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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Gtk Textview: Pango Letter Spacing

I am desperatly trying to find some working solution on how to modify the Letter Spacing in a GTK TextView. I am using python with GTK 3.6 -- It seems that the solution is to somehow use Pango, but I ...
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My app is in pending review for long time

I have submitted a chess puzzle app before 4 days. I created the app in java platform. As I do not know how to package it, I have submitted my app in .jar format. Till now my app is in pending review ...
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How to create and submit package for Qt application

I have an application that I developed in Qt and Ubuntu. Its primary target is Windows but I prefer working in Ubuntu for all sorts of obvious reasons, so I rebuild it using Qt under XP and create an ...
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writing note taking app, save and load text with tags from textbuffer written in python and glade

I am writing a note taking app with python and glade. I've been searching the web for the how to save and retrieve textbuffer with tags from simple app made with python and glade. I would like to get ...
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In what language I can develop a status notifier of a laptop battery?

I want develop a little software or notification system of status or information battery, because sometimes I forget disconnect my charger and my battery is overloaded. I would like to develop an ...
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Packaging with Quickly and including extra files for application

I'm writing simple application in Python using Quickly. Now I want to include few extra text files (templates) to my application so I can access it when application is installed. I want to store it ...
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Port an existing Quickly app from 12.04 to 12.10?

I've developed an app using Quickly on a 12.04 system. In preparation for the 12.10 release, I'd like to have launchpad build a version for Quantal so that it can be used and tested by people from my ...
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Add PayPal Donate button to C++ application

Is it possible to add PayPal Donate button to any application which I develop for Ubuntu. I'm asking it for C++ because I'm C++ developer.
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Is the Ubuntu Application Review Board dead?

Personally, I haven't had a response from either the mailing list or replies on myApps for well over three months. And with the last update on the ARB trello board being from September 16th, I have to ...
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How can I make my own custom desktop widgets?

A simple solution like HTML widgets and a transparent Webkit window would be ideal. I'm trying to make a simple background widget framework such that I can easily customize my desktop with some CSS ...
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How can I use Ruby with Quickly?

Recently I came across Quickly. A very nice thing Ubuntu is doing in order to simplify creation of good looking applications that integrates well with Ubuntu desktop in every respect. While the demo ...
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Has some queries in Python [closed]

Has some queries in Python 1) Is Python language is easy or difficult 2) What are the tools required for the Python programming
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Where to find Quickly app dev tool documentation

i want to build an GUI app using Quickly and i would like to get a deeper understanding of how a GUI application is structured, do you know any documentation that might help me?
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What does this string do in a Unity lens?

My question is based on this article. My Wikipedia lens is working well and this article is very nice. But I don't understand, what is this string doing: for article in self.wikipedia_query(search): ...
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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 do I change GTK theme of my app in run time?

I recently noticed that monodevelop, can change GTK theme in runtime . How do I add it in my quickly app?
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How to Create Deb Files [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Simplest Debian Packaging Guide? I have a group of BASH scripts, XML files, etc. The scripts require that some programs already be installed. How do I create a *.deb on ...
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How can I know which version of the C++ “standard library” is installed?

I would like to install the C++ standard library documentation (following the answers in Download C++ reference) but I do not know which version of library is installed in my Ubuntu.
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Get selected object from TreeView

I've been working on a minor (first time) app with quickly and hit a hurdle - how do I get the selected row (the data) from a TreeView? The data to the TreeView is passed from a list of files in a ...
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Is it possible for an application (written in Mono C#) to run a console command? [closed]

I am wondering if a Mono C# application running in Ubuntu can somehow run a terminal command. For example, could the user give the program his or her password and then have the application run sudo ...
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How Can Someone With Minimum Programming Experience Publish an App of an Existing Program not found in the Software Centre?

There's a free mathematics software that I would like to see in Ubuntu Software Centre, called, 'Sage.' I have minimal experience in programming, so I'm basically here asking if someone could either ...
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Make application automatically detect system language

What should an application developed under a Linux System like Ubuntu do so as to automatically detect the system language? There are applications, like Liferea that automatically change their ...
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Where is the Source code of calculator apps in ubuntu?

Where is the source code of the calculator apps in ubuntu located? How to edit the source code so that it is possible to add new features by writing some code.
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Can I use publish an application using SDL, even commercially? [closed]

I wrote a game in Windows a while back, and I'd like to port it to finish it under Ubuntu, especially as I could publish it via the software centre. However, It's written in C/++ and OpenGL, with SDL ...
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How to start making a non-free application?

I am wondering how is it possible somebody to make a non-free application under Ubuntu. Being an open-source programmer, I've found that in order to make even the simplest program I use libraries ...
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How to define multiline long_description in quickly's setup.py?

