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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Ubuntu Text Ticker (Scrolling text)

Is there any application to display scrolling text on top of all windows in Ubuntu? Something like Tickr, but what I want is an application that can display my own text, something like appname "my ...
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Subscript in Glade

How can I format a text with subscript in Glade? I want to display a text with a formular such as H2O. Thanks
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Is porting a game to Ubuntu fine for the Ubuntu App Showdown?

I created a mobile game for Android and iOS about months ago. I am porting it to Desktop and would like to join the contest with it. Is this OK? My other question: Is it okay to participate now or ...
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Problems starting to use Launchpad

I've been reading the different tutorials that Launchpad directs you to. And they've all helped alot. And seems like the system is a lot simpler and easier to use than Github. But I can't seem to get ...
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ubuntu 13.04 unable to locate package ubuntu after installing ubuntu sdk

Am new to ubuntu and software development but after installing the sdk via the terminal, it say "unable to locate package ubuntu" then "unable to locate package sdk"
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Why do I get an error when trying to use U1db with the Ubuntu SDK?

I want to create an app with the Ubuntu SDK. It requires the creation of a database, so I thought it would be easy to create it with U1db. First I had many issues finding I needed to install the ...
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Programming Linux

I want to make an application in c#, or in c++ or in what ever programming language even in script language as bash. The application will ask for an answer, e.g. 1+1? and the password will be 2 If ...
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Where can a beginner learn ubuntu game development?

Hi everyone I haven't had Ubuntu for long but I feel it has more potential for game development than Windows 8(DON'T USE IT, IT BLOWS!). On Windows I used XNA, but I wanted to have a development ...
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How do you get http:// to load automatically in a web browser?

i have created a web browser in glade / python and what i'm wanting to do is get HTTP:// to load automatically. Just because at the moment whenever i go to a website i have to type the HTTP:// and if ...
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Should I choose KDE or Qt for an Ubuntu application?

I'm writing an application using QML and some C++ code. The main window will be all QML (possibly having a main menu bar provided KXmlGuiWindow), with the backend and some dialogs written in C++. I've ...
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How to add command-line arguments support to a Quickly 12.08.1 application?

I've upgraded Quickly to 12.08.1 and it wiped command-line arguments support from bin/project-name along with adding ### DO NOT EDIT THIS FILE ### But I'm using arguments for the quicklist. ...
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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 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 to combine quickly and my python program?

Firstly, I'm not sure if I'm allowed to ask this question. I'll delete it if it's not welcome. I'm after some guidance on how to start programming. Perhaps I need to start somewhere else, but I'm ...
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Quickly App Web application

After I submitted my app for the showdown I would like to know whether it would be possible to make a Webapp out of it. Is it possible with a desktop app created with Quickly/Glade/Python or is it ...
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How can I check if Python´s ConfigParser has a section or not?

How can I check if the ConfigParser mainfile has a section or not, And if it don´t then add a new section to it? I am trying with this code: import ConfigParser config = ...
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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 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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Writing to a file

def loadSubredditConfig (self): self.builder.get_object ('cbxR').remove_all () path = os.path.join (xdg.BaseDirectory.xdg_config_home, 'RedThat', 'subreddits') if (os.path.exists (path)): ...
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Quickly Glade Button link to external program [closed]

this is my first post so forgive me for any errors. I am using Quickly to create a program. The problem I am having, is when I create the button, I am unable to set the command I wish to launch on the ...
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Can I submit an application started one year ago to the Ubuntu App Showdown?

I started developing an application one year ago. I published it in SourceForge and it runs in Ubuntu, but I did not send it to the Software Centre. May I send it to the Ubuntu App Showdown contest?
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off-topic: How can I update “Quickly” using a PPA or similar in the Source file? [closed]

I am running an ubuntu derivative that runs a bit behind in the updates. The version I'm running ~$ quickly --version Quickly 11.10 Python interpreter: /usr/bin/python 2.7.2 Python standard ...
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Import “prompts” in quickly (Simple Player tutorial)

I am following this tutorial on quickly. At one point I have to write from quickly import prompts in the file called SimplePlayerWindow.py. But when I do that and run my application, I get the ...
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some questions related to ubuntu app showdown

I have some questions about ubuntu appshowdown My questions: Can i submit more than one app in the contest and tell me more about this suppose i submit 5 apps out of which one is won then will it ...
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Which programming language to develop software for USC that also runs on other OS? (Windows / OS X)

I have skills in Java and C#. First I had a closer look at Java (Eclipse with Windowbuilder-Plugin). - Swing: But there is no natvie GUI-Support for GTK3 (e.g., HUD seems not to work) Then I looked ...
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UbuntuShape component doesn't show the background color.

