Writing applications for Ubuntu (including Ubuntu Touch) and questions about the application submission process to the Ubuntu Software Center. This covers both open source and commercial applications.

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What exactly is an “Ubuntu App”, as made with the Ubuntu SDK?

The Ubuntu SDK appears to be only for creating Ubuntu Apps. What exactly is an "Ubuntu App"? The website is very detailed, but I can't see any description of what is meant by an Ubuntu App. I ...
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i had installed devstack on ubuntu. 1st it loaded everything correctly. but now i am not able to load any instance. i am getting the following errors: [on hold]

Environment: Request Method: GET Request URL: http://192.168.43.201/admin/images/ Django Version: 1.6.10 Python Version: 2.7.6 Installed Applications: ['openstack_dashboard.dashboards.project', ...
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How to open an item in a MainView so that it fills the whole window?

I'm writing an application consisting of several pages. One page is a bit special, because it should fill up the whole screen. However, I cannot get rid of the page header, despite the fact that this ...
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How can I set the User Agent in a webapp?

I have developed a simple web application which is in the click store and available for users to install on their phone. Some websites require a special UA string in order to render correctly and I'd ...
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copy-mangar having auto-poweroff after completing copying/moving operations?

Many Of my friends don't have Internet connection so often i download their stuffs. so sometime the files are too large 20~25 GB's . Which takes hours to copy :) For my convenient is there any way ...
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Cross platform developmemt environment

I want to develop a simple application with GUI that can interact(read/write) with a database (mySql). I would like to run the application in Ubuntu, Windows and android. I am expecting answers ...
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Unable To Run Cordova Platform add android on Ubuntu 14.04

I tried running both cordova platform add android and sudo cordova platform add android and I get the below error: sudo cordova platform add android Creating android project... ...
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How to keep record of every action and command executed? [closed]

I there a way to see the terminal code for every action taken? Something like a listener to know what goes on behind the scenes for every action I take. Example: "selected this element, clicked on ...
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Questions regarding on-screen keyboard app development

I am volunteering some of my time to help get my favorite keyboard ported to Ubuntu, and I wanted to check with the community to see what approach to use for this kind of app. Are there any special ...
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Difference between Scopes and Apps in Ubuntu touch

In the last couple of years I made several apps for Android (Native and with Cordova) and now I want to develop apps for Ubuntu Touch. I am not yet in the possession of a Ubuntu supported phone (I ...
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Certificate issues when using Landscape python API.

can anyone help me with some certificate issues..? I'm using Landscape, and trying to use the python API, but I get a CA mismatch, but I've downloaded the .pem, and pointed the script to the location ...
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Juju support for Google Compute Engine GCE

Is Juju supported for Google Compute Engine on the roadmap? If yes, how?
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How do I bundle a python interpreter in my qml app?

How do I bundle a python interpreter in my qml app? I can not use the system's python interpreter due to the nature of Ubuntu’s new Click Packages, and App-Armour. How do I do this?
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Ubuntu.Components for 14.04

I read somewhere that to develop apps using Ubuntu.Components, 14.10 is needed. Is there no workaround to make it work on 14.04? Or is there any older version of Ubuntu.Components for 14.04? If so, ...
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Can you use QProcess in a Click Packaged Application?

I am just curious whether this is something AppArmor allows or not? My application works fine on the desktop, but I can't get Standard output or error to even display in my app when I run it from the ...
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What security policy group do I need to give a Click Package to download files?

My app downloads files, ideally to the Music Folder. What security policy groups are needed by app armor to accomplish this?
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Get unique device ID in QML

I need to get a unique ID for the device. I originally thought I'd use the device's imei, but that doesn't seem to return anything: import QtSystemInfo 5.0 DeviceInfo { id: device } ...
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Ubuntu SDK - switching to QML design mode crashes application

I'm using the Ubuntu SDK version 'qtcreator-plugin-ubuntu 3.1.1+15.04.20141212.1-0ubuntu1~0utopic1'. When developing an app containing QML code (App with simple UI) I cannot switch to design mode. ...
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Ubuntu Touch App with Simple UI (QMake) - how to connect C++ to QML

I've noticed that the Ubuntu SDK now has a template for an 'App with Simple UI (QMake)'. This creates a C++ Ubuntu application project with a sample UI containing a Label and a Button (Needs a 15.04 ...
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Replace secret key placeholder at build time

I'm developing an Ubuntu touch app in QML, and would like to keep an API key reasonably secret (at least I don't want to have to commit it into the VCS). I see that you can define environment ...
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Where is the qt-mt (qt multithreaded) library on ubuntu 14.04?

I'm trying to install some software for a Mightex camera and the first step is to run a ./configure file, after getting a lot of messages where it checks for libraries it fails with the following: ...
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Ubuntu QML App UI problems

I need some help... I am currently building a new QML Ubuntu App and I am struggeling with the UI.. The App sends a request to an external server, gets some JSON back and appends that to a ...
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How do I add a Device Kit to an existing project

I am writing a QML Ubuntu Application and unfortunately forgot to check the boxes for the different Device Kits when I created the Project. How do I get those Device Kits to show up at the run menu?
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How to uninstall firefox developer edition in ubuntu

How do I completely uninstall Firefox developer edition, I tried by uninstalling from Ubuntu software center, it gets uninstalled but if I re install firefox then again its switching to Firefox ...
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Use the design function of Qt Creator when developing Ubuntu apps

I would like to start developing Ubuntu apps with Qt Creator and I have a few queries when making a simple qml qt app. Firstly, is it normal qml and javascript? Can I use all normal qml and ...
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How to create a source tarball for a java application built by ant?

