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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Is there a standard REST API for DBus communication?

I've found this, but I'm trying not to borrow code for my application. The reasoning is that if you're writing a local HTML5 App, you may want to call some DBus api from javascript(like ubuntuone ...
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How do I use this Add/remove widget? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What GTK widget is this? How do I add this little add/remove GTK widget in Glade Designer 3.12.1? I don't see it anywhere in the widget bar. If it can't be done using ...
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Can I package and include in the ppa the required libraries?

If some needed modules are not in the Ubuntu 12.04 repositories, can I package and include them in the submission ppa for the App Showdown?
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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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Can I set a price for my application submission?

When you upload your app for the showcase, can you set a price and still be entered into the competition? (I don't plan to set a price, I'm just curious.)
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Protecting OAuth secrets in App Showdown submissions

I'm participating in the Ubuntu App Showdown and my submission is going to make use of third-party web services that use OAuth to release their protected data to clients. Given that the rules state ...
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Quickly doesn't push - Intended?

I have setup Quickly with my launchpad Project quickly configure bzr lp:~me/projectname/trunk But when I do save, share or release, no code is pushed to the repository. Is this supposed to happen? ...
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What quickly templates are available

How to get list of official an unofficial quickly templates. I googled it ,but did'nt got any satisfactory result .
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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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Is a non-trivial plug-in for some application considered an app?

In the context of the Ubuntu App Showdown, if a useful plug-in for an existing application (in my case blender, but it could be anything) were to be developed, could it be considered?
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Facing problem with “gtk.RESPONSE_OK” in the simple-player quickly tutorial

I am fairly new to both quickly and Python. I am facing several problems while learning to use quickly from the following tutorial on the Ubuntu developers site: ...
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Can I participate in showdown contest with friend?

Can I write an application, together with my friend? If I develop application with my friend, can I get T-shirt for me and my friend?
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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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Where to ask questions related to ubuntu app developer showdown?

i recently saw ubuntu app developer showdown and i am very excited about it. i have some questions about it and i seriously want good answers can you tell me an official or unofficial communities ...
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How do I translate a quickly project?

I am just getting started with using quickly and I have a small project that's starting to take shape. Right now I would like to add a translation to my project. I already noticed that quickly ...
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Can I use old code by myself to build on for my entry in the Ubuntu App Showdown contest?

Or does it have to be started completely from scratch at 18th of June?
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How do I participate in the Ubuntu App Showdown?

How can I sign up for this event? I was reading this page: http://developer.ubuntu.com/showdown/ . My understanding is that I just need to mention my project to @ubuntuappdev on Twitter, and submit ...
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Is Quickly a Python-only development tool?

I'm looking at the Ubuntu app development tool Quickly. From what I can see only Python is available with this tool. Is this correct or are other languages like Java (and others) also available?
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How can I create a new socket in /dev?

I want to create a new socket file in /dev. Does the way to get it is adding a new rule to udev?
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Calling a Python script from a button using Glade Designer

How can I call the Ubuntu One authentication python script from a button using Glade? what I need to do is call a python script such as: $ python u1file.py login Adding Ubuntu One Files support to ...
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Need help with creating a form with KBasic

I have installed KBasic on my Ubuntu to create a simple form(as of now) which will have a database backend. The problem is ,as per the KBasic help,i have to click on any component i want for eg ...
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VB alternative/equivalent for development of Windows apps in Ubuntu

I want to develop a simple form for an Invoice for the user to use on Windows. I learnt how to do it using Visual basic in Windows. It's the simplest way to make a GUI for Windows I suppose. I am ...
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Why do the GNOME symbolic icons appear darker in a running application?

I'm creating an application that uses symbolic icons from the default theme. However, there are a few icons that I need that cannot be represented by those from the default theme, so I'm creating my ...
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My Rhythmbox plugin can't meet the Ubuntu Software Center “my-app” requirements

At http://developer.ubuntu.com/publish/my-apps-packages/ the following technical requirements are cited: Technical requirements In order for your application to be distributed in the Software ...
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How to change the icon for Qt application?

How can I change application icon (launcher icon) for my Qt-application? Now it looks like a question mark and I want to change it.
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How to open webpage from wireframesketcher link?

I have a WireFrameSketcher screen, in which I want to be able to click the link and open the web page. I haven't been able to do that. I'm also not sore if that is possible. If anyone knows a way to ...
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how can i make ubuntu software center offer 32-bit packages

I am developing a 3D game/graphics/simulation engine on 64-bit ubuntu 12.04 LTS. The 64-bit version of my application compiles, links and executes just fine. However, I cannot build a 32-bit version ...
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How can I search a Drupal site with the new Unity lens?

