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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Path for source files

Where should I add source files for my program? I created a folder /data/src and put the files there. In my Python code I tried to point with os.getcwd() to it. This works for quickly run but if I ...
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What method do I use to manage an app-specific background process?

I am developing an application with different behavior depending on the arguments : "-config" starts a Gtk window to change options, start and close the daemon. "-daemon" starts a background ...
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When to expect the results of the Ubuntu App Showdown Community Vote?

The Vote is closed since the 29th of Aug. Is everything OK? Shouldn't we be aware of the results already? I thought the counting was done automatically from the site that the voting was taking place....
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How to make a .deb installer for PySide (Qt) project

I have made a small software using PySide, a GUI library for python using Qt. I have successfully built it into an executable for Ubuntu. http://download.ueseo.org/sitemap-creator/SitemapCreator2.1-...
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I want to know which implementaion of arp is used in Ubuntu 10.10?

Also I am a techie and wanna know how to join the developer network of Ubuntu?
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Using Quickly for text-heavy app

I am trying to create a small app that displays documentation. When it is run, the application window will display a main menu with buttons labeled 'Document 1', 'Document 2', etc. If a user clicks ...
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How to override some key bindings using Quickly

I am developing a native application for Ubuntu using quickly. How can I disable few key bindings such as prevent Ctrl + F4 from closing the window, and other key combinations?
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How can I upload to a PPA without .changes file?

So, I'm developing an app for the Ubuntu Showdown, and as quickly is still very buggy (I had problems using it), I decided to do my app entirely from scratch, using Python/GTK+3. I've done my app and ...
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How to rename an application while developing with Quickly

I've been developing an application using PyGI and Quickly, and I now need to rename it. Is there any quick way to change all of the app name references in a Quickly application, or will I just need ...
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Multi-threading in application designed in quickly

I have a tree which I populate with a file list from my computer on the click of a button. While the program is populating the tree the whole GUI hangs. Is there a way to populate the tree in another ...
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Problem serialising TextBuffer

While trying to follow the serialisation instructions from this answer I encountered a few problems. The following is supposed to serialise a TextArea's content to a string. The first two line ...
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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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Open Dialog, created with quickly does not work

I tried to open a dialog like David Planella describs here (and quickly help add): Open Custom Dialog Windows (PyGTK + Quickly) But this don't works for me. I always get the same Error-Message if I ...
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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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Opening files with quickly's PyGTK

I have already added the listeners and etc, but I can't get the actual open dialog code to work. I think it is something to do with the difference between gtk and Gtk but I literally just started ...
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Use MongoDB and PyMongo inside an PyGTK app

I am abort to make an Python app with Quickly. The app need to store some data in an database, To this I am planing to use MongoDB. So my question is like this: How can I make the py-app to auto ...
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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 add a Notebook to a Box in a VBox?

I have created an empty box in Glade to add a Notebook to. The reason I am not adding the actual Notebook in Glade is because I hear that you cannot add pages to a Notebook made in Glade. So, in ...
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Must apps submitted to the Software Center run from the /opt directory?

I read this question, but I'm more confused yet. In developer.ubuntu.com/showdown I read: "(2) run out of /opt" (I understand "run out" is not in /opt *Am I wrong?*) In https://wiki.ubuntu.com/...
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What is the meaning of building packages in a PPA?

I have uploaded one PPA into my launchpad account successfully . But its giving me a message on right side as package building is pending . when i click for more information it gave me both 32-bit and ...
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Quickly, Treeview and Treestore, entry text not showing

If I append entries to treestore, I can see that the entries are there, but I cannot see any of the text for those entries. I do not know if I have to add a repaint or something, or if I should link ...
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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: entry....
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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 ...