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 reasonable chance of making money on an Ubuntu desktop utility application?

I recently asked this question on Quora. Unfortunately I didn't get much of a reply, so I thought of asking here... Hopefully this question is not off topic, but I want to know if any others here ...
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How to write a C++ backend for Ubuntu Touch that can access internet?

Is there anyway to write a C++ backend for an Ubuntu Touch application that can access the internet, and download files? Or do I have to do that through QML, and pass it to objects written in C++?
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QML dynamic scoping not working (ReferenceError)

I am trying to reproduce the example here where the TitlePage.qml component creates two TitleText instances even though the TitleText type is in a separate file (under Section: Component Instance ...
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Display column values from sqlite db

I am attempting to return all column values from an Sqlite db to a Qchart in qml in Ubuntu SDK - the db contains various fields including kilometres, miles, etc. I would like to return all values in ...
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Shared libraries in phone apps

I am trying to port this (https://github.com/jobe-m/ownkeepass) keepass app to Ubuntu Phone. I am just at the beginning an want to include the needed libraries and plugins. I didn't write a UI yet. ...
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Documentation for GNOME application code?

I want to get involved in GNOME development, however I have one problem, there is such a large amount of code in every package, and so many files and variables that it's really hard to find bugs ...
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How do I see examples on the ubuntu-sdk?

The Ubuntu developer website says: For a presentation of Ubuntu HTML5 widgets, check out the HTML5 Gallery App (installed by the ubuntu-html5-ui-toolkit-examples package). You can launch the ...
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No ubuntu web app inspector

Been using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS release to do some development webapps and the web inspector was there as default. When installing ubuntu sdk on 15.04 and 15.10 there's no web inspector. How can i get it ...
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Ubuntu SDK SortFilterModel with variables

I'm developing an app for Ubuntu Touch. I have a large list of items in an xml file and access it using the XmlListModel. I would like to offer some filtering on the list (as it is very large). Is it ...
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Automated review failure from store - online_accounts

I'm trying to upload a package to the Ubuntu Software Store that uses Online Accounts. However, it keeps failing automated review with errors like: No JSON object could be decoded. Value: "ERROR: ...
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ubuntu phone textfield displayed different

I am trying to build a QML application for Ubuntu phone. My form looks ok on screen (desktop), but when I put the app on the phone, the display is off. The borders around my test fields are not ...
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U1db-Qt not working as expected in ListView (Ubuntu Touch App Development)

Recently, I've been trying to learn how to use the U1db Library (if that's what you call it), but it hasn't been working the way I expected it to work. Here is my code: import QtQuick 2.4 import ...
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Can I get access to Ubuntu apps on Ubuntu touch if I allow read write access?

Okay so I'm an impatient bastard who realises he should have waited but purchased the BQ HD5 Ubuntu mobile phone back in June whilst being fully aware it didn't have that many apps available as was ...
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Curious how a server works

I am currently a high school student who has developed a few iPhone apps that have connected to Parse.com, so I have a little idea of how a... "server" (pre-made) works. But, I do know that's not how ...
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“Desktop file does not exist” error when using qmake based template in Ubuntu SDK

Just as the LaunchPad bug says: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/qtcreator-plugin-ubuntu/+bug/1512094 Using the Ubuntu SDK template "QML App with C++ plugin (qmake)" or any other qmake ...
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How to deploy mediascanner to Ubuntu Touch device?

I want to deploy mediascanner https://code.launchpad.net/~ubuntu-branches/ubuntu/vivid/unity-scope-mediascanner/vivid to Ubuntu Touch phone device. I can compile it via cmake and make in SDK etc, but ...
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What are the main advantages / disadvantages considering Ubuntu SKD and NW.JS for HTML5 Desktop App development?

Besides the obvious facts that NW.JS apps could be build for other operation systems than Ubuntu only and Ubuntu SDK can serve for other programming languages than HTML5 and JavaScript, what else are ...
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How to develop a System Indicator for Unity?

This is not a duplicate of How to create Unity indicators?. I'm looking for system indicator not application indicator. Backgound: From these two questions: How do I add or manipulate ...
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Ubuntu SDK Error --

When I go to make a Kit after the SDK wizard loads, I am presented with this error, and if I proceed I see it again while attempting to created a device emulator. Error creating textual ...
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TEE / TrustZone Andoird Phone

I was wondering if TrustZone is enabled on the Cortex A7 ARM processor on the Aquaris E4.5. Would like to purchase one for developing Trustlets/Trusted Apps and experiment with them. Any response is ...
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Can I run the Ubuntu SDK for Windows?

The last question on this was 2 years ago, so I'm hoping that things have changed... I spend a lot of time in college, and use the Windows PCs there. I would really like to begin development for ...
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QtBluetooth support for Ubuntu Touch

I like to build a qml-based app with bluetooth support. My code works well for the Desktop Kit in the Ubuntu SDK but fails on the BQ Aquaris 4.5 with the error message 'module "QtBluetooth" is not ...
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ubuntu-sdk mkspec

I followed instructions in Ubuntu SDK to install the IDE. No problem. I can write an app and run it in the desktop, but not in my Ubuntu BQ 4.5. The kit is wrong and several errors appear: "Mkspec not ...
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What does security_policy_version_matches_framework mean?

When uploading my click app to the store, I get an error in the automated review feedback: 1.2 != 1.3 (ubuntu-sdk-15.04) security_policy_version_matches_framework What does this mean, and how do I ...
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What does lint_package_filename_arch_valid mean?

