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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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 ...
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What is the difference between the release, share and submitubuntu commands in Quickly?

There are 3 different commands in Quickly to release a new version of an app into a PPA release - Posts a release of your project to a PPA on launchpad so that users can install the application on ...
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How to highlight buttons in a GTK toolbar

I've written an application using Python and Glade. The app has got a toolbar with a dark background, and each toolbar button has got a custom image (i.e. no stock icons are used). I've noticed that ...
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How to get the user downloads folder location with Python

So, I'm developing a simple download manager powered by Wget, [EasyDownloader][1], which I'm using for learning Python, and I have a problem. I want to save files at the Downloads folder, but it's ...
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How to programmatically get a list of wireless SSIDs in range from NetworkManager

I'm writing a small little app that I want to submit to the Ubuntu App Review board, and one thing I'd like to do is for it to show the names of the detected Wireless SSIDs in a combo box. It's a PyGI ...
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Taking timely screenshots of particular sites

I have a website where I have to take weekly screen shots of sister sites. I was wondering how this maybe done. I had obtained the code for taking screen shots but have no idea how to open up the ...
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gtk3 window is not redrawn correctly

I am creating a simple GTK3 application. The main toplevel window has a search button which will display another toplevel gtk3 window. When I click the close button (near the titlebar) on the second ...
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How can I write Ubuntu apps in Java?

I am new to linux. I want to develop apps for Ubuntu desktop and mobile using Java.
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How to get a proxy for DBus object that is not well known?

I'm endeavouring to use dbus to react to a particular signal (user clicks on an appindicator menu on the unity top panel). From using dbus-monitor, I've found the relevant signal that I'd like to ...
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Materials for improving coding skills and adapting programs

How can I find and adapt the source code for Ubuntu programs, and what resources are there for improving my programming knowledge in any language? I would like to improve my programming skills so that ...
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How do I use DFeet?

I've been trying for a half hour to get D-Feet to open a service, any service with the Connect button. I feel I am misunderstanding this application at a basic level. What am I missing?
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How to embed a GtkAboutDialog's content in a GtkNotebook widget

I'm writing a Python app that is tab-based, and I don't want it to have any additional pop-up dialogs. I'd like to use the Gtk.AboutDialog functionality, but I don't want it to appear as a separate ...
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How to create a new Quickly application template?

Cannot find the answer elsewhere, I'm asking for a documentation of the process to create a new template for quickly. I'm interested in writing a pyside (python + qt4) template like the pygtk one. ...
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What Game engines and game libraries are available for ubuntu? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What 2D/3D engines and game SDKs are available? What game engines and game libraries are available for ubuntu? And how to install its latest version
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Is there a simple “Hello World” for making games?

Does anyone know of a simple "Hello World" for making games for ubuntu? I've seen the Getting Started with Quickly video. Any examples for platformers or something like that? EDIT: Just a recap of ...
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unity components debugging

Following up on my question here, I would like to ask about best-practices for debugging additions to the unity components. Integrating apps into unity requires many components: service files, ...
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Why is quickly ignoring the setup.py file in my project directory?

Whenever I try to package my application with quickly, the following error pops up in my terminal: And the package is in the directory. Whoop de doo. Then, when I go to open the .deb file in ...
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How to add checkbox or radio buttons to a Unity quicklist?

I have been searching how to make that happen but i can't find it anywhere. I even guessed how to enable/disable the quicklist item, so as how to add function invoked after the item is clicked, but ...
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boost 1.48 and default (1.46) on Precise Pangolin12.04

The Precise release of ubuntu has two libboost-dev packages. The default is 1.46, but there is also a 1.48. If I install both, where are the headers and libraries for 1.48 installed? Are the ...
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Can I install 64-bit Eclipse on 32-bit Ubuntu?

I have 64 bit core i5 configuration I have installed ubuntu studio 11.04 (32 bit) on it.It's working fine but for eclipse android development it is not working what should I do? Should I download 64 ...
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Open Custom Dialog Windows (PyGTK + Quickly)

I have just downloaded Quickly, created a new project, set up simple GUI and created new dialog (quickly add dialog create (as you can see, I called it create)). I already have click handler in the ...
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KEY.is_pressed() in gi.repository.Gdk?