When I try using triple quotes python-mkdebian crashes loudly with apport appearing after quickly package [--extras] and when I just make multiline string in single quotes the latter stops silently.
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How can I access UbuntuOne contacts and notes with Python?

I want to use UbuntuOne in my own Python application. I want to access contacts and maybe store other data. But I could not find any documentation or (Python) examples. How can I use this?
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How to import Qt app into Quickly on 10.04?

How to import my Qt app into Quickly? The goal of this is to package my Qt app using Quickly.
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Glade stock buttons unable to change

As in title I have a problem with Glade... Field to change button stock icon or label is not responsive. ( see photos ) I'm running 32bit Ubuntu 12.10 ( it might be a problem ? )
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How do I force only one instance of my application?

I am developing a program using quickly. I am using an indicator which can hide/show the main window. But when I launch the application from the launcher it starts a new instance of that application (...
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Python Access Pidgin Data Structure by Dbus

I recentely started to program in Python and making a script/plugin for Pidgin,i need to access PurpleConversationUiOps and use the has_focus field,based in some examples in documentation of Pidgin i ...
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When will the applications submitted to the Ubuntu App Showdown be available for download via the Software Centre? [closed]

The deadline for submitting applications has passed and now the applications are being reviewed. OMG! Ubuntu points out that the applications will be available on the Software Centre by the end of ...
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Dash doesn't close on click after creating lens with Quickly, what's wrong?

I've used Quickly to create a lens that interacts with another program when that program is executed, using the following function: def handle_uri(self, scope, uri): os.system(uri) But the ...
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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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Can I execute an application built with Quickly (python - pygtk) on MS Windows?

I am working with QUICKLY, using Python and PyGtk. I know there is an option for packaging; so I can create a .DEB file. This is for Ubuntu. I was reading about PyGTK and it seems that PyGtk runs on ...
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Building failed because of “Package x11 not found”

I am trying to build an application I am making into launchpad for my PPA, and, while it builds the DEB just fine locally, it fails in launchpad. The build log complains that Project ERROR: Package ...
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Is it possible to monitor notifications?

I would like to programmatically monitor the notifications that get displayed in Ubuntu (in order to perform different actions based on the content of the notifications). I do not see a feature that ...
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Is there a ubuntu meta-package for the mono command line tools and ASP.NET tools?

I've discovered that if I install MonoDevelop on ubuntu, and then I decide to install something from the command line I need to add the following packages: apt-get install xbuild mono-gmcs If I ...
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Connect WebKit WebView form to a Python callback?

I am writing a small Python and WebKit app; I am using WebKit as the UI for my app. What I want to do is to create an interactive element in WebKit (namely a combo box or a set of clickable regions) ...
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Can't build gcc anymore since upgrade to 11.10

On Monday I've upgraded to from Ubuntu 11.04 (my initial installation) to 11.10 and now I can't build gcc from source anymore. Since I forgot to uninstall the gcc package before the upgrade, Ubuntu ...
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Path for source files

Where should I add source files for my program? I created a folder /data/src and put the files there. In my Python code I tried to point with os.getcwd() to it. This works for quickly run but if I ...
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What method do I use to manage an app-specific background process?

I am developing an application with different behavior depending on the arguments : "-config" starts a Gtk window to change options, start and close the daemon. "-daemon" starts a background ...
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When to expect the results of the Ubuntu App Showdown Community Vote?

The Vote is closed since the 29th of Aug. Is everything OK? Shouldn't we be aware of the results already? I thought the counting was done automatically from the site that the voting was taking place....
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How to make a .deb installer for PySide (Qt) project

I have made a small software using PySide, a GUI library for python using Qt. I have successfully built it into an executable for Ubuntu. http://download.ueseo.org/sitemap-creator/SitemapCreator2.1-...
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I want to know which implementaion of arp is used in Ubuntu 10.10?

Also I am a techie and wanna know how to join the developer network of Ubuntu?
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Using Quickly for text-heavy app

I am trying to create a small app that displays documentation. When it is run, the application window will display a main menu with buttons labeled 'Document 1', 'Document 2', etc. If a user clicks ...
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How to override some key bindings using Quickly

I am developing a native application for Ubuntu using quickly. How can I disable few key bindings such as prevent Ctrl + F4 from closing the window, and other key combinations?
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How can I upload to a PPA without .changes file?

So, I'm developing an app for the Ubuntu Showdown, and as quickly is still very buggy (I had problems using it), I decided to do my app entirely from scratch, using Python/GTK+3. I've done my app and ...
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How to rename an application while developing with Quickly

I've been developing an application using PyGI and Quickly, and I now need to rename it. Is there any quick way to change all of the app name references in a Quickly application, or will I just need ...