I'm creating a simple Unity lense for my college site which is based on Drupal, but I don't know how to adapt this command for Drupal API. Please help, it's python. We now create our query url, ...
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Why no library files installed for google test?

The libgtest-dev package seems only install header files to the system, but not the static and dynamic libraries which should be installed under /usr/lib. Is it a bug?
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How to make a Gtk.Iconview react to single click instead of double click?

I use a Gtk.IconView widget in my app to select different types of elements. The way the IconView works is the following: Do one click to select the item Do an additional double-click to activate ...
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How can I deploy 32 and 64 bit versions of my application in the Ubuntu's Software Center under a single entry?

I don't know how or don't see the option to have 32-bit and a 64-bit version of my application under the same entry in the Ubuntu's Software Center, and .deb packages cannot contain multiple ...
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How to dynamically resize GTK notebook pages

I've got a Python app that uses a Gtk.Notebook widget to display different pages. Each of these pages contain a different set of widgets, and I've noticed that the 'tallest' widget in terms of ...
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How to distribute python GTK applications?

This is in correlation with the previous question I asked here. My aim is to create and package an application for easy installation in Ubuntu and other debian distributions. I understand that the ...
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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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Promoting an app in the Ubuntu Software Center through a ratings and reviews API

As an app author, I would like to promote my app in Ubuntu. One nice way to do it is to encourage users to submit their reviews and ratings to the Software Center. It would be really cool if I could ...
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How to stop bzr from using ssh (asking a password) for downloading?

I have configured bzr to push updates and now it's using ssh for downloading all the branches too. Is it possible to use ssh only for uploading?
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How to run asynchronous tasks in Python GObject Introspection apps

I'm writing a Python + GObject app that needs to read a non-trivial amount of data from disk upon start. The data is read synchronously and it takes about 10 seconds to finish the read operation, ...
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How to use gettext to make QML files translatable

I'd like to write a QtQuick app based on Python (PySide) and QML. I know Qt apps have got their own translation technology, but I would like to stick to gettext for this one. I'd like to know if it's ...
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How do I submit .jar file to the ubuntu software center

I am writing an app using JAVA Swing for all platforms. After that I want to add this app to Ubuntu Software Center for free Is it possible? My app is just one *.jar file, its helping to play card ...
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Where are the different app icon sizes submitted through the app developer site used?

When I submit an application through the app developer process in MyApps, I'm asked to submit icons in different sizes: 128px, 64px, 32px, 16px. Where is each of these icon sizes used when my app ...
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Should I use PyQt or PySide for a new Qt project?

Recently I've been involved in conversations about creating a Quickly template for a Qt and QtQuick Ubuntu app. The idea is to make it as easy to develop Qt apps from concept to package as it is right ...
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How to make Glade load translations from /opt

I've created an application that I'd like to submit through the Ubuntu app developer process. One of the requirements for the process is that when installed, all files go into the ...
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Desktop file for my python gtk3 app does not load the app

I am creating an GTK3 python application for Ubuntu. At the moment the application installs in the following locations. In /opt/NSTrain folder where NSTrain is the name of my application. The NSTrain ...
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Developer tools --> Pascal

Desde ya, gracias por dejarme participar. La pregunta es si pueden poner la opcion en Herramientas para Desarrolladores, la de Pascal. Hay muchos colegas que lo usamos. Seria bueno dejarnos compartir ...
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Can I make apps for ubuntu using a Windows PC?

I develop windows software . Does anyone know? how I can make application/software for *buntu using a windows pc?
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Problems with simple media player tutorial [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Facing problem with “gtk.RESPONSE_OK” in the simple-player quickly tutorial I'm following along with this tutorial, but came to a stopping point where the program has an ...
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How to make a Gtk.ComboBoxText's entry editable in Glade

I'm using Glade to write a PyGI app, and I've come across a problem whereby I've got a Gtk.ComboBoxText with a Gtk.Entry, but I cannot make the entry editable for some reason. I.e. when the UI is ...
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How to programmatically fetch a list of applications from the Software Center

Im writing a PyGI app where I'd like to show a list of matching applications from the Ubuntu Software Centre in an auto-completion text entry or dropdwon. I haven't yet figured out the best way to ...
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How to dynamically get name, version and other info from a Python app at runtime

I'm writing an Python app that makes use of a Gtk.AboutDialog. Some of the information shown in the dialog comes from setting properties for bits of info I've just given elsewhere, and I'd like to ...
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Where is the pygame template in Quickly?

Same as the title says. When I want to create a new Quickly project, I don't get the pygame template option any longer. ubuntu-application ubuntu-cli ubuntu-flash-game Those 3 are the templates ...