug trackers, such as Bugzilla, Roundup, Sourceforge and the Debian BTS, into a single universal bug tracker. Read the full story on Linux-Watch.com: Canonical Open-Sources First Launchpad Component
 
 
 
 
Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols is editor at large for Ziff Davis Enterprise. Prior to becoming a technology journalist, Vaughan-Nichols worked at NASA and the Department of Defense on numerous major technological projects. Since then, he's focused on covering the technology and business issues that make a real difference to the people in the industry.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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