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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ubuntu sdk html5 applicaitons miss some basic effcts of normal html in web browsers!

I download and install the newest ubuntu sdk (1.097~sdkppa~saucy1~test9) in Ubuntu 13.10. I just create a native app with Ubuntu HTML5 APIs, but find that it miss some basic effects/behaviors of ...
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How to edit description of a software using Quickly?

By default descriptions of all new Quickly apps are "UNKNOWN" in the debian/control file. Changing that and releasing a new version does not work (It gets reverted). How to edit the descriptions?
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What does desktop_Comment_boilerplate mean?

I'm uploading a click package and it's being sent back with the following message: desktop_Comment_boilerplate What does it mean and how do I fix it?
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how to compile a C code to call an octave function and make the GUI using GTK+2

i am trying to call a octave function from C code but the problem is that when why run this command in octave mkoctfile --mex addition_GUI.c error occurs addition_GUI.c:1:20: fatal error: gtk/gtk.h: ...
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install ubuntu sdk error

I have this error: W: Failed to fetch cdrom://Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS _Precise Pangolin_ - Release amd64 (20130820.1)/dists/precise/main/binary-i386/Packages Please use apt-cdrom to make this CD-ROM ...
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Simple GUI to display static text informations

I would like to know if there is a way to write or modify a simple program (I don't really care what language it'll use) that can be launched in GUI mode and will display formated text and URL that ...
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Using Quickly to build a web browser

I've taken my first crack at building apps for Ubuntu. I created a simple web browser using a video made by Jono Bacon. I was wondering if there is a list that I can download that has all of the ...
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How to Manage Wifi Clients in Ubuntu?

I'm looking for an application to manage clients who are connected to my Wifi. that application what I can see online clients, and can disconnect them after example 1 hour..is there any application to ...
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Can't create a project

I installed the IDE, following the instructions on your website. Than I went on to: http://developer.ubuntu.com/apps/qml/tutorial/ The tutorial says: In Qt Creator, press Ctrl+N to create a new ...
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Software Developer [closed]

i am a software developer and want to try out ubuntu. My question is: which distribution of ubuntu do you prefer, if you want to write source code in C++/OpenGL or Java/Javascipt ? Thanks to your ...
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How to create Radio player based on Gnome MPlayer?

I want to make a radio player based on Gnome MPlayer, but just for one radio station, some like a native radio application. I don't know if I have permission to modify MPlayer, but since is open ...
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What about a Distro dedicated to engineers? [closed]

I am Raihan Ali. I am an civil engineering student. I am looking for a distro dedicated to engineers. I want a distro fully loaded with engineering tools. Is there any distro like this? Thanks in ...
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How can i create and run visual basic projects and still run in windows

How can i create and run visual basic projects in ubuntu. After creating them in ubuntu would it be able to run in windows (visual studio). If there is a way then plz suggest me and software for it.
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I get a error “IndentationError: unindent does not match any outer indentation level”

I get this error: Traceback (most recent call last): File "bin/mybrowser", line 32, in <module> import mybrowser File "/home/shaunyo/mybrowser/mybrowser/__init__.py", line 14, in <...
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How long does it take for a proprietary software to get reviewed to Ubuntu

My application is just a .py file that has a GUI. I tarred it and uploaded it to Myapps under proprietary license ($0.0) as I have no idea about packaging. The source code is available at Github. It ...
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package development tools [duplicate]

I have some source code, I would like to make into Debian packages for Ubuntu. its been quite some times since I made packages, and I am wondering if there are any really great tools out there to help ...
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Programmatically Present Windows (Invoke Window Picker) in Compiz

Is there a bash command to invoke what Super+W does in Ubuntu?
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Issue with dynamic Quicklist in Unity

I would like to add a Quicklist to Gufw app, but it isn't working. The code is here (you can install reading the INSTALL file): http://bazaar.launchpad.net/~gufw-developers/gui-ufw/testing/files/3 I ...
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Ubuntu/Qt Application

In Qt Creator: Is the 'Qt GUI Application' completely different from 'Ubuntu touch GUI Application'? Does Ubuntu App Developer community accept 'Qt GUI Application' developed on Ubuntu platform?
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How to use ActionSelectionPopover QML Component

I'm trying to use the ActionSelectionPopover located here, I can't find any examples on how to actually execute/show it, from looking at the demo QML files this is what I have come up with: /* Popup ...
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Ubuntu on Tablets: Installing Software without the Store?

When Ubuntu is run on a tablet, will it be possible to install software directly, i.e. without going through your store or will installation of third party be locked down to the store like with Apples ...
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Problem with Quickly text input field

The Problem I am using Quickly to try the mybrowser demo from the Ubuntu Website. Everything goes well until I add a simple text field (for URL entry) in Glade, then, no warnings are issued but the ...
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Can I create an app for the Ubuntu Touch platform using PyQt?

