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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Looking for some starter help for Ubuntu package building

So far I have followed and understand the Ubuntu Packaging Guide and have skimmed through the Debian Maintainers Guide a bit. My question comes down to making my package outside of the normal ...
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Change font programmatically for GTK3 TextView (quickly-widgets TextEditor)

In an app using PyGI and GTK3, I'm trying to let the user set the font family and size in a TextView through my app's settings dialog. In PyGI the TextView object has "set" methods for several ...
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Can I find my car with my portable device?

Is there any software on Ubuntu which allows me to find my car with my tablet or cell phone which is running Ubuntu Touch? When I lost my car, I would like to use Ubuntu Touch on my portable device to ...
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How to specify target architecture in quickly apps?

I'm building a quickly-app, Do I have to specify somewhere the architecture (amd64,i386,etc) in which my app can run? Thanks in advance. Regards.
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Can I run bash commands from an Ubuntu HTML5 App?

I want to convert some bash scripts into GUI apps using the Ubuntu SDK to create an HTML5 app. Is this possible? Are there any tutorials besides the 'Meanings' one that demonstrate this?
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Are USC applications allowed to install .desktop files?

Ubuntu's official site for developers says: Technical requirements: In order for your application to be distributed in the Software Centre it must: Be in one, self-contained directory when ...
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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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Developing Mir GUI on Ubuntu Server

The question is: How would I develop a C++ GUI application using Mir on Ubuntu server? I've installed all the packages that relate to Mir: mir-demos, unity-system-compositor, libunity-mir-dev, ...
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What to learn Ubuntu application development in python, where to start?

I know basic python and i love it. I want to learn how to develop and publish Ubuntu applications in python but don't know where to start (I mean "the standard ways" to do so). It would be good if you ...
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Problem with QtWebkit and QML in PyQt5 App Ubuntu for Devices (Ubuntu Touch)

I'm having problems with qtwebkit in ubuntu for devices (Nexus 10) when using pyqt5, the webview element doesn't show, and the application closes. But if I test the same .qml file with qmlscene it ...
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Button Click not recognised in Quickly

I am running quickly 12.80.1-0ubuntu2 and for some reason the apps that I generate no longer recognise button clicks. A few weeks ago I created an application using the ubuntu-application template ...
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Read lines from a text file in QML Qt/Quick

I need open a text file and read it's contents line by line and store each lines in a string list in qt quick 2.2. Can every one help me?
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How to write Appindicators in python?

I'm looking to try and develop some simple indicators, for numlock/capslock and brigthness, etc. How would I go about creating indicators in python? Are there any tutorials that walk me through ...
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What are some good developer resources for QML/Qt Quick?

I have seen the tutorial for the mobile platform on the Ubuntu developer site, but I am completely new to the Qt stack. Are there any other good resources for getting started with Qt/QML/Qt Quick?
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How to make a debian package from ubuntu SDK?

I have created an App using the Ubuntu SDK and now I can't find a way to package it. The documentation says the easiest way to do so is using the publish button located on the left bar in ubuntu SDK, ...
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What framework should I use in my manifest file

I'm writing an application for Ubuntu for Phones and need to know what framework goes in the manifest.json file. I submitted an app but got this back:- 'ubuntu-sdk-13.10' is obsolete. Please use a ...
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How to package an application icon properly?

There is an blog article on ubuntu developer blog. http://developer.ubuntu.com/2012/02/how-to-prepare-a-compiled-application-for-ubuntu-software-center/ I followed all steps exactly. But the ...
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How to create Radio player based on Gnome MPlayer?

I want to make a radio player based on Gnome MPlayer, but just for one radio station, some like a native radio application. I don't know if I have permission to modify MPlayer, but since is open ...
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Qt C++ windowMinimized no reaction on Ubuntu

Heloo all! Me and a friend are creating an app for linux, everyting works but the custom minimize button doesnt whant to work on Ubunutu 14.04, there is no reaction when presed clicked an so on. Any ...
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Qt Quick 2.0 UI Application Not Displaying on Touch Device

I'm trying to run a tiny (very tiny) Qt Quick 2.0 UI application on my Ubuntu Touch device (Galaxy Nexus Phone). Qt Creator successfully pushes to the device (copies via ADB and runs QMLScene) but I'm ...
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Ubuntu SDK: Template HTML5 app shows warning

I have created a new HTML5 app with the Ubuntu SDK, and whenever I click the Run button, I get the following output on the console: Setting import path to: ...
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Why does not app update appear in Software Center?

I have submitted an update (v 1.1.0) for Brightness Controller and it was packaged about two months ago. But it still does not appear in Software Centre. It shows 1.0.1 (the previous version) ...
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Which window has current focus?

I'd like to know (programmatically) which window has current focus. Is there a window-manager independent way of discovering that? Otherwise, how does one determine which window has focus in Compiz ...
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Porting App created using Ubuntu SDK onto an Embedded linux board

I have created an App using the Ubuntu SDK, which I want to port onto an embedded linux based device. The App uses QML and C++. How should I package the app for deployment taking into account the ...
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What are the alternatives for notify-send?

I use notify-send for desktop notifications and I get notifications with expected summary and body. However, notify-send has limitations and so I would like a few recommendations on alternatives for ...
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module verification failed signature and/or required key missing

I am working on a kernel module, which is working fine. However, looking through dmesg, I see a message regarding my module that module verification has failed (module verification failed signature ...
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What is the correct way to use g_signal_connect() in C++ for dynamic unity quicklists?

