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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Glade Widget Color

I start to get familiar with glade and quickly but one thing I can't figure out. How can I set colors, e.g. background colors or label font colors? Can I do this in Glade or do I have to do it in ...
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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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Quickly message box

How to make message like this using Quickly
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Why does GtkCalendar counts months from 0?

So I spent several hours in rage, figuring out why isn't my code writing to the /sys/class/rtc/rtc0/wakealarm correctly. The problem is that it doesn't return anything if the value is wrong. And ...
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PyGTK: Opening Links in Default Web Browser

Is there a way to create a Gtk.Button("http://www.google.com"), when clicked will open the system default Web Browser using the label as the URL? What I could do is... import os button = ...
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Would the use of nepomuk be allowed in the app developer contest?

Ive recently switched to the platform and don't remember if installed it or it came with the system. Would Nepomuk be considered part of the allowed packages?
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Create a quickly app with build dependencies

I am creating a Quickly app in Ubuntu that depends on Python Twisted, which is available in the package python-twisted. How should I add python twisted as a dependency so that it will be installed ...
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How can I change font attributes for “Text Entry” in Glade

I'd like to change font attributes (size, style, family, colour) for Text Entry but I don't see any option for this in Glade. There's no problem with Label, but Label is not editable by user. I tried ...
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How to add multiple pages which can be switched on press of a button in pyGTK using quickly?

I am building my first app using quickly, pyGTK and python. I am confused how to add multiple pages to the same window and how to switch between multiple windows on click of button ? In visual studio ...
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Can't upload project to PPA using Quickly

I can't get Quickly to upload my project into my PPA. I've set up my PGP key and used it so sign the code of conduct, and the PPA exists. I don't know what other usefull information I can supply. ...
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Make new instance of main window, python gtk

I am fairly new to python and gtk and I am writing an app for the Ubuntu App Showdown using Quickly. I want to make a new instance of the main window when the user clicks on 'New'. I have the button ...
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I can't submit my app to The Ubuntu App Showdown

please, give me some help: 1. The version of my Quickly is 0.4.3. Can I use this version or I must to renew it? How can I do this? 2. When I am using dput utility to submit it says that there are no ...
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Can I use other open source libraries in the application contest?

I just found out about and started looking into the Ubuntu App Contest, and I wanted to double check the contest's stance on using open source libraries built by others that are freely available on ...
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Can't show preferences dialog

I'm having some trouble with Python, again. I created a project using Quickly, and it created a preferences dialog for me. I am now trying to build up the preferences dialog, but I always get some ...
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Where can I store other files other than /opt for the application contest?

I know I have to install it to /opt, but where can I store other files, like pictures which are uploaded by the user or a database file?
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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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How can I figure out which theme is used by the user?

I use Ubuntu's toolbar theme (context) in my application which is black for Ambiance and grey for Radiance. So I have got two icon packs (a white and a black one), but how can I figure out which theme ...
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How to add vte terminal widget in GTK3?

I'm trying to add vte widget in my application and the examples I've found use .fork_command() to execute a command in that widget. But according to ...
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problem in app-simple player

File "/home/rohit/rohit-player/rohit_player/RohitPlayerWindow.py", line 54, in on_open_clicked media_files.append({"File":f, "uri":file_uri, "format":format}) NameError: global name 'media_files' ...
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how to keep the app indicator menu visible after clicks?

I have a specific need in which I want app indicator menu item to respond to mouse click but menu should not disappear, for example when I click play in music menu, menu does not disappear, can i also ...
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How to get Yelp to open the docs?

quickly tutorial Result: An empty Yelp window with the XML file opened in gedit. yelp /usr/share/quickly/templates/ubuntu-application/help/tutorial.xml --> Exactly the same problem. Worked fine a ...
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Quickly Project System-Notifications dont work (“import pynotify” fails)

If i create a quickly-project with the following command in terminal: quickly create ubuntu-application helloworld and then add in the HelloworldWindow.py the following lines, import sys import ...
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How to force text to resize together with window? [closed]

I have some text in my app window. I'd like it to resize if someone resizes the app window (if window gets bigger, the text gets bigger too). Is this possible to achieve using Quickly, Glade and ...
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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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Ready-to-use time and/or datetime selection widgets for GTK3?

I've checked hamster-applet, gnome-control-center datetime and gnome-schedule. They all define a different datetime selection composed from basic widgets. I'm surprised it wasn't made available as a ...
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Help on app directories?

