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Error when importing pynotify

When i add import pynotify and try to run my app i get /usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/gobject/constants.py:24: Warning: g_boxed_type_register_static: assertion `g_type_from_name (name) == 0' ...
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How do I implement progressbar in appindicator?

How do I implement progressbar in appindicator? Is it possible?
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How can I publish my project code online so someone can help me with it?

My local project has some code that is not working, and I'd like to show it to someone to have a look at and possibly give me a hand with it. This isn't a short snippet or a single file; there are ...
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What's the naming convention for ngettext short name?

gettext.gettext is imported as _: from gettext import gettext as _ It's some naming convention, right? What's the equivalent for gettext.ngettext? __?
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To make or not to make…python-nautilus a dependency?

That is the question! Okay, all silliness aside, I really am forced to make a difficult decision here. My application is written in C++ and allows other scripts to invoke methods via XML-RPC. One ...
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How do I create and use keyboard shortcuts in a Gtk app that I am developing?

I am creating an application for the Ubuntu App Showdown in Python + Gtk with quickly. I am calling it Discvur. I would have liked to include some keyboard shortcuts. Searching the web, I found this ...
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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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No public key GPG error when submitting quickly application

I try to submit my app with the command in the title, but the build failed: Error message: W: GPG error: http://ppa.launchpad.net precise Release: The following signatures couldn't be verified ...
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Simple messaging queue for inter-app communication over internet

I'm looking to organize simple messaging queue for inter-app communications. The applications will be running on different PC's connected thought Ubuntu One service. Basically I thought to use ...
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how to get dropped files on unitys launcher in my quickly app?

How do I get the file that i've dropped on my programms icon in the launcer in my Quiklcy programm? I already added the mime types in my .desktop file and my programm can accept commandline variables, ...
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How to add Ubuntu App Showdown participation file to a submitted app?

I have create a new app in myapps portal but it is not yet submitted for the review. How can I add the App Showdown participation file before send the app to a reviewer? Or do I need to send the app ...
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What does this Launchpad error building my package mean? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Launchpad failed to build after “quickly submitubuntu” Hello I submitted my source package to ppa via command quickly submitubuntu 1.1 myppa This ...
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How to submit ideas for the Ubuntu Apps Showdown to reddit?

I submitted 4 app ideas, but only one pass through to the list on reddit, the others 3 even not searchable: Medication Tracker TrelloChat TwilioPhone I also submitted the blog post, firstly it ...
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Problem with theming my application with CSS

I'm trying to beautify my program made with Quickly using CSS. I found documentation http://developer.gnome.org/gtk3/3.4/GtkCssProvider.html and very useful blog post ...
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Quickly changes the app version

When I share an app with the command: quickly share The app version is changed in the glade file, in the setup.py file... and upload to the PPA (Then the build will not admit a below version). Can ...
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“quickly submitubuntu” doesn't install app in /opt directory

According to the Ubuntu App Showdown Rules (http://developer.ubuntu.com/showdown/rules/), "Quickly installs your app to /opt for you when you run quickly submitubuntu." However there's nothing in the ...
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Application does not start after installing. Running “quickly run” works perfectly

I've made my application for Ubuntu App Showdown. When I start it from terminal using quickly run it works well. I've packaged it with quickly package and installed locally. Unfortunately it does not ...
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.desktop and /bin files are included in /opt/extras.ubuntu.com/<package> with Quickly

In the Guidelines for the Ubuntu App Showdown I can read: The .desktop file is installed in the standard location /usr/share/applications, but must have the prefix 'extras-' added to its name. ...
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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 get images to appear on buttons in Glade Designer?

Not sure if this is a bug or just a very annoying feature, but I can't get an image to appear on any of my buttons in Glade Designer. Is there some property I need to change in order to force it ...
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Get child elements of a Notebook

I have a Notebook element and TextView elements inside them. Because the pages on the notebook will be constantly switched between. I need to be able to have in a variable the currently selected ...
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Animate spinner with thread pygtk

i am trying to animate a spinner while the programm is running but i can't. I tried using threads but i can't get what i want...you can look here for the progress i made ...
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Python - access variable in another class

I have 1 main window and 1 dialog. Now I need to access variable in main window from dialog. For example in java we have 2 classes: demo and myclass In my class I have following code: public ...
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What's up with the libqtrpc2-1 / rds package in the archives?

I am considering using libqtrpc2-1 in my application but there seems to be some confusion over the name of the package. On the right-hand side of the package page, we see: So it looks like the ...
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Build failed with the command : quickly submitubuntu

We try to submit our application for the ubuntushowdown contest, but when we do the command : quickly submitubuntu, the application is not submitted, we have errors such as "build failed". We spend ...
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How do I create a working indicator with Qt/C++?

