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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QML: Simplest way to write to a text file?

QML at the moment lacks basic system commands, so I am looking for the most simple template to write to /tmp/text.txt.
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How can I create a new socket in /dev?

I want to create a new socket file in /dev. Does the way to get it is adding a new rule to udev?
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Application rejected on myapps.developer.ubuntu.com. What can I do?

I submitted a desktop application on myapps.developer.ubuntu.com long time ago. But it was rejected today with the following reason: This package submission process is now deprecated. To provide my ...
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can't deploy application to emulator : SFTP initialization failed: Server could not start SFTP subsystem

Such error I got when try to run my app in emulator : 11:01:33: Connecting to device... 11:01:34: SFTP initialization failed: Server could not start SFTP subsystem. 11:01:34: Deploy step failed. ...
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How to get QML syntax highlighting in gedit?

QML files opened with gedit don't have syntax highlighting. Is there a package providing a gtksourceview lang.spec file for QML? If not, has anyone written a lang.spec than can be installed locally?
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Quickly fails to package help pages

I have been working on making a program (jekyll-helper) using Quickly and a while ago I worked on adding some content to the default help pages. I tested out open the help pages in the program while ...
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Can't start ubuntu-filemanager-app in emulator

I downloaded ubuntu-filemanager-app opened the project in UbuntuSDK and want to run it in Emulator , but I get this error: 23:49:37: Running steps for project ubuntu-filemanager-app... 23:49:37: ...
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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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How to create charts in QML?

I'd like to add to my application a page with not only raw figures but also eye friendly charts to display data. Is there a native component or a third-party plugin I could use to create such ...
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Python app crash after sending command “GPIO.setup( 7, GPIO.OUT)”?

Python app crash after sending command "GPIO.setup( 7, GPIO.OUT)" !!! Action step: pi@rp:~$ python3 Python 3.4.3 (default, Mar 26 2015, 23:09:09) [GCC 4.9.2] on linux Type "help", "copyright", ...
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Visual Studio alternative for Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I write programs in Windows casually (apps like notepad, web-browser etc.). But I don't see a good alternative available. I have used Mono but it is not one bit like Visual Studio. I am having a tough ...
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File access outside application directory

I want to know is it possible to access files outside the application directory? e.g. /home/phablet, /media, etc. Okay, so precisely I want to use QDir and QFile to read the folders and the files ...
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Installing development libraries on 14.04

I am trying to build some application for both amd64 and i386 architectures. Host architecture is amd64. So i compile and link with -m32. Compilation is done ok but linker cannot find libraries. ...
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How can I create a debian package for MediaWiki 1.25.1?

I would like to create an easily installable debian package (.deb file) for MediaWiki 1.25.1 as I know from personal experience that for web programming noobs like myself, installing MediaWiki can ...
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error in uploading click package to ubuntu app store

I am getting the following error while uploading click package (sudoku-touch.prams_0.1_all.click) to https://myapps.developer.ubuntu.com/dev/click-apps/upload/?comment=#submit " The submitted files ...
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'ReferenceError: contents is not defined' with U1db

I'm trying to read information from a database of U1db. I encountered this error 'ReferenceError: contents is not defined' Here's my code: import U1db 1.0 as U1db U1db.Database { ...
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Qt Multimedia doesn't seem to work on Touch

Using Qt package 'Multimedia' to get cameras on the bq phone: QList<QCameraInfo> cameras = QCameraInfo::availableCameras(); cameras.size() always returns zero. Host 14.04, target 14.10, Qt ...
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Invoicing Visual Basic software replacement or web application?

I have a pc that is still fairly powerful but with Windows XP (Pentium 4 3Ghz 4 Gb Ram). It is used by someone who is not computer expert (I would say a really basic user) only for browsing and ...
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Migrating from Microsoft VB6 and SQLite to Linux [duplicate]

I am doing business programming and wish to migrate to Umbuntu. What would be a similar development environment in Umbuntu?
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Ubuntu-sdk webview HTTP handler error

I try to open Instagram site in a webview but I just get a blank screen with some errors. here's the code: import QtQuick 2.0 import Ubuntu.Components 1.1 import Ubuntu.Web 0.2 Page{ WebView { ...
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How to delete the android studio in ubuntu 14.04?

I have installed Android studio in my lappy but I want to delete all the files and Android studio itself from my lappy.Please help me !!! gracious,have a good day!
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How can open-source programs make money? [closed]

I am new to Ubuntu and I am really interested in making software that can work on it and I would like to make profit from these software. How can I make money from making software for Ubuntu if the ...
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How to get the DPI of an ubuntu touch device

I would like to know the DPI of an ubuntu device so for example I could make a ruler app.
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How to make Ubuntu touch qml app fullscreen

I am making an Ubuntu touch app and I am wondering how you can make things such as games fullscreen like PathWind. Which means removing the notification bar. If I have a qml object as my main object, ...
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Where should libraries be located for the development process?