In a review of my .click package, a warning contained the message: lint_package_filename_arch_valid What do I need to do to fix this?
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What does lint_package_filename_format mean?

In a review of a .click package of my app, a message contained the following: lint_package_filename_format How can I fix it?
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Pure Qt application (QML/QtQuick) on Ubuntu Phone?

I have a Qt application that is based on QML/QtQuick and runs, among other platforms, on Android. Is it possible to compile this application without (major) modifications for Ubuntu phone? If yes, ...
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Are there any open source projects From which it is eary to learn Ubuntu Desktop Application Development?

I have been contributing in this forum through asking and answering questions, but now I want to contribute in Open Source Projects by coding. But I have no idea which are the suitable platforms and ...
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ubuntu14.04: opengl for qt development

since a half day i try to get qt-creator to compile ... but i get errors. This is the output i get, when i start to compile a standard graphical project of the qt-creator (just created this empty ...
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REMOVE GNS3 1.3.9

This version keeps giving this error message " Can't connect to server http://127.0.0.1:8002 Even when I change the port number. I am wondering how can I uninstall it since I compiled using ...
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Ubuntu touch click package

I have just publish my first app on Ubuntu touch. It is called "Food additives". Application can be install through ubuntu app store, but there is an one problem. After app installation, you can see ...
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How to save variables for all pages in qml?

I am currently working on a game for Ubuntu touch. It is as good as finished, but one thing does not work: I have multiple pages using PageStack and want to have some variables which i can reach, ...
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Cordova Ubuntu Phone: how to debug?

I have installed the sdk and enabled developer mode on my ubuntu phone. If I connect the device via usb and go to debug -> start debugging -> attach to running application and choose sdk form dropdown ...
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problem with sdk

i was trying to develop apps for ubuntu and downloaded ubuntu-sdk but i got to know that we can build mobile apps with ubuntu-sdk.Can someone tell why we e ubuntu-sdk to build apps for mobile ...
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Error uploading update to ubuntu touch app: app version is not different from the earlier one

This refers to an app I have published (recorder). I wanted to update to a newer version but I get an error saying that the new version is not newer than the version already published. What does this ...
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ubuntu phone questions, about libraries, ubuntu-sdk, and QML

I'm trying to make an app for Ubuntu phone but I've lots of questions. If my app depends from a library as qxmpp, what is better? Add a local copy of the library with my app, or use the system ...
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How to create an desktop application that appear in the top menu bar?

I'm new to Ubuntu desktop app development. But I'm an experienced Python developer and also a web developer. How to create an app that appear in the top bar like 'redshift' and 'google chrome'? ...
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How do you make the background of a dragged ListItem opaque?

The new ListItem has drag-and-drop capability built-in. By default, though, dragged items have a transparent background, which looks awful. (Why would this be the default?) The ListItem has a color ...
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How do you detect the end of a live drag with the new ListItem?

The new ListItem has the ability to do live drag-and-drop reorderings. When one is in progress, how do you detect its end? The ListItem had the ViewItems.onDragUpdated signal, which should fire for ...
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How to access local music files/directory with HTML5 Ubuntu App?

I'm building an Ubuntu app in HTML5, using the Ubuntu SDK. From what I can tell, I should be using contentHub to access music files in /home/Music/, however I can't make heads or tails of the API. ...
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my app was rejected for ubuntu touch store due to 'unconfined'

I got a message from the review process The moderators noted the issue to be addressed as follows: security_template_valid (compass.apparmor): (MANUAL REVIEW) 'unconfined' not allowed ...
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Ubuntu SDK and shared.h

I'm trying to make some experiments with the Ubuntu SDK and I found a problem with the sample files. If I create a new app, I can compile and run it without problems. If I try to select one of the ...
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Ubuntu Mysql Server and Netbense Java Project Connectio Error

@ I Installed Ubuntu Server 14.04.3 LTS (using VMwear Workstation).... Static ip details() address 192.168.137.xxx broadcast 255.255.255.0 network 192.168.137.0 ...
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ubuntu emulator image and sdk 15.04

I'm developing an application using the sdk 15.04 but i tried all the images available on the emulator and cant find one with that sdk installed and for that reason i can not run my app on the ...
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Publish Snappy Apps Programtically

Is it possible to publish Ubuntu open source snappy apps programmatically? I would love to be able to publish a new version of the app in my CI system, when I push a new tag. Is this currently ...
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How can I save the CurrentItem of Picker in QML?

Helo, I defined in mainView the following functions: property var db: null function openDB() { if(db !== null) return; // db = LocalStorage.openDatabaseSync(identifier, version, ...
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Which click framework should I target?

I am developing some apps for Ubuntu Touch, and one part that I am confused on is how the click build targets work. Which one should I target? Do they follow the same support schedule as the rest of ...
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How to remove Ubuntu SDK click target (failed one)

I was trying to create click target for i386 architecture with 15.04 vivid API. But it always fails at the end. I have retried it few times with no success. So, ok, I'm using armhf one. But! After ...
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How to keep an UbuntuListView between its boundaries?

I have an UbuntuListView in a QML application for Ubuntu Touch. Above it, there's another component - a TextField. The initial position of the list looks good. Also, if the list is smaller than the ...
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Ubuntu Phone - How can I program app running, when device screen is turned off?

How can I program my mobile application to be still running in the background, after the user turned off the screen? I'm developing the application in QML.