I am using Qt IDE in order to build my application so as to participate to the Ubuntu Showdown contest. In my application, I've done the following: void show_app(MainWindow *data) { //this works ...
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Set default value of Glade Comboboxtext

How can I set a default value of a comboboxtext in Glade? If I run my program with quickly the combobox appears empty until the user choose something from the list. I would like to display the first ...
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How do I programatically edit label widget in the runtime

How do I programatically edit label widget in the runtime , I am using quickly I tried self.title=builder.get_object("title") for initialising and def update_Label(self,url): ...
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How do I make the launcher progress bar work with my application?

Background Research I am attempting to update the progress bar within the Unity launcher for a simple python/Gtk application created using Quickly called test; however, following the instructions in ...
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Why can python3 not import gi.repository?

Python2 does not suffer the same problem. greg@greg-precise:~$ python3 Python 3.2.3 (default, May 3 2012, 15:51:42) [GCC 4.6.3] on linux2 Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more ...
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How to create a GLib.TimeVal from timestamp?

I have a value such as 'timestamp' below, where the last three digits correspond to milliseconds. timestamp = 1340830988768 I currently have code that looks like the following: import indicate ...
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How do I get tutorial for ubuntu application development

I would like to participate ubuntu appshowdown contest If I got time in this exam season . Before that I wanna learn python &pygtk to create native ubuntu apps . How do I get tutorial for it ? ...
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Remove a Custom Dialog Windows (PyGTK + Quickly)

Do Quickly have a remove dialog command? Like: quickly remove dialog <dialog-name>
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Ubuntu App Showdown: Commercial applications

Me and a few of my friends decided to create a game for the App showdown. However, we wanted to make a commercial game out of it (for <5$). So the question is: If I want to submit a commercial app, ...
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How to submit article in reddit for the app showdown? [closed]

Why i can't submit an article in reddit? Isn't it approved or what? i see it in my profile, but i don't see it in new articles...
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How do I get QSystemTrayIcon to show up in Gnome 3?

I can get a QSystemTrayIcon to show up in Unity by installing the sni-qt package which acts as a broker between the application and an application indicator for the program. However, running the ...
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Why does “quickly share --ppa share” abort with a “can't create” error?

I can not figure out what I am doing wrong. The package builds ok with quickly package, I could submit it, but I can not update my ppa. Here is what I got: desgua@desguai7:~/quickly/sbk$ quickly ...
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In development based on Quickly, why do codes start with “from gi.repository import Gtk”?

I am developing apps in Quickly. Default codes start with from gi.repository import Gtk. Why is it so and not simply import gtk for example? The point is, a lot of tutorials, documentation and forums ...
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How do I call a function in Quickly?

How to call function in quickly? Here is my code: def finish_initializing(self, builder): # pylint: disable=E1002 super(projectWindow, self).finish_initializing(builder) self.AboutDialog = ...
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Can something be installed in /usr by my app showdown project?

I am working on a project for Ubuntu App Showdown Contest (https://launchpad.net/wuuzy) and I wanted to know if it is possible to install things like libraries in /usr. My project, in fact, use an ...
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How do I include image in my app from a url?

How do I add particular images which is situated in given url, in my app , can I do it in glade?
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Creating widgets using GtkBuilder

I am using Glade to design a Box with widgets and then load these widgets into my UI at run-time. To create each Box with widgets at run-time, I create a new GtkBuilder, call add_from_string passing ...
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How do I create a Debian branch for my project on Launchpad?

I have a project on Launchpad that consists of a single branch (trunk). I would like to create a second branch that contains the Debian packaging for the project (with the intent of creating a build ...
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Is this Ubuntu One DBus signal connection code correct?

This is my first time using DBus so I'm not entirely sure if I'm going about this the right way. I'm attempting to connect the the Ubuntu One DBus service and obtain login credentials for my app, ...
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How do I make an amd64 version of my application?

I am here because I am able to successfully upload the i386 build of my program to launchpad, but I have no idea how to create a native 64-bit application. Your help would be greatly appreciated.
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how to upload a package to launchpad ?? please help step by step?

I got this error while uploading. apport is set to ignore crashes in this version of bzr. bzr: ERROR: pycurl.error: (28, 'SSL connection timeout at 297257') Traceback (most recent call last): File ...
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How do I force a redraw using python in gtk3?

Apparently, in Gtk3 the 'expose' event/signal is replaced with the 'draw' signal. How do I force a redraw using python in Gtk3? I was not able to find any window invalidation function.
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Quickly: how do I return entered data into parent window?

at last I started a simple project (you tube video downloader) in quickly , But got stucked . I added youtube url entry dialog using quickly add dialog command and ;linked it to new button . How ...
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What is mean by application must run out of /opt?

when I was going to rules of Ubuntu Apps Showdown, I found this rule: Application must run out of /opt. What is means by this? Checkout Rules: http://developer.ubuntu.com/showdown/
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Quickly/Glade linking a button to notebook page

Hey everyone (boy I seem to be posting quite a bit), I have a question regarding Glade and Quickly. Is it possible to map a button to a notebook within the same program. Like say for instance I have a ...