Launchpad provide a web service api for developer. The main area I use launchpad api on:
- Grab/Edit bug information
- Grab/Attach attachment
For full functionality, please refer to online document: https://api.launchpad.net/devel.html
There is a launchpadapi python client/library let you use launchpad web api easily. The key concept is to get the launchpad object. And then manipulate the objects.
I recommended trying lp-shell in lptools packages. With lp-shell utility which provides an interactive python shell, developer could use launchpadlib python library interactively and explore functions and properties of launchpadlib. Example:
b = lp.bugs print(b.title) print(b.message_count)
Here is more sample scripts: https://help.launchpad.net/API/Examples