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 do I simply run an ubuntu touch app from the terminal?

I've got a qml file and I just want to ssh to the phone and do qmlscene myfile.qml Is it possible without doing all that stuff with SDK and packages? Just vim and some simple commands that can fit ...
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Automated UI tests for Ubuntu

I wrote automated tests for user interface on Windows using Visual Studio. Is there an equivalent solution for Ubuntu?
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Are there any standard icons for qml-app-development?

I am developing a qml-app and I want to put icons on the buttons. I would like to use ubuntu standard icons to get the real ubuntu look for my app. How can I do this?
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Can't build click package (Ubuntu SDK)

Whenever I try run an app via the Ubuntu SDK it gives the following error under the "Compile Output" tab: Makefile:391: recipe for target 'install_desktop_file' failed 09:39:38: The process "/...
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How to uninstall firefox developer edition in ubuntu

How do I completely uninstall Firefox developer edition, I tried by uninstalling from Ubuntu software center, it gets uninstalled but if I re install firefox then again its switching to Firefox ...
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Add a python dependency to to a snap package

I am creating a snap app and I need to install a python dependency using pip3 install <lib> How can I do it using snapcraft? Thanks
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Ubuntu app development with HTML, CSS and JS [duplicate]

I Know HTML,CSS and JavaScript. Is it possible to create a desktop app for Ubuntu with these languages? If it is possible, how? Please suggest some Websites for learning and refer me to some sample ...
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Python NameError: global name 'resolution' is not defined

I'm working on developing a python application for Ubuntu that enables a user to have their desired resolution without requiring graphics drivers. In order to do this I've been using xrandr. However ...
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Are paid and proprietary apps being discontinued?

Previously developers could submit paid and proprietary apps to Ubuntu Software Centre via MyApps section in developer.ubuntu.com. However, the new software centre in Ubuntu 16.04 does not support ...
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How to add two alternative dependencies in control file? [duplicate]

The software depends on any of python-wxgtk2.8 or python-wxgtk3.0. What should be in the dependency field in the control file so that any one (which is available) of them is installed? python-wxgtk2....
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Can I develop code on my bq Ubuntu tablet and compile and run it on the tablet?

Is there any reason I cannot use my bq Ubuntu tablet in desktop mode to write, compile and run code for Ubuntu development?
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Non-existent property tools in Page

I have a code which used to work but after I upgraded to (K)ubuntu 16.04 and the latest Ubuntu-sdk, it doesn't work anymore. I get error Cannot assign to non-existent property "tools". This is my code ...
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Ubuntu Xenial: perf doesn't demangle C++ symbols

Linux perf-tools don't seem to work as expected on Ubuntu (16.04). C++ symbols don't get unmangled, I only see garbled stuff like "_afki34334ldfjkdasf_dfkj". Note that I have compiled the program and ...
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Which programming language should I learn to create desktop application in Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I am an Ubuntu enthusiast. So I want to create my own desktop application so which programming language should I learn and which ide to use?
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Where are localized interface names of launcher items defined if they are not in the .desktop file?

Naming of a launcher - In most cases... The interface -name of a launcher, in most cases, is defined in the (first) line, starting with: Name= of its corresponding .desktop file: - Localized ...
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Need root access for some actions in ubuntu phone app

I am trying to develop an ubuntu phone app that does some things that are not allowed by app armor. If I connect to my phone by adb shell I can do this things without problems and without root. My ...
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Ubuntu phone - how to store data when writing HTML5 app - preferred way

I started creating a simple organizing app for myself, and hit a brick fairly quickly. Wanted to have an XML list of things that would be read and updated by a HTML form. Now I came through ...
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Gradle in Ubuntu for Launchpad

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 can I use sqlite3 in my Ubuntu Phone app? (C++ backend)

I want to create an app, which has a C++ backend and uses sqlite3. I can connect to an Database in memory using the following code:m_db = QSqlDatabase::addDatabase("QSQLITE"); m_db.setDatabaseName(":...
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What directory should Ubuntu touch apps write to

What directory should Ubuntu touch apps write to. Is there a Qt or QML method for getting this directory?
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Execution of Python Script from C++ project in Ubuntu SDK

I have a python script by name random.py which needs to be ran from code which is written in C++ language in Ubuntu SDK. I tried various methods like using process and process functions but in vain.
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Ubuntu's best utilities for programmers [closed]

I have been working in Windows for many years, now I'm interested in using a Linux OS, so I am starting with Ubuntu. Can any experts recommend some apps that will help in programming? My programming ...
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investigation of librsvg-dev

While testing the node-librsvg, which provides a node interface to convert svg to png images using librsvg-dev, I realized that it works really well on Ubuntu 12 , but some images can not be converted ...
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unable to locate mingw32

I'm trying to compile from source everything I need in order to build Ubuntu touch for my Samsung Galaxy Tab 4. I used to guide from the Ubuntu web site and when I enter this command: $ sudo apt-get ...
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How to create a scope?

