Testing development branches of your favourite applications will soon be made a lot easier thanks to a new “Branch-to-package wizard” (my term, not theirs) being added to Launchpad.

Developers will be able to easily turn their branches into packages via the use a new package recipe™ builder, with the resulting packages available in a PPA.

Canonical’s Michael Nelson, announcing the feature on his blog, provided a short video of the wizard in action, along with a brief statement: –

Thanks to the excellent work from the Launchpad Code team and others (James and William, to name just two), here’s a preview of how easy it will soon be to build a branch into published binaries in your PPA: http://blip.tv/file/3738068

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