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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Will an Livecode Application Developed for Ubuntu Destop work for Ubuntu Mobile?

I was wondering if the any applications developed with Livecode (www.runrev.com) for a Desktop Linux platform would be able to run natively on Ubuntu Mobile devices (tablets). Livecode can generate ...
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Unable to assign QString to QQuickItem* with Qt.resolvedUrl

I have the following code: Tabs { Tab { id: financialDetailsTab title: i18n.tr("Financial Details") page: Qt.resolvedUrl("FinancialDetails.qml") } Tab { ...
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How can I bind Gio.Settings of TextBuffer or TextView?

I'm trying to bind a TextView to the key "text" by TextBuffer. I get the text, but this property is not recorded. widget = self.builder.get_object('textbuffer_text') settings.bind("text", widget, ...
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Ubuntu SDK does not install on Ubuntu 12.04 64bit?

Trying to install the ubuntu-sdk on Ubuntu 12.04 64bit using instructions at http://developer.ubuntu.com/get-started/gomobile/ and I get the following errors: Some packages could not be installed. ...
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How can I get a list of all apps in the Ubuntu Software Center?

I´am playing with Software Center's API, after seeing this post on askubuntu. My question is: how can I get a list of all Ubuntu Software Center's apps? From the other question I get this endpoint ...
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Where to find Quickly Web Cam Widget?

According to this page on developer.ubuntu.com, (third paragraph second sentence), there is a Quickly Web Cam Widget, where do I find it? Tried googling but only found Quickly Widgets.
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Quickly ~ Web Application fails to opendatabase

I'm building a Quickly ~ HTML5 Application, it works great until I try to use WebSQL Storage, which fails to open a databse: var db = openDatabase('mydb', '1.0', 'Test DB', 5 * 1024 * 1024); giving ...
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What is the correct way to use the “scroll-event” signal (on an indicator) for Qt?

I am again at the same position, when I had the question What is the correct way to use g_signal_connect() in C++ for dynamic unity quicklists? There I was informed that the signature for my static ...
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Quickly Network commands in python

I am working on a program that mounts a windows shared network drive using quickly. So I sat up my GUI and everything.. But I don't know any python commands that mount a network place.. Usually when I ...
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Quickly Switch Documentation

Does anyone know where I can find documentation on the Switch Widget on glade?? I tried finding on the GTK website, but it doesn't have an entry for it. EDIT Thank you to Timo for pointing me in ...
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How can I add a back button to my web browser using Web Kit and Quickly and how add a google search bar?

I tried a bunch of different codes but am still not able to add a back button or add a google search bar.
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How to package closed-source softwares

How to package close source application (proprietary). I know how to package open-source apps using dh_make and pbuilder but using this method others can see my source code. Is there any way for doing ...
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Embed web app into a desktop application

Is there a way to embed a website/web app inside a application package? (Something similar to phonegap but for linux distros)
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How do I add a Gwibber entry widget to my app?

I am writing an app which has a button that, when clicked, should launch a Gwibber entry widget. This used to work, as suggested on the tutorial: from gi.repository import GwibberGtk entry = ...
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Where do you set keywords for applications in order to get them to show up in software center and dash searches?

Exactly as the title states, what fields do you modify in order to return an app for specific search terms in dash and software-center? Is it keywords in the applications .desktop file? Something ...
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Error accessing Gio.Gsettings on application made in quickly

I am trying to develop an application using the quickly/pygtk stack. I got my Gsettings schemas all set up in ~/app-name-here/data/glib-2.0/schemas/net.launchpad.app-name-here.gschema.xml correctly ...
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What is the easiest way to exhaustively test the proxy support of my application?

I'm posting this on AskUbuntu because "easiest" in my case includes giving preference to solutions depending only on software available in the default Ubuntu repositories. (to be more accurate, 12.04) ...
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How to develop broadband router with Ubuntu?

I wanted to develop a router from scratch in Ubuntu which will manage following things. User bandwidth Management. User Browsing History and Bandwidth tracking. Assign HotSpot, PPPoe type of the ...
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Could a KDE plasma widget be converted into its own app (easily)?

I've recently made the switch from KDE to Unity and I'm really missing one feature: the FolderView Plasma widget (Plasmoid?) I know there's a screenlet called Folderview which can be used under ...
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Is it possible to store configuration values in a webapp?

I'm currently playing around with the Ubuntu webapps preview. For some cases it may be useful to store some configuration settings. Does anyone know if this is possible?
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My Ubuntu-App-Showdown-Participation-Details.txt was updated by someone and contains an other name and the false ppa

For the Ubuntu App Showdown I created a Ubuntu-App-Showdown-Participation-Details.txt-File and uploaded it correctly on "My Apps" to participate the Ubuntu App Showdown - Contest. Now I saw, that my ...
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Can I make changes or fix bugs in my app after the App Showdown is over?

Is it allowed to make changes, like bug fixes after the deadline 09.07.2012 of the apps which are hosted on Launchpad for the Ubuntu App Showdown? I did not updated anything with quickly release or ...
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Set dependencies in Quickly [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Create a quickly app with build dependencies As my app for the Developer Showdown, Virtuam, is a GUI assistant for QEMU, I need to indicate to Quickly that QEMU should ...
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When exactly will the App Showdown stop accepting submissions?

