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I was looking at the Launchpad.net and came to this page (see the screenshot below). I started wondering if there are any desktop applications for using Launchpad.net without the necessity of a web browser.

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Are there any?

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This is commonly used for a number of command-line tools, such as those in the ubuntu-dev-tools package,

There is also a desktop client called Ground Control install ground control. which mostly focuses on bugs & branches.

Also under development is a Unity Lens which currently can search people, packages & bugs by number. This doesn't use the Launchpad credentials in the screenshot, but the anonymous access.

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That lens looks interesting, but it has only 9 bzr revisions and no packages for download yet. Do you know how stable/usable it is if you compile it from source at this point? –  WarriorIng64 Nov 8 '11 at 22:35
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It's not overly usable, but is in launchpad.net/~ajmitch/+archive/unity-lenses if you feel like trying it out. I haven't spent much time working on it lately though. –  ajmitch Nov 8 '11 at 22:49
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Yes. It's called Ground Control install ground control.

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There is a list of programs that use the Launchpad API.

It contains desktop applications (eg. Bughugger), but I could not find a mention for a full-blown desktop client.

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Cool, I didn't know there was an actual list maintained. And as it says, any of those programs could serve as examples to help others learn to write more. –  WarriorIng64 Nov 8 '11 at 22:31
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