With the SDL libraries for example, one would have to point to the headers at the beginning of their code, like so: #include <SDL/SDL.h> And, when compiling with GCC for example the library ...
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qTox VoIP on the Ubuntu phone?

Has someone assessed how much effort is needed to make qTox VoIP client work on the Ubuntu Touch? Additional dependencies are OpenCV, OpenAL, opus, vpx. Disgusting pre-build scripts. Qt build ...
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Can't run QML app with C++ plugin (cmake) in emulator

I am using Ubuntu 15.04. I created a project QML app with C++ plugin (cmake), and then I want to start it. In desktop it's running fine. When I tried to start it in emulator I got: Framework ...
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How to add vte terminal widget in GTK3?

I'm trying to add vte widget in my application and the examples I've found use .fork_command() to execute a command in that widget. But according to ...
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What are Click packages?

I noticed that Ubuntu SDK recently had some updates and it installed a program named "Click". I would like to know what they are and how to use them. Also, would they make Debian packaging easier?
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Is there any API Document Browser like Dash on Ubuntu?

I've seen my friend enjoy using Dash, in which you could look up all kinds of language document, Java, c#, Android, Javascript, JQuery, etc. That makes life much much more easier!! Does Anyone knows ...
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QML Blinking animation

I need a blinking animation for an icon, I did this so far: Icon{ id: bigLike name: "like" color: "white" opacity: 0 ...
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What advantages does Ubuntu have over Windows as an environment for programming?

Why is writing a program in text files or via the terminal a better option (as I read) than using IDE(s) like Visual Studio on Windows? Do the features an IDE provides exist there (eg. showing ...
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App published only for old Ubuntu versions

I have a (commercial) app in the software center (Robotux). Previously, whenever a new Ubuntu version was released, Canonical made the package available for it. However, this doesn't seem to be the ...
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How to make an application use local shared library instead of the system one

I have qtcreator installed using the qt online installer. It ships which its own version of qt library. The qt library are also installed in the system directories, but those are older. I have ...
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Connection refused error by soap-client curl while connecting to my zimbra server from cakephp2.6 app from my website?

I am testing zimbra server.I have details of configured linux zimbra server like: ZIMBRA_LOGIN, ZIMBRA_PASS, ZIMBRA_SERVER, ZIMBRA_PORT as in the script at https://github.com/libersoft/zcs-php. I ...
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How to add items to a listview from the user perspective

I wanted to know how could I make it for a user to add items to my listview, so that his events could stay there, and later move to a database. beneath it the code I've for my listview now i want know ...
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Python print function doesn't work [closed]

I have followed this tutorial. But I do have a small question. I have copied the exact code in de text editor, and I have the exact same settings in Glade. But when I click the refresh button, I dont ...
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What's the best approach in migrating currently C# and VB.net (Windows) developed applications?

I would like to start to "translate" my Windows applications to Ubuntu users. These are mainly CRMs or CRM related programs written in VB.net and C#. What would be the best language and IDE for these ...
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How do I develop .NET apps on Ubuntu?

at college we use Microsoft .NET for developing applications. I recently switched to Ubuntu and would like to know similar tools for making apps on/for ubuntu.
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Unity8 Development install troubleshooting

First attempt at getting into development with Unity and in a Linux box. I was able to pull down the trunk and (I think) build its dependancies, but it doesn't feel like I've done this right and I ...
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When Ubuntu Software Center review my commercial applications [duplicate]

15 days ago I posted My application on the Ubuntu Software Center and am still waiting for review. Does anyone know when they will be following the approval of the application? My application is ...
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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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Is PPA still the only way to publish free open source app for Ubuntu Desktop?

There is a lot of contradicting information about publishing for Desktop. Some sources say that from 14.10 onwards Click packages also for Desktop can be submitted to USC. Other sources say that Click ...
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Workstation Setup on an Active Directory

Excuse my ignorance in matters of System administration. I am a developer trying to integrate development workstations with an Active Directory based network. We have hundreds of Machines running ...
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How to make a custom button provide haptic feedback

I've got a custom round button that is derived from Ubuntu.Components.AbstractButton. Looking at the documentation, it states that: All components deriving from this class support haptic feedback ...
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Tab View HTML 5 App

I am trying to understand the basics of the Ubuntu HTML5 UI. I have used the following sample Code from developer.ubuntu.com <body> <div data-role="mainview"> <header ...
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Installing a program on a ubuntu touch phone

I searched on the website but didn't found an answer. I heard a lot that developing an application with C, C++ or anything else. Is it really possible ? What I mean : Imagine I develop a program in ...
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wanting to add back and forward buttons. Using: quickly, glade, and webkit, webview, python [closed]

I'm new to linux, ubuntu, and basically everything else talked about in this question. I'm building a web browser in Quickly, following Jono Bacon's tutorial on YouTube, using Glade as the gui ...
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How do I include basic image editing in my python application?

I am making an application for the Ubuntu App Showdown and I want to include basic image editing like adding black and white, grey effects etc to the image. But I don't know how to do that. I have ...