I want to make my application use dynamic unity quicklists. For building my application I am using C++ and the QtCreator IDE. When a menu action is triggered I want to be able to have access to a ...
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Convertion of tiff image in Python script - OCR using tesseract

I want to convert a tiff image file to text document. My code perfectly as I expected to convert tiff images with usual font but its not working for french script font . My tiff image file contains ...
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Unable to access i18n in QML app's JS file

I'm having trouble importing the i18n library included in Ubuntu.Components 0.1 for use in a JS file. I initially ran into my question/problem while hacking on the 'Clock' Ubuntu Touch core app, but ...
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How do I add C++ Source and Header Files to UbuntuSDK Project?

I am trying to add some C++ Code to an Ubuntu SDK Project which is (GUI) based in QML. Unfortunately I can't seem to understand how I am supposed to do this. Usually QTCreator allows me to right click ...
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Ubuntu SDK: QML with C++ recommended App Design Methodology

Are there documented general guidelines for mixing QML with C++ for ubuntu apps? "QML for UI design and C++ for logic" seems to be the trend. Is this the right way forward?
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How can I create a simple debian package from binary?

I have been researching debian packaging, but I can't seem to figure out how to package a C# mono application made up of a single executable and a few resource files. Can anyone help me figure out? ...
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QML Qt 5.2 problem with mp4 video

I have qt 5.2(ubuntu sdk) installed on Ubuntu 14.04 When I try to run QML code: MediaPlayer { id: mediaPlayer source: "../path/test.mp4" autoPlay: true } VideoOutput { id: video ...
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How come many of the AppShowdown apps aren't available in Ubuntu anymore?

After upgrading to 12.10 I've noticed that I can't install some of the nice apps created for the AppShowdown, such as: Cuttlefish Blubphone (Lightread also came out quite late in 12.10) It seems ...
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HUD and menu integration for Ubuntu Touch apps

Is there a way to move the Tabs into a menu, or the toolbar options into a menu? It would be nice enough to have the toolbar options display in the menu when on the desktop.. Is there any work to add ...
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What is the best way to start developing ubuntu touch apps? [closed]

I'm a starting programmer and I can write c++ programs (nothing more or less). I want to get started with writing Ubuntu touch apps, but I have no idea were to start. Should I just jump into it, or ...
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Can the C++ API be used to develop scopes for Unity 7?

I want to develop a Unity 7 scope for Ubuntu 14.04. I've found a nice introduction here, but unity-scope-tool depends on Unity 8 which I don't won't to install. As I can see, most of the other scopes ...
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How to package a net-beans java project for Ubuntu

I'm in final year of my b.tech, for project I have created an multilingual dictionary in Java (net beans 6.7.1) in which we can search words meaning, its synonyms, antonyms and an example, or if its ...
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Ubuntu Touch App File Type

Hello I was wondering what type of app files you can upload to the ubuntu touch app store It is apk files?
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Gradle in Ubuntu

It appears that Ubuntu doesn't have new versions of Gradle in their repositories for some reason. I need it for a project that will be build by Launchpad. What should I do about this?
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How to generate final application to publish in Ubuntu Touch Apps?

I created a simple application for Ubuntu Touch, but I do not know how to generate a final package. I click "Publish" and put in the information needed (Name, Maintainer, Title, etc...), but if i ...
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What does desktop_Icon mean?

I've submitted an app to the software store but it gets sent back with this error:- desktop_Icon What does this mean and how do I fix it?
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How To install kivy for python and its dependencies to build android apps?

I have ubuntu 12.04, I read the documentations and it confuses me, I just want to know what to type in the terminal or what and how to download whatever I need. Please Help.
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Deleting a application draft

I accidentally started submitting a click application when I meant to submit a desktop application is there a good way to delete it in the draft state? I searched around the "Manage" menu and I tried ...
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Is it possible to develop Ubuntu Application using java

I am a Java Developer & want to develop application for Ubuntu. I also visited developer.ubuntu.com site and successfully installed Ubuntu SDK and Editor but it is on Unity code and HTML views. I ...
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How to change window opacity dynamically in Python and Quickly?

The app is written in HTML and is running using webkit and Quickly. The opacity can be changed using Glade. I want to add a slider functionality in HTML which will change the title of the HTML ...
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What requirements should my App meet in order to be accepted into Ubuntu App Store?

This question attempts to identify the constraints an Ubuntu (Touch) App should consider, in order to be accepted by the App Store. Should it be stable not beta? Should it not allow users to ...
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Click package validator is missing from Ubuntu SDK!

I can't see an option to validate click packages in ubuntu-sdk. Am I missing something? I'm on Ubuntu 14.04 ubuntu-sdk version : 1.126 qtcreator-plugin-ubuntu version : ...
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Where does dm crypt keeps crypt list?

If we enable encryption via cryptsetup tool on linux. Where does it keeps the crypt list/ encryption disk sector information etc ? Is it resides inside the LUKS header or device mapper kernel itself ...
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Ubuntu Touch - Multiple App Windows

I'm learning how to make Ubuntu Touch OS applications, and I looked all over the web for something, but didn't find any satisfying results. This is either because I am the first to ask this question, ...