I'd like to create a custom scope that searches and returns results from an online source for personal use. Is this possible? And if so, how?
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Developing Web App in Cordova for Windows and build .click package for Ubuntu Touch

I just realized a Web App using Cordova for Windows. Cordova permit me to build an installation package for "Windows Phone" and "Android" devices. I know that to create a .click package the ...
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Why is the Ubuntu-for-Windows default shell a root shell? [closed]

From day one of using Linux we are told that running as root is extremely dangerous. Here we are though on day one of introducing Linux to a wider audience by enabling it in Windows 10 we provide the ...
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Ubuntu Gnome App Store

Now that Ubuntu 16.04 is using Gnome App store are we still able to submit our own apps the same way as before or do we need to submit our apps elsewhere? Many Thanks
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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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Get the sum of all values in a specific column of a ListView in QML [closed]

How have the sum of a column in a list view? By example the total cost : ListModel { id: fruitModel ListElement { ...
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language learning on ubuntu tablet

I have a linux computer, but i use an android tablet. On my tablet i have a series of apps for learning french and spanish. My favorites are the "fun easy learn" apps which lets you memorize words. ...
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New to Ubuntu + Ruby Development + selenium

I am an automation engineer, I've been using java bindings with selenium web-driver on a windows machine for development of automated tests, however, I am switching to Ruby for developing automated ...
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QML unit testing: running qmltestrunner

I'm on ubuntu 14.04. I installed the Ubuntu SDK IDE. Running a QML App on my Ubuntu phone via the IDE works fine. I'm following this tutorial on testing https://developer.ubuntu.com/en/apps/qml/...
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When should .mo files be generated?

I am creating a python GTK3 program. I'll like to add translation support. I know how to create a .pot and .po file. However in order to make the application available in multiple languages, I need to ...
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Simplest way to check “is app running for the first time”

I am writing an app for the Ubuntu Phone and I want to store a boolean which represents if the App is running for the first time or has it run before. Personally I don't really want to create a full ...
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Ubuntu Core Snappy on Raspberry Pi 3

Has anyone successfully created an image of Snappy for RPi3? Any SD cards that I've loaded with the Snappy for RPi images, that I've been able to find, don't work with the RPi3, only on my RPi2. I ...
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Can I develop ubuntu for phones apps in Python? [duplicate]

Does anyone know if we can develop apps for ubuntu for phones in Python ? PyQT / PySide would seem to support also QML. But can we use them on the phones ?
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Ubuntu App CMake Build error 255

I have an app in the Ubuntu store called Body Status. You can find the source code on Github. When I open the source code in the Ubuntu SDK to update something and then build it again, I get this ...
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How to build an java applet?

The funny thing is, this code was applied with success on other people's computers after they made the byte code and html file. But my java IDE is running on Android and the compiler threw 17 errors, ...
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How to control system volume with C++/QML?

Helo, I want to develop an app. It should control the system volume by day time. I have two questions: How to change system volume in C++/QML? How can I run my app as a service that will ...
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My app is not find in ubuntu software center?

Just now I published my app in ubuntu software center and the status got changed from "Ready To Publish" to "Published" and also i recieved mail for succesfully published my app. But when I searched ...
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Error During building of a trial Ubuntu App using Cordova

I am trying to develop html5 apps using cordova on my ubuntu desktop 15.10 for my phone which is running 15.04, following the configuration suggested here. However, on the build step in the above ...
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Ubuntu SDK IDE quits with Segmentation fault when running example code

I installed Ubuntu SDK from ppa:ubuntu-sdk-team/ppa on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64bit. Then I created device kit ubuntu-sdk-15.04 armhf. When I try to run with CTRL + R example below from: https://developer....
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QML: What is the difference between a Component, Element, Property, Attribute, and Object?

The reason why I ask, is that often languages define the same terms differently, and QML is fairly unique in some regards. A brief explanation or analogy is preferred, where as more extensive and ...
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How to pass phone number to phone application from scope

I'd like to be able to pass a phone number to the phone application from within a preview of a scope. Is that possible? Is it done with action widgets? Is there an example of this somewhere in ...
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Scope department not triggering refresh on click

I've added a department with subdepartments to my scope. It filters fine if I manually pull to refresh after selecting the filter, but it does not trigger by default on the selection. I wasn't sure ...
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What determines font color of “Pull to refresh” text

As (barely) seen in the my scope screenshot, the "Pull to refresh" font color needs to be adjusted. I'd assume it would be done in the data/app.ini.in file under [Appearance], but I've been ...
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ubuntu touch using remote debugger in chrome

I have build cordova app in ubuntu touch but as i want to debug it using chrome console. I want to that is there error in loading scripts or how i can read console.log errors etc.
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ubuntu touch screen-shot api corodva/html/qml

I want to capture screen via ubuntu touch app. Is there any api like camera or other apis which can help capture screen because usually we take screen shot by holding volume up button. It can be any ...
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FR : Sharing textures between apps like - IOSurface

I want to switch to Linux for my professional projects with real-time vidéo, but the biggest obstacle on the way is the lack of a technology like Syphon on OSX or Spout on Windows. The benefit of ...