I've written an application in Java and would like to package it for Ubuntu and upload it to my PPA. I've already read through the documentation and set up my environment, but I don't completely ...
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Why was my app rejected with “(REJECT) reserved policy group 'debug': not for production use”?

I uploaded my app to the store but received this error message: found unexpected Exec with architecture 'all': ./qtcdevicedebughelper.py (REJECT) reserved policy group 'debug': not for production ...
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What does policy_version_is_highest mean?

My app was just reviewed and the feedback comments mentioned "policy_version_is_highest". What does this mean?
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GNU C - Signals never arrive to the handler

I'm working on a university project which needs to be written in GNU C and run on Ubuntu server. My primary OS at home is Ubuntu 14.04 on my PC. The project is about multi thread programming and I ...
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“Search your computer” widget get overlay by other views?

There are times that every view/window that is opened is overlaying the search widget that you open with "Super" key. No matter what window you open or set true/false for "Always on top". This is very ...
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Ubuntu.Components version 1.1 is not installed

Anyone knows why I'm getting this error? I do have Ubuntu Components in /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/qt5/qml I'm on Ubuntu 14.04. Installed the SDK through the PPA. Last time I installed SDK from the ...
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Why XMLHttpRequest send only “server connection established” in readyState attribut?

I try to store the result of JSON webservice into a List view. I create my request in javascript but my readyState value is always 1 and never change. I don't understand what is wrong. This is my ...
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How do you create an additional interpreter?

Short and sweet version: I figured breaking it down into steps would make it easier. I'm building a website I hate SQL. It makes no sense to me, for a programmer to have to learn an additional ...
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Creating floating “widgets” for Unity environment

I'm looking for a way to make a screenlet-like widgets for Ubuntu, just without the screenlet app. I can't find info on how screenlet gets to this functionality as their website is down. I want to ...
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Weird bug in qml and oxyde

I have made an app with this source code: http://pastebin.com/zMwtusZJ However when I try to run the app the webview instead becomes black and does not load the web page. Here is the crash output: ...
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How many Applications do Ubuntu have? [closed]

I am wondering how many applications Ubuntu have in total.
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How do you return a list of the current project folders and files of your current project in QtCreator?

I think Qt must have this, because QtCreator has a list on its sidebar: Ideally I am just looking for a Qt function that will just return this list. Thanks.
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How to deploy an Ubuntu touch application for other GNU/Linux distributions?

My situation: I have created an Ubuntu touch application using Ubuntu SDK, in QML & C++. The application uses Ubuntu UI Toolkit (Ubuntu.Components 0.1) I want the application to run in other ...
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get_iplayer no longer works

I used to use get_iplayer to download previously transmitted BBC programmes to disk. The BBC has now stopped the facility that get_iplayer uses so that it no longer works. It's now offering the Nitro ...
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Best way to update files on production server from development server

I am developing a website for my own company. To do so I have 2 servers: Server 1: a development server where I upload and test files. I use Adobe Dreamweaver CS6 to put and get files I am working ...
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How to add some padding between a ListView and its footer?

Consider the following QML snippet: ListView { //... footer: Text { text: "Sample Text" } } This will display the text "Sample Text" directly at the bottom of the ListView. ...
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Ubuntu QML Alarm not working properly

I've been trying to create a simple app capable of setting system alarm. But although I can see the set alarm at correct time in the event list under my clock indicator (on desktop), it doesn't notify ...
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UbuntuShape component doesn't show the background color.

This code gives me an UbuntuShape with the background color red: UbuntuShape{ height: units.gu(6) width: units.gu(6) color:"red" } but when I set an image with the code below, the ...
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Unity 8 scopes: changing the card color has no effect

The example scope that comes with the ubuntu-sdk implements a client for the OpenWeatherMap API. If I specify "card-background" in the category renderer template (because I want to have background ...
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Documentation / guides for offline ubuntu phone scopes

I've been working on an Ubuntu phone scope that is NOT connecting to the internet, it is retrieving local results. I am having difficulty, which is mostly due to not having a guide for how to write a ...
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How do I remove dependencies from a deb installer for an isolated system?

I have created a deb package for an application created in Qt. I have included all the libraries that the application depends on, to be installed in a folder next to the application itself: ...
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Ubuntu Touch: How can I debug ubuntu touch apps on the device? [duplicate]

My app works well on desktop but I can't figure out why does it crash on my nexus 7. How can I debug it while it runs on the device?
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Ubuntu Touch: How do I run an ubuntu touch app from the terminal?

How do I run an ubuntu touch app from the terminal? Where are they stored?
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Ubuntu SDK, Ubuntu Touch: Disable automaticOrientation for one element?

I am building an Ubuntu Touch app. Option "automaticOrientation: true" rotates the whole interface, but I need one element to stay in place and ignore it. Is this possible?
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Scope settings - what does “list” type returns?

i am trying to get the string selected from a list (defined in the settings.ini with name [listname]) using this code: unity::scopes::VariantMap config = settings(); std::string selected_string = ...