This code gives me an UbuntuShape with the background color red: UbuntuShape{ height: units.gu(6) width: units.gu(6) color:"red" } but when I set an image with the code below, the ...
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How do I make and upload a package for my game?

I developed a game using the C programming language with SDL for graphics. Now, I just have a folder of the project (with project files). But I don't know how to make a package of this game to upload ...
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Is there a benchmarking/monitoring tool that can be targetted towards running applications?

I am trying to fix a performance issue bug on one of the core apps, and I would like to know if there is any benchmarking or monitoring tool that I can use to compare my different branches use of CPU. ...
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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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Can apps developed in the Ubuntu SDK be ported to Android?

I am getting interested in creating Mobile Apps and I was wondering, can an app created in the Ubuntu SDK be deployed to work on Android or even iOS? This isn't a huge deal, as I was using Eclipse to ...
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Can I Use Asp.Net as front end and MSSQL as back end?

I have an specific requirement of my client. he wants me to develop an web based application for him which will be hosted on Ubuntu. I am having experience with Asp.Net and MSSQL. Can I use this? if ...
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PyGtk Application Logo/Icon

I'm starting to develop some apps. I'm reading through python gtk documentation. It's all going fine but I have one question. How does Ubuntu find application logos? Like the one it displays in the ...
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Plugin ubuntu Desktop [closed]

I'm want to do a plugin to Ubuntu in my term paper, but i never had seen something like this to ubuntu. I want to know about the complexity to "extend" an OS, how much time will spend to do something ...
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is there any way to run the application on internet? [closed]

can you provide any links or guideline steps to execute the application (for example to run currency converter program) on internet directly without installation of any software. Like using online ...
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Get $HOME and/or username without using C++

I'm working on the Music app and I need to know how to get the user name and/or home dir of the users. I've googled around for a while but can only find the variables for C++ or BASH. How do I get ...
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How to make an ubuntu SDK dialog not stretch over the full mainview?

When I create a dialog with the Ubuntu SDK, like in the example below, the dialog covers the full mainview: import QtQuick 2.0 import Ubuntu.Components 0.1 import Ubuntu.Components.Popups 0.1 ...
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Progress bar for python/ quickly web browser

i have been doing this web browser for roughly a day now, i have got the main look of the browser set up how i want it. i have now decided to add a little progress bar at the bottom of the main ...
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is there other program to make ubuntu apps besides quickly?

And in some other programming language maybe?i was wondering if i can create an app in some other program not quickly and post in in the ubuntu store?
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How can I convert an Android app to an app for Ubuntu for phones? [closed]

How can I change from commercially developed app(XXX.APK) for android phone(ex, GalaxyS, GalaxyNexus,etc) to App for phone installed ubutun OS? ( How can I change android APK to app that can be used ...
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Dynamically create XmlListModel?

Is it possible to dynamically create XmlListModel using a javascript function in a .qml file? Also, what can I execute qml file with so that I can get console.log() to the command line?
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How extract strings from a .ui file (glade) with gettext?

I'm trying to extract the strings from this file: http://bazaar.launchpad.net/~gufw-developers/gui-ufw/gufw-13.04/view/head:/data/ui/add.ui Which is the command for it? This not works: ...
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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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Quickly with Python 3 *or* how to start a quickly app without quickly run

since Ubuntu 12.10 ships only Python 3 by default, I wanted to ask, what steps should be taken to get my »Quickly« application ready for python 3? I already know about 2to3, but I don't know how to ...
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Why is my Gtk.Notebook not fetching its label properly?

I am using this method to save a file: def save(self): file_data = ConfigParser.ConfigParser() subjects_number = self.subjects.get_n_pages() si = range(1, subjects_number) for sn in ...
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May I install Quickly also on Kubuntu?

I have installed Kubuntu. Now I would develop applications for Ubuntu with Quickly; have I to uninstall Kubuntu and Install Ubuntu or there's a way to mantain Kubuntu?
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Get folder from file chooser button pygtk

i want to get the location of the folder that is selected by a filechooserbutton in pygtk... how can i do this? i connect the current folder changed signal from filechooser but the signal is emitted ...
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How do I push my app to Launchpad if I have followed the recommendations of the App Review Board for Quickly apps?

I developed an app called Discvur with Quickly. I intend to submit it to the App Review Board so that it can be published in the Software Center. Therefore I followed all the recommendations on ...
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App Submission for Showdown

If I submit my app to the ARB today, can I make any changes before Monday?. Or will the ARB consider my app based on the version that was submitted on the submission day? ie If I make changes will I ...
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How can I add a Notebook background in Glade?

I want to add a background image to my pages in my notebook. How I can do this?