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Or does it have to be started completely from scratch at 18th of June?

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You can start your app already, but you should wait with submitting it at least until the 18th June when the contest starts.

You can reuse old code bits, but you shouldn't just submit an application you already created in the past. It must have been created from scratch for the contest.

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By submitting you mean actually publishing to the Software Center? So should we submit like a preliminary version on the 18th? –  Jasper van den Bosch Jun 15 '12 at 15:15
    
@JaspervandenBosch You might want to ask this as a separate question, as it seems as much about what (or what quality) to submit rather than how or from what sources to produce it or when to submit it. –  Eliah Kagan Jun 15 '12 at 23:39
    
Actually I guess my question is answered by askubuntu.com/questions/151148/… –  Jasper van den Bosch Jun 16 '12 at 2:21
    
Does a conversion from Manual window building to quickly count as 're-coding it'? e.g. launchpad.net/~aking1012-com/+archive/lenstoggle –  hbdgaf Jun 22 '12 at 0:32
    
Sorry, that wouldn't count as an application from scratch. Porting an existing app to Quickly is a trivial task in which you end up with a full-blown app 90% of the code of which you wrote before the contest, thus giving you an unfair advantage over the other participants. –  David Planella Jun 22 '12 at 6:05
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