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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Embed web app into a desktop application

Is there a way to embed a website/web app inside a application package? (Something similar to phonegap but for linux distros)
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How to show an application icon in the notification bubble?

I'm trying to integrate my app with Ubuntu notification system. It works ok, but I don't know how to show my icon in the bubble. My code looks something like: notification = Notify.Notification.new ...
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I wrote a Python/QT app that downloads files. How can I stop it from 'greying out' after few seconds?

Here's the gist. The application is still running and the progress bar will still move, but the window will grey out and if I click the X to close it, a popup shows up and says "The window X is not ...
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How can I enable Flash for a PyGtk WebKit?

I am trying to enable flash in my Quickly app. I have a WebKit/webview in a scrolledwindow. I know on Android you need to enable javascript an plugins. I have look in the WebKit2GTK+ Reference ...
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What is the version numbering logic for open source developers managing software releases? [closed]

I guess this is more of a general question that I cant find the the answer to anywhere. What is the version numbering logic for open source developers managing software releases and is there any ...
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How do I add a Gwibber entry widget to my app?

I am writing an app which has a button that, when clicked, should launch a Gwibber entry widget. This used to work, as suggested on the tutorial: from gi.repository import GwibberGtk entry = ...
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How to force Quickly to NOT include a dependency? (Specifically: apport)

My case is this - the quickly-generated application contains some apport code, so quickly inserts python-apport in the dependencies list. I would like the application to be installable and run on ...
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How to add windows to an ubuntu-application with Quickly? [duplicate]

I'm doing a little app with Quickly and I want to add some windows with different widgets, but the ubuntu-application template just have the options to add a dialog, an indicator, a help-guide and a ...
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How is it decided/defined as to which file of an app will reside where? [duplicate]

most of the apps have their executables in /usr/bin and other files also in the generally defines folders.. But i found some apps keep their executeables elsewhere...Now as in linux any file can be ...
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How do I add a daemon to my Quickly application?

I am building a app with quickly, and I wanted to add a daemon that will run in the background. How do you do this?
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Quickly, setup.py, long_description - how to make them generate a multi-paragraph description in the debian control file? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to define multiline long_description in quickly's setup.py? How can I make Quickly convert the long_description in setup.py into several paragraphs in the debian ...
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How to display a “What's new” dialog on every new version of my app

I'd like to be able to present a dialog that runs at the start of my application and shows the new features this new version implements. This dialog should only run once, and not be showed again ...
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How to change button icon when button clicked, python quickly

I'm trying to implement hide function in my application. What I want is to have this little arrow ">" when is hide and "V" when is visible. I know how to make it so its hides and shows but I need that ...
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Where do you set keywords for applications in order to get them to show up in software center and dash searches?

Exactly as the title states, what fields do you modify in order to return an app for specific search terms in dash and software-center? Is it keywords in the applications .desktop file? Something ...
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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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File path after installation

I am using quickly ide and I am having trouble with filepath. Where to put additional files required by application? When I put additional files in /data/ folder after application is installed what ...
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How does magazine publishing work on the Ubuntu Software Center?

I'm looking into publishing a magazine on the Ubuntu Software Center, how would I go about doing that? I notice there are a lot of them, but I'm not sure how it works. Thanks.
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How to troubleshoot Quickly packaging failures

I have created a Quickly app and I'm trying to create a package for distributing it through the Software Center. However, whenever I try one of the Quickly packaging commands (package, share, release ...
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Is there any way I can run quickly applications from source on other distributions without installing a deb package?

Is there any way I can run quickly applications from source on other distributions without installing deb package. What I need is to run/develop in non-debian based distributions.
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Apply primary-toolbar background behind GtkEntry widget with GTK3

In PyGI (GTK3), how can I make a GtkEntry widget appear against the same background applied (by the user's theme) to the primary toolbar. I tried adding the same style class like this: ...
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GtkIconView doesn't automatically fill the space with icon when user resizes the window

In the Ubuntu Accomplishments project we are having a few unusual bugs: https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/986708 https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/974728 Namely that we have a window with a ...
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How to publish a Quickly-generated program to Windows? [closed]

Please advise the best way to publish a Quickly-generated program to Windows.
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Change “get help” and “translate this app” quickly

If have created an app with quickly with the name "Vault"...but in launchpad the name was already taken for a branch i used "vault-encfs" because its a gui for encfs... now i have a problem with the ...
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What is the easiest way to exhaustively test the proxy support of my application?

I'm posting this on AskUbuntu because "easiest" in my case includes giving preference to solutions depending only on software available in the default Ubuntu repositories. (to be more accurate, 12.04) ...
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Are Palestinians out of the Ubuntu App Showdown Contest?

Canonical does not support shipment to Palestine. Are we (Palestinians) out of the Ubuntu App Showdown Contest because of that? Edit I contact canonical shipment team, and they told me they don't ...
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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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Where can I find a complete list of the ranking of the Ubuntu App Showdown's applications?

