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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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Programing software

I'm Shuvra . I'm programing on 'C' . Two month ago I worked in Xcode(Mac OS) for C programing . But now I'm a member of Ubuntu family . So, please Tell me a compiler name which is the best for "C" ...
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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 = ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Ubuntu SDK, how do I create a tree view in QML?

I have json data that defines comments that have children. I am trying to display nested comments(like in hackernews or reddit) in my app. What is the best way to go about doing it?
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Ubuntu SDK - how to use the new header? [duplicate]

I want to use the new header features that are described here, but I can not find any documentation. Where can I find a QML example of using it?
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Combine a falling animation with a going up animation on click

I am trying to make a moving sprite fall down from the upper left corner to the left down corner. That function is working properly with the SequentialAnimation component. Apart from that, when you ...
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What's the difference between OptionSelector and ItemSelector?

When writing an app for Ubuntu, it seems I can interchangeably use the ItemSelector or OptionSelector components. In which situation should I use each one of those? What's their main difference that ...
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Cannot build unity scope from qt creator

I am trying to do the unity scope tutorial from ubuntu developer's site. I follow the following steps Create new project (unity scope) Set name and directory parameters As kit i choose i386 ubuntu ...
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Best resources(books/articles/videos) for a new Ubuntu Touch app developer? [duplicate]

I am new to Ubuntu Touch and Qt, and I want to master developing applications for it. I want to start quickly, and then learn it in depth. What are the best books for me to read? Can you outline the ...
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How to get data from REST API with QML (for ubuntu touch app)?

I am trying to use firebase REST API and to get some data into my ubuntu touch app. Can you give me some pointers on how could I go about doing that?
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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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Testing existing Ubuntu scopes without a supported device

I'm interested in participating in the Ubuntu app Showdown in which you have to make a scope. But before I begin developing I'd like to see how scopes work and what scopes are available. I don't ...
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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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Will I be able to develop apps for ubuntu touch with python?

I want to learn to develop apps for ubuntu touch, and I want to do that with python. So far SDK doesn't seem to support it. Will it support python in the future? Can I start developing apps with ...
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How can I create an application for Ubuntu 14.04 using Java? [closed]

I was looking for some links/instruction which gives a clear conception about building an application using Java, or C++.
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Distribute completely new package over ppa

Say my application is installed over software center by somebody in version 2.0 build with python and 12.04 support. When I make a completely new application with same name say version 3.0 in C and ...
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Ubuntu Touch Qt3D 2.0 crashes on start

I've been trying to develop something in QML3D and while my app is running well on desktop, I can't get it working on my tablet (even thought for example Qt3D cylinder from the software center - ...
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How can I detect screen rotation with QML

I've been trying to create a Ubuntu QML application, but when I rotate my screen while it is running on my tablet, the header is semitransparent and the content below is exceeding the screen's height ...
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Is there a forum or community for Ubuntu Application developers?

Is there a forum or community for Ubuntu Application developers? Chat rooms count.
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How do I get my QML program to utilize Unity7 notifications? Is there an API I can use?

I am developing a screenshot application in QML, and I wish to utilize Unity 7 notifications, similar to what Rhythmbox uses when notifying a user that a new song has started, or when the volume is ...
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Add external library to Ubuntu App in Ubuntu SDK

I am trying to add the QuaZip library to my project (https://launchpad.net/vadetux). I have tried setting the EXEC variable in the CMakeLists.txt to: set(EXEC "qmlscene -I /usr/include/quazip $@ ...
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How do I Resolve a dependency issue with Ubuntu SDK, chroot, CMakelists, and the Emulator?

I am trying to build lp:ubuntu-filemanager-app on the ubuntu sdk for running on the emulator. The libraries I need are installed on my system, and in the phablet-shell. I can run the application in ...
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Is there a Bool or Flag you can use in QML to determine whether a phone is running the application?

For example: Text { text: isPhone ? "this application is running on a phone" : "this application is not running on a phone" }
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Error while trying to import pictures with ContentHub

I followed the Content Hub tutorial and I used the code about importing single pictures I found here: http://developer.ubuntu.com/api/qml/sdk-14.10/Ubuntu.Content.index/ Anyway, when trying to import ...
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What is the objectName: property in QML, why is it needed, and how is it different than the id: property?

What is the objectName: property in QML? Which components have this property? Why is it needed? How is it different than the id: property? Why can't I just use the id: property instead?
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What is Tree and Merge Source?

I did a bzr merge, and I always forget what the merge source represents, and what the tree represents. Which one is my code, and which one comes from the branch I merged with?
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Quickly version numbering

I have been experimenting with quickly, and more specifically, packaging. I have been using this command: quickly create I am quickly (heh heh get it, 'quickly') getting frustrated that the version ...
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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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How do I create a Debian source package for a JavaFx application for the Ubuntu Software Center?

I submitted a native .deb file to the Ubuntu Software Center, but I got the response below from reviewers: Your application is not in the correct archive format. Please provide us with the Debian ...
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Using Online Accounts to authenticate against my server

In my Ubuntu QML app I'm trying to use online accounts in order to authenticate against my server. I'm a little confused as to how I should go about doing this. Ultimately I want the user to be able ...
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How do I develop software for Ubuntu that one could still use in future versions [closed]

Like many of you, I am sometimes annoyed by the fact that some developers just stop working on software they created (see examples below). As we try to cope with the loss, we sometimes will not accept ...
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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 ...