Will I be able to create an app for the Ubuntu Touch platform targeted at phones and tablets using PyQt? What are the options for writing apps for Ubuntu Touch using Python? Thanks.
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How can I add a pip based dependency to a Quickly project?

There is a great topic here about dependencies from ubuntu repositories. But my app depends on python package, which has to be install with sudo pip install package. Can I add this kind of dependency ...
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Ubuntu Touch SDK problems

I have installed the Ubuntu touch SDK the way it is advised on the Ubuntu dev website (with sudo apt-get install ubuntu). I'm using Ubuntu 13.04. The problems/symptoms are the following : When I ...
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Glade GUI in Python 2.7 crashes

I created a simple program using a glade .xml file and it, whenever I run the program, it crashes! Here's the Python code: #!/usr/bin/env python import pygtk pygtk.require("2.0") import gtk class ...
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how do you add a home button and tabs to custom written web browser in ubuntu

how do you code in a home button for a web browser? im creating a web browser in ubuntu for use in ubuntu. I am using a mix of Glade, Python, quickly, WebKit and WebView i have got nearly ...
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How do you get the website title to show up in the menu area / webpage title are in python / quickly created web browser?

hi there im creating a web browser using a mix of quickly and Python, im wanting to get a websites title to show up in the very top of the page. im not sure of what code that i need adding to the ...
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How to display popup dialog after app start?

If i use the PopupUtils.open() command in the Component.onCompleted property of the any item it does nothing, example: Rectangle { id: rect height: 600 width: height Component....
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No items displayed in list in tab

I'm developing an app for ubuntu touch and I have tabs there. In one of them there is a list. if I have this it don't show me any of items. Tab { objectName: "Tab3" title: ...
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Can I develop applications for the Ubuntu Software Center using KDE?

I am interested in making an application to sell in the Ubuntu Software Center. Can I do this using the KDE frameworks and C++ or any other KDE-compatible language instead of Gtk and Python? I am not ...
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How can I prevent my main application window getting black?

I have made an ubuntu app using Quickly in Ubuntu12.04.In that app's main window there are several buttons.Clicking some of them opens new windows of other applications(like, firefox,gnome-sound-...
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Source package: precise build dependencies policy for Software Centre

I was seeking for a detailed specification of what's allowed as build dependencies for sources packages to be published in the Software Centre. I found Ubuntu Policy Manual — Chapter 4 - Source ...
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Linux Default App Developed in Java [closed]

Different Linux and Ubuntu releases have different software included by default -- for example, transmission, Firefox, and Banshee have all been default applications. As far as I know, most of these ...
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How to compile glade from trunk

The text edit button for glade doesn't work and I read in another link that I need to compile glade from 'trunk'. I don't know what that is, how do I compile glade from trunk and where do I go to get ...
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Cant download qt-components-ubuntu on my machine [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I install the QML toolkit on 12.04? I was trying to get some hands on ubuntu mobile app development and followed the instructions of downloading the qt5-beta. But I ...
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What in Quickly creates an empty …/share/gnome/help/…/C/figures/ folder?

Something in packaging scripts creates an empty figures folder where it's not present before this packaging. Where is it?
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I cannot find my app in ubuntu software center [closed]

Just now I published my app in ubuntu software center and the status got changed from "Ready To Publish" to "Published" and a mail has also come stating that my app has successfully been published. ...
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Ubuntu app stores and 32 and 64 bits apps

Is there any tutorial to submit applications in multiple architectures ? if only one architecture is submitted, I guess 64 bits is recommended today ? (do we have stats on how many users use 32 vs ...
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PyGTK Time Date management in the loop

I am trying to build a Shutdown Snoozer for Ubuntu, but I am still struggeling with Python in general. PyGTK is even based, and I don't quite know how to do the time / date management because of this....
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Has some queries in Python [closed]

Has some queries in Python 1) Is Python language is easy or difficult 2) What are the tools required for the Python programming
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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 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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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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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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Stuck with “Launching new emulator”

I'm a windows user and I decided to use ubuntu 12.04 for developing android apps I googled instruction for installing sdk and jdk.. i follow every steps.. and i've create a test application "Hello ...
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Dash doesn't close on click after creating lens with Quickly, what's wrong?

I've used Quickly to create a lens that interacts with another program when that program is executed, using the following function: def handle_uri(self, scope, uri): os.system(uri) But the ...
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How to select or deselect radio button in python / glade

As in topic, how can I select or deselect radio buttons in python. The application is made by quickly. any help pleas ?
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How to configure quickly with java?

I want to use java instead of python in quickly. Is this possible? I actually don't know much python and so I have chosen java as my language for making a software.
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Problem with Gtk.Image

i am having a problem with a Gtk.Image. I use the set_from_file() function to add the image to the Gtk.Image but the image is not displayed! Instead the broken icon is... The image exist and i can ...