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.
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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.