My application participated at the Ubuntu App Showdown contest and I wanted to know its ranking. Where can I see it? Also, will there be a ranking for every separate criterion of every separate ...
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Working with quickly, are there any gtk.Builder code sketching tools that integrate?

Example: quickly create ubuntu-application testing quickly design #makes changes #insert some other command here that would be roughly equivalent to 'quickly sketch' quickly edit #to populate the ...
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How to develop broadband router with Ubuntu?

I wanted to develop a router from scratch in Ubuntu which will manage following things. User bandwidth Management. User Browsing History and Bandwidth tracking. Assign HotSpot, PPPoe type of the ...
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Unity lens to search for tags

I want to develop a dash lens to search files by tags (the ones that are set through Nautilus). I know on the one hand this program, that does the search: ...
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Implementation of a slider on appindicator

I'm trying to add a slider to an indicator to port my gnome-shell extension to unity. I found out this question which is exactly my problem. If this is not possible using libido and indicator how is ...
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Could a KDE plasma widget be converted into its own app (easily)?

I've recently made the switch from KDE to Unity and I'm really missing one feature: the FolderView Plasma widget (Plasmoid?) I know there's a screenlet called Folderview which can be used under ...
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Why my app has not been reviewed yet even if its a debian source package?

I took part in Ubuntu App Showdown. In the upload app field, I uploaded text file in this format. Was that good enough or did i miss something ? Referring another similar question, i quote that ...
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How do I stop a container box from expanding horizontally in Glade?

Currently, when my button's label gets more characters, its container boxes resize horizontally, and push away the other containers next to it. I don't want this behaviour. How do I give my boxes a ...
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Can you use PhoneGap on Ubuntu to develop iPhone apps?

I heard about PhoneGap which let's you develop Android and iPhone apps, and it compiles it from HTML/CSS/JS. I have only one PC with Ubuntu installed, and I want to make a mobile App from HTML/CSS/JS ...
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ubuntu application publishing

I am having some trouble publishing my first application. I created the application using 'quickly' and have set up my own ppa, registered a fingerprint, gone through the gpg email security steps, ...
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Is there a simple way with pygi to make an entire window a drop target for external input?

Example: Drop a file in a glade designed window and it triggers Handler.open_from_path(path)
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Pygtk dialog and return id/info

i am writing an app with quickly-pygtk-glade and i want to show a dialog and get the return id...I used the run() method but if a close the dialog and reopen it i get an empty window and some errors! ...
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Where can I find API reference documentation?

Where can I find a complete API reference? I'm not sure where to get started beyond what was shown in the quickly video with Jono Bacon
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Using Quickly to develop apps for Raspberry Pi?

Can Raspberry Pi apps be developed with Quickly on Ubuntu? I know there isn't Ubuntu for the Pi yet but what I want to do is develop the app on my Ubuntu machine, compile it and copy the deb file to ...
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Can i reasonably link in C code to an application managed with quickly?

I'm looking around for a way to program some gui apps in ubuntu 12.04. I ran across the quickly tutorial and the tool looks fantastic. It looks like the primary language you develop with is python, ...
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How can I install Boost 1.50 on Ubuntu 12.04?

The libboost-dev package in the repos is an older one and I would like to use the newest release. I'm OK with installing from source, but am a little confused by the instructions on the site. It ...
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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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What options are available for C++ GUI development with Ubuntu?

I know about Qt as an C++ software development framework for front end applications and I am aware of Eclipse as an IDE for Java and C++, but I was wondering if anyone could provide recommendations of ...
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How do I add spellcheck to a TextView object in my Quickly app?

Specifically for a Quickly app, using Gtk3: How do you import GtkSpell in python? How do you set it up to spell-check a TextView object? (If there's an alternative to GtkSpell, do tell.)
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Multiple versions of the same app on Ubuntu Software Centre?

I already published my proprietary app on Ubuntu Software Centre (https://myapps.developer.ubuntu.com), and now I want to update it with the new version. This time I wanted to upload multiple builds ...
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Quickly package/submitubuntu fails because of debhelper dependency

When running the submitubuntu or package command, I get this fatal error: quickly.templatetools.CantUpdateFile: Build-Depends: debhelper (>= 8), was not found in the file myproject/debian/control. ...
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How can I add cut/copy/paste functionality to my application?

I'm developing an Electoral Calculator (https://launchpad.net/electoralcalculator) using Python 2.7, Gtk+3 and Glade and I want to add cut/copy/paste functionality to my application. I want to give ...
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quickly package --extras replaces developer email with hostname

After running quickly package --extras for my project, I've noticed that in project_dir/debian the changelog file has my developer email listed as alex@myhostname, instead of my proper email address. ...
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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 ...