I was wondering if anyone knew how to detect if a key is currently pressed with either Gtk or Gdk and python? I don't want to use the key-pressed or key-released event for this scenario, but rather ...
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How to install JavaFx? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to install JavaFx in Ubuntu 12.04? I'm very new to Ubuntu world. I downloaded the JavaFx from here. I got a zip file. I don't know how do I setup a classpath for it. ...
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Java packaging and uploading to a PPA in Launchpad

I have a java application (created as a class) and I want to know how I can (or should I even) convert it to .deb format and then how to upload it to a Launchpad PPA so that everyone could install it? ...
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PulseAudio and Python3

Accessing PulseAudio with Python2 is a bit tricky, but it works with the help of ctypes. The problem is that the same code fails to work with Python3. Apparently something was changed in ctypes, but I ...
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How can I develop desktop applications using web standards? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Developing app for Ubuntu in HTML and JS I want to develop applications for ubuntu using web standards such as html5, javascript css3. Webstandards are growing very fast ...
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How to resolve “release command failed” in quickly app hello-world?

I am new to Ubuntu and new to programming. I watched the video on http://developer.ubuntu.com/get-started/ and the video made it look so easy. I followed all the steps and everything was going good ...
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How can I get the source code to gnome-system-monitor and use it in my application?

I want to create a system monitor quite similar to gnome-system-monitor in ubuntu using python. I have used quickly application for the GUI and now i want to show the cpu history as shown by the ...
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Python, Gtk3 and Gstreamer

This isn't a really happy combination, but it does work for the most of the time. However, I just bumped into a problem with Gio.File. This will always result in TypeError and Python segfaulting: ...
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How do I call a dialog for authentication?

I am writing a gui program using wx module in python. In program whenever I am accessing a folder which requires root privilege then it asks password at terminal but I want to display the dialog to ...
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Unity lens not included in global search

I'm using the quickly unity lens template here http://developer.ubuntu.com/2012/04/how-to-create-a-wikipedia-unity-lens-for-ubuntu/ It works quite all right, but even though i have set ...
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How to write simple web-based application for GNOME3?

I know, that GNOME3 UI uses HTML and CSS elements for creating menus and windows. How can I write simple web-based application like some text-editor with own document-format and formatting tools ...
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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 let an icon in the launcher wiggle?

Trying to let my python application inform the user by wiggling or shaking its icon in the launcher, I found: Wiggling seems to be the "urgent animation": How can I change the wiggle time of ...
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Is there a Quickly command to completely remove a project

I am trying out application development with Quickly but I have a couple of projects that I have come to nothing and I want to completely remove them. Is there a command to do that?
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How to add Quicklists to GTK2 application?

We want to add Quicklists to our app Nitro. However Nitro uses GTK2 as it uses the pywebkitgtk library. As far as I'm aware, we can't use Quicklists because it requires PyGI which requires GTK3 and ...
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Only show a menu under Unity

We want our app Nitro to be more native on Ubuntu. We're going to do this by adding Unity quicklist support & appmenu support. Is it possible for the app to only utilize the app menu? If the user ...
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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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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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When do I need submit my software by in order to be in the software center for 12.04?

I am working on developing a program and want to put it in the software center when I am finished. Do I have to upload the program to developer.ubuntu before the release of 12.04 if I want it to be in ...
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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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Where can I get gawk library of functions?

Using Xubuntu 11.10 I am learning gawk. I would like to get the gawk library of functions mentioned in the gawk users guide. The guide mentions extracting it from the gawk.texi with extract.awk, but ...
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Detailed quickly tutorial

Hi I kindly need a more detailed quickly tutorial that explain the python code./ For example, adding a login form to an application
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Where is the best place to start projects and attract developers? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the best way to develop apps for Ubuntu? I want to develop software for Linux or cross-platform. I want to work with other open-source and non-profit developers. ...
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Code for “Left Backslash” Key

I am redefining the keyboard layout (in a symbol file) and cannot find the name of the "left backslash" key (available on 102 keys keyboards, usually to the left of the Z key or the space key).
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Build binary deb package from python source

I have created python package (using Ubuntu Quickly) and want to create deb package. Unfortunatelly Quickly builds package with source python files (.py) and I want not to include source files. The ...
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Quickly, syntax error: media_grid.show()

i run the app and get this error. the little arrow points to the 'd', dont know what that means. plus i had the same error just before but on this line: from quickly.widgets.dictionary grid import ...
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DBus nested dictionary in python

I have dictionary like this {key: { key1: '', key2: [{ key3: '' }] }} I have tried a{sv}, but I got error: **to message with signature a{sv}: <type ...
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How can I submit an App to MyApps that is already in a PPA?

All my applications are already in my PPA in Launchpad. Now I want to submit them to MyApps. But MyApps insists in getting something to upload which makes no sense because everything is already ...