It is not quite obvious if there is official time until which app submission still be accepted :) According to rules: You’ve got 3 weeks to develop a new app, until the 9th July 2012 Countdown ...
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Python Gtk event ignore

I would like to ignore some key events in a text view, now i do the following def on_key_press_event(self,source,event): keyname = Gdk.keyval_name(event.keyval) if(keyname=="Return"): ...
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Howto watch Ubuntu One files (Cloud)?

Is there a library to add Ubuntu One files (cloud) monitoring facility into my app, e.g. to watch certain folder for the changes?
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How to use “quickly run” and pass command-line arguments?

I'm trying to implement command-line arguments in https://launchpad.net/wakeonplan to use them in static quicklist but I can't test them because quickly run doesn't pass arguments to the script and ...
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quickly ignores subfolder

I have a problem with packaging quickly. I have a project foo: foo/ foo/bar/ foo_lib/ data/ When I run quickly package --extras && file-roller ../*deb I always miss ...
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Upload quickly project to Launchpad with “quickly share” not working!

I want to upload my quickly project for the Ubuntu App Showdown. I signed the Ubuntu Code of Conduct successfully and created a project "interest-calculation" on my Launchpad-Portal. When I enter in ...
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How do I write and submit applications for Ubuntu?

I've been a Linux user for a while, and C++ programmer for a while longer. Is there a way to write applications for Ubuntu, and how to submit them?
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Set up apt-get remove commands in deb file (dh_make)

So, I'm trying to package my Python app, Virtuam. My question is simple: how can I set the commands which run when I remove the program using apt-get?
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Application won't run when installed in “/opt”

I've developed a program for the App Developer Showdown, with quickly, in python, and it works as expected when I package and install it normally -in /usr. However when packaged for installation in ...
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Quickly add Scrolling to Window

while creating my ubuntu application, I wanted to add in several images and then allow the user to scroll through them. The problem I am having, is that it just cuts the image off, and there are no ...
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How to change GtkWidget background in GTK3?

I'm trying to use override_background_color on some GTK3 widgets but they still showing up with the default background color.
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Can't upload project to PPA using Quickly

I can't get Quickly to upload my project into my PPA. I've set up my PGP key and used it so sign the code of conduct, and the PPA exists. I don't know what other usefull information I can supply. ...
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What are the different application directories in a quickly ubuntu-application template for?

When you create a new ubuntu-application with quickly you will notice that it creates a directory structure like this: MyApp/ setup.py bin/ help/ tests/ setup.py MyApp/ MyApp_lib/ What are each ...
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How can I store variable changed by user?

I'm working on simple application for Ubuntu App Showdown. I'm relatively new to programming (started learning Python last week), so maybe this question sounds stupid. Anyway, lets say there's a ...
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Open Dialog, created with quickly does not work

I tried to open a dialog like David Planella describs here (and quickly help add): Open Custom Dialog Windows (PyGTK + Quickly) But this don't works for me. I always get the same Error-Message if I ...
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Images not working with Glade?

I am sorry if it appears that I am spamming, I am just trying to learn as much about Ubuntu development as possible. I have this basic Quickly app set up and working fine. I have one image on the ...
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Where do I fill the App Showdown Participation Details?

I never submitted an app to the Ubuntu Software Center. Where do I fill this info? In the PPA? In a form in the USC?... Thanks in advance!
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Is the “User Accounts” icon listed in the Freedesktop Icon Naming Specification?

In the System Settings, there's an entry at the bottom called "User Accounts", and it has this icon: I've looked through the Freedesktop Icon Naming Specification, but I can't seem to find anything ...
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How can I search a Drupal site with the new Unity lens?

I'm creating a simple Unity lense for my college site which is based on Drupal, but I don't know how to adapt this command for Drupal API. Please help, it's python. We now create our query url, ...
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gtk3 window is not redrawn correctly

I am creating a simple GTK3 application. The main toplevel window has a search button which will display another toplevel gtk3 window. When I click the close button (near the titlebar) on the second ...
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Why is /dev/rfcomm0 giving PySerial problems?

I am connecting my Ubuntu box to a wireless readout setup over Bluetooth. I wrote a Python script to send the serial information through /dev/rfcomm0. The script connects fine and works for a few ...
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Suppose I want to create my own interface in Ubuntu?

Basically, I want to try making my own menu/launcher system. For the menu I'd like it to flow like the old drop-down menus (places, applications, administration, preferences etc...) except with a hub ...
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How do I query Ubuntu One account information?

For what I promise are un-nefarious reasons, I'd like to programmatically fetch the Ubuntu One account details for the current user of an application (eg name, email, free space). Is there way to ...
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How to decorate a GTK window like eg. the gnome-panel?

I would like to make a panel-like application, in appearance much like the gnome-panel. I would like to use GTK for this (although i've also looked into Qt), preferably using Python. How can i ...
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Gtk SpinButtion in a Toolbar

How do I place a SpinButton widget on a Toolbar using GTK, or GTKmm?
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Virtual Serial Port for testing purpose

I am writing an application that communicate via a serial port to an external board. In this phase i need to test the serial protocol, but the external hardware is not yet usable. Is there a way to ...
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How do you use Q_INVOKABLE to access c++ functions in QML?

I am looking for the most simple and straightforward example. For my part; .h public: KTerminalDisplay(QQuickItem *parent = 0); ~KTerminalDisplay(); Q_INVOKABLE void setFontStyle(QString & s); ...