Launchpad PPA Upgraded to 2 GB
By on May 4th, 2010

Launchpad has made an important  announcement this week. The earlier PPA size limit of 1 GB has been upgraded to a new limit of 2 GB. With this new size, the Personal Package Archives will now be able to host more files and provide better applications.

Launchpad is a  web application and  web site supporting software development, particularly that of  free software. Launchpad is developed and maintained by  Canonical Ltd.. On 21 July 2009, the source code was released publicly under the  GNU Affero General Public License.[2] As of August 2009, the launchpad repository hosts more than 13,000 projects. The domain  launchpad.net attracted 1 million visitors by August 2009 according to a  Compete.com survey.

Although Launchpad has provided sizes larger than 1 GB on special request earlier, this move ensures that you will get 2 GB from the very beginning. Existing PPAs larger than 2 GB will remain unchanged.

This announcement was made at the Launchpad blog by Matthew Revell.

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