I am developing a program using glade + gtk through quickly, ubuntu 12.04. If a want to include a file .xml, where I have to create this file? Is there any default folder for that? at the end when I ...
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GtK error upon creating a project with Quickly [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Gdk Gtk warnings and errors from the command line I'm very new to Linux (having come from OS X) but am keen to start writing some GUI desktop apps for Ubuntu. I have ...
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Trying to create a GtkTreeView from Python, doesn't seem to work

I'm writing an app using Gtk/PyGI, and I need to create a sidebar with a Nautilus-like tree. However, Gtk refuses to cooperate with me. I tried both with Glade and GtkBuilder (creating the ...
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How do I import my PPA signing keys from a host into a virtual machine?

Please, give me some help: How can I export PGP keys I used for registration on PPA and then import in virtual machine's Ubuntu? Please, help me.
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About root privilages for my application

Hello I am going to make certain application which requires root privileges to run. I am using quickly for that application. How to use sudo , gksudo or anything else for that application to run?
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Quickly ubuntu-application + indicator template don't work

I've started to work with quickly and python (because I wanted to have some GTk3 integration and create and appindicator), and so I create the projecto like this : quickly create ubuntu-application ...
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How to use Events (GdkEvents) in Glade

When selecting a widget, in the common tab you can find the events control. What is it for? How to use it? Thanks!
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Creating Ubuntu Browser App Frames

After watching the video i am inspired to create one browser but stuck at one place, could you please help me with this. Requirement = - Like you displayed in your Video i wan create Multiple ...
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Why changing signals causes NameErrors in a sane code? - PyGtk issue

I'm working on a very simple app for Ubuntu. I've asked a question on stackoverflow, and it seems that the issue I am having is caused by signals, not by the scope of variables, as I originally ...
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How to hide a GTK window in Python before call or os.system

So, I'm depeloping a Python/GTK app which, after showing an assistant, it hides the assistant's window and runs an external app. The problem is that window.hide() doesn't works if, after the command, ...
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Broken Debian package with Quickly due to UnicodeDecodeError

I created a test application with Quickly. When I used quickly package, I get this warning: Ubuntu packaging created in debian/ ...
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Glade: How can I set the value of a spin button?

I've done some spin buttons with Glade for my Python/GTK3 app, but I don't know how to set things like default, lower or higher value. How can I do it? Using the following things for development: ...
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In a Quickly app, should code go in “myapp” or “myapp_lib”?

I've just started looking into Quickly and Ubuntu desktop/GTK dev, and I'm a bit confused by the organisation of the template that Quickly provides. Specifically, I'm confused about two related ...
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What are the different application directories in a quickly ubuntu-application template for?

When you create a new ubuntu-application with quickly you will notice that it creates a directory structure like this: MyApp/ setup.py bin/ help/ tests/ setup.py MyApp/ MyApp_lib/ What are each ...
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In Glade, how do I set a widget size (i.e. minimum and maximum)?

I want to set the size of one of the widgets of an app developed with Quickly and Glade. I know how to set a minimum size in the 'Common' tab, with 'Width request' and 'Height request'. But I would ...
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Using .add() on the same widget more than once

I asked this question on Reddit and was directed here. http://www.reddit.com/r/Ubuntu/comments/vhadl/quickly_dynamic_ui/ Unfortunately I am having the same issue and the problems seems that you can ...
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How can I relocate the default quickly directory?

I don't want quickly to create applications in my home folder by default. Instead I want them to be in ~/Projects. Is there a way to do this?
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How do I show an animated gif in the app I am developing?

I am developing Discvur, a simple Imgur viewer, for the Ubuntu App Showdown. Therefore I use quickly + Glade + Gtk + Python. PyGObject instead of PyGtk would be highly appreciated. I would like to ...
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Changing TextView font in PyGTK

I have TextView widget in Glade named "formula-view". I'm trying to do this to change font: formulaView = self.builder.get_object("formula-view") fontdesc = pango.FontDescription('Ubuntu 16') ...
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How do I get the size of a Gtk widget?

I am developing an app using Quickly + Glade + Gtk + Python. I would have liked to know the size of a displayed widget. Here is what I wrote already: from gi.repository import Gtk, WebKit […] ...
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How do I include basic image editing in my python application?

I am making an application for the Ubuntu App Showdown and I want to include basic image editing like adding black and white, grey effects etc to the image. But I don't know how to do that. I have ...
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Can i use closed source application for artworks or icon in my application for the showdown?

I want to develop an application for "ubuntu app showdown". Can i use Closed Source Application for artworks or icons ? like Corel or Photoshop or etc. (What if i use them with winehq in ubuntu?)
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GTK3 tabs with big icons

I want to implement something similar to the ubuntu software center's tabs. What widget is it? Any working example in python where I could take a look? Is this widget available in Glade? Thanks ...
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Can't add page in a notebook

I am having some trouble adding a page to a Notebook widget. The error I get is this: AttributeError: 'function' object has no attribute 'append_page' I assume this means the object pages in the ...