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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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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How do you package HTML applications for Ubuntu Touch?

Gomobile talks about HTML5 applications but doesn't explain how to package or install them on Ubuntu Phone/Touch. Is the "Unity Webapps" stuff webapps the same for Ubuntu Touch? (API documentation ...
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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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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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Ubuntu touch emulator won't run in Ubuntu 14.10 in VMWare [on hold]

I'm running Ubuntu 14.10 in a VMWare virtual machine on an OSX Yosemite host. I have the ubuntu-sdk package installed from the repos (not the ppa). Creating my emulator works fine: $ ubuntu-emulator ...
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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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How to checkout a (working revision) of a launchpad project whose import failed?

The zfs-native/daily/zfs-linux project imports the git HEAD from https://github.com/zfsonlinux/zfs which currently fails because bazaar still (since 2009) doesn't support import of git submodules[1]. ...
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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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Ubuntu touch. adb devices is not recognizing nexus 4

I am using ubuntu touch in my mobile nexus 4. adb was working perfectly and also adb helped to test some of apps I have created in my mobile. Now I am finding that adb is not working at all (ex: adb ...
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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 do you check if a property is undefined in qml?

How do you check if a property is undefined in qml? This is what I am trying to do: Button { id: myButton text: if (text === "undefined"){"default text"} }
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Is there a Visual Studio style tool/IDE?

I have been developing in the windows space with Visual Studio for a while now with work, but I have also been using Ubuntu for a while and am keen to get into some software development for linux. I ...
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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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Incorrect display of Ubuntu Emulator (SDK)

I've installed ubuntu-sdk and created i386 instance of Ubuntu Touch image (ubuntu-emulator create myname --arch=i386). After I run it by ubuntu-emulator run myname and everytime I get the following: ...
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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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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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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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Ubuntu SDK: How can I see error logs for my ubuntu touch app?

I've built an ubuntu touch app, it works well on desktop, but when I install it on the device and try to launch, it crashes. Where can I find error logs or any other output that the app can give me to ...
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Ubuntu SDK, Ubuntu touch app: “Error: Error opening shm.”

I am building an app for Ubuntu Touch. It works well on desktop, but when I try to open it on nexus it starts opening a splash screen but immediately crashes. Here's the logs: t_shm() at ...
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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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Ubuntu sdk not getting installed 12.04

First I used the compound command given here but it gave some errors so I executed each command separately that I may be able to figure out the where is the error. Adding repository and updating was ...
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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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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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How do I add categories to a scope?

I'm playing around with the Ubuntu SDK. At the moment I'm trying to create a Unity 8 Scope. Currently I'm stuck with the following: How do I add categories to the scope (the selection list above the ...
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how to change to next page when clicked on button

hi guys I'm new in qml programming and i was just wondering how can i switch to an other page when the user clicks on my button. by the way how can i make a new page in the ubuntu sdk so that when ...
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How to lock ubuntu device orientation in portrait or landscape from user input?

I am working on a reader app to be used on Ubuntu-Touch. When reading books from the app it would be a helpful feature to lock the orientation in either portrait or landscape. This would be useful ...
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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 = ...
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How do I make and upload a package for my game?

I developed a game using the C programming language with SDL for graphics. Now, I just have a folder of the project (with project files). But I don't know how to make a package of this game to upload ...
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Ubuntu SDK, QML: how do I create a vertical slider?

I am trying to create a vertical slider: http://developer.ubuntu.com/api/qml/current/Ubuntu.Components.Slider/ How can I do that? Just rotating it doesn't seem like a good idea, it messes up anchors ...
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Ubuntu Components - Picker problem

While trying to create two pickers on Ubuntu inside a dialog, the labels inside can only be read properly when they are not chosen and overlap on the left when chosen, as seen in the image: The ...
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Ubuntu SDK. error: “Kit autocreation for error is not supported”

I am using ubuntu sdk, and I am trying to create Kit for my device. I'm opening the tab "Devices" and clicking "Autocreate", and I'm getting an error: "Kit autocreation for error is not supported". Do ...
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Cannot launch app in Ubuntu Device

I have just installed the Ubuntu SDK on an Ubuntu 14.10 system (a virtual 32-bit install). I have also installed Ubuntu Touch on a 2013 Nexus 7. The device is seen by the host and the device is ...
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How do you branch a single file from a multi-file project in bazaar?

How do you branch a single file from a multi-file project in bazaar? For example: lp:ubuntu-popey-app has two files; foo.h and bar.h I would do something like this: bzr branch lp:ubuntu-popey-app ...
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Ubuntu-sdk apps on other distros

So I have just made my first Ubuntu sdk application in QML. I wonder,on a scale from 1-10 how friendly is the Ubuntu SDK to other Linux distributions? How much possible is it to run the apps I create ...
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What programming languages are scopes written in?

I'd like to get started writing a Scope for Ubuntu. What programming languages are available and what should I choose?
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Cannot run the Unity 8 openclipart scope example

Following the instructions of this page, I have installed the Ubuntu SDK and downloaded the tutorials source code. The openclipart scope builds correctly, but I have a runtime error: $ ...
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QML what to use to store int numbers TextInput or TextField

What is good to use on a Ubuntu Phone app that needs 25 variables to get input that are int numbers. Text fields or text input. Right now I'm using text inputs to create the 25 ids that I'm going to ...
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How can I store the value an user enters in a variable?

How can I store the value an user enters in a variable? For example I have this code TextField {width: 37; height: 19 var id: q1 ...
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Ubuntu SDK: Provide your application identifier in $APP_ID environment variable

I'm getting familiar with Ubuntu SDK and QML. After creating sample project: 'App with Simple UI', I'm able to run it correctly. But, I'm getting warning: ...
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Get a rid of the header section in a qml app on Ubuntu SDK

It is possible to remove the header section in the MainView of an new qml app? Code: import QtQuick 2.0 import Ubuntu.Components 0.1 import "components" /*! \brief MainView with a Label and ...