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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What are the design guidelines for appindicator icons?

I am creating a Unity AppIndicator using Python + PyGObject, but I wish for it's icon to be in standard Ubuntu style. Where can I find appropriate guidelines for using colours (or is it just ...
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How to use Arguments in QML without getting qmlscene arguments

I'm trying to write a QML application to be launched by qmlscene. I want this to accept arguments, so I'm using the Arguments object. However, this gets the arguments passed to qmlscene as well as ...
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Ubuntu Apps Developer Team

I'm writing on behalf of getting answers for a few questions. I have a team and we have to develop apps for Ubuntu Software Centre. I am the team leader and I have two members and we are growing ...
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How to get QML syntax highlighting in gedit?

QML files opened with gedit don't have syntax highlighting. Is there a package providing a gtksourceview lang.spec file for QML? If not, has anyone written a lang.spec than can be installed locally?
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Qt creator does not work correctly after installing ubuntu sdk

I installed qt-sdk before installing ubuntu-sdk on ubuntu 12.04. When the Develop, Examples, or Tutorials link on the welcome page is clicked it creates inactive windows and cannot close it normally. ...
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How to create and submit package for Qt application

I have an application that I developed in Qt and Ubuntu. Its primary target is Windows but I prefer working in Ubuntu for all sorts of obvious reasons, so I rebuild it using Qt under XP and create an ...
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AppArmor denial when trying to open file using content hub

When trying to open a file using content hub using C++ I get these errors: Opening with peer com.ubuntu.music_music_2.1.857 Sdk-Launcher> Application was resumed Sdk-Launcher> There has been a ...
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Python app crash after sending command “GPIO.setup( 7, GPIO.OUT)”?

Python app crash after sending command "GPIO.setup( 7, GPIO.OUT)" !!! Action step: pi@rp:~$ python3 Python 3.4.3 (default, Mar 26 2015, 23:09:09) [GCC 4.9.2] on linux Type "help", "copyright", ...
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Ubuntu Touch App with Simple UI (QMake) - how to connect C++ to QML

I've noticed that the Ubuntu SDK now has a template for an 'App with Simple UI (QMake)'. This creates a C++ Ubuntu application project with a sample UI containing a Label and a Button (Needs a 15.04 ...
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Where is the qt-mt (qt multithreaded) library on ubuntu 14.04?

I'm trying to install some software for a Mightex camera and the first step is to run a ./configure file, after getting a lot of messages where it checks for libraries it fails with the following: ...
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Ubuntu SDK, Ubuntu touch app: “Error: Error opening shm.”

I am building an app for Ubuntu Touch. It works well on desktop, but when I try to open it on nexus it starts opening a splash screen but immediately crashes. Here's the logs: t_shm() at ...
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Deleting a application draft

I accidentally started submitting a click application when I meant to submit a desktop application is there a good way to delete it in the draft state? I searched around the "Manage" menu and I tried ...
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Ubuntu, gtk 3.10.8, not able to visualize a menubar made by Glade

My problem is that I've drawn a UI with Glade, but the menubar doesn't want to be drawn. Here is the xml, just a sample: please try to check out the properties. It is a very simple menubar but I ...
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Is it possible to develop Ubuntu Application using java

I am a Java Developer & want to develop application for Ubuntu. I also visited developer.ubuntu.com site and successfully installed Ubuntu SDK and Editor but it is on Unity code and HTML views. I ...
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Internationalization of QML application using i18n

Does someone know all the steps needed to have the apps translated in multiple languages? I am using in my QML files i18n.tr() , and such words I need to translate I performed below steps ( ...
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What does desktop_validates mean?

In a review for my click package, I saw a message containing: desktop_validates What does it mean and how do I fix it?
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In-app paymnt methods

I'm interested in developing for Ubuntu (mostly phones) and I can't seem to find the guidelines on app publishing, will apps only work through the ubuntu software center, or can users download and ...
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Possible to download packaged deb file before final publishing on myapps portal?

first of all sorry if this is a stupid question (or the wrong place to ask said stupid question!), but I've looked all over for an answer and couldn't find one. I've recently submitted my game ...
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How to control gnome-terminal from Python scrypt?

I am developing an application in PyGtk, and would like to launch a gnome-terminal and output commands to it. My user should then be able to modify the command, or maybe ignore using the up arrow ... ...
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Get sensor values Ubuntu Touch

I'm new to Ubuntu applications and I'm trying to make an application for Ubuntu Touch that reads the values from the sensors (Accelerometer, Gyroscope,...) but I don't know where to begin. Which ...
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How to update my Ubuntu Software Center App

Ok so I programmed an app (GibberEng) and submitted it to the app store and it got published and all that. How do I make an update to that app. So that all the 80 people who have downloaded it receive ...
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How to use Ubuntu App Developer's Key system?

Okay so I made a package and submitted it to Ubuntu App Developer. It does not install any files directly, but does depend on Qt framework. The License Key system Ubuntu provides says it will look for ...
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Convertion of tiff image in Python script - OCR using tesseract

I want to convert a tiff image file to text document. My code perfectly as I expected to convert tiff images with usual font but its not working for french script font . My tiff image file contains ...
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Will Ubuntu get an asset set to allow Qt applications using GTK style buttons?

Given the recent movement towards Qt as a primary development platform for Ubuntu and the underlying Gnome standard application set: Are there plans to have GTK style buttons available in a simple ...
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(QML) Scroll multiple listviews

Is possible to scroll multiple Listviews together in qml?? this was my attempt: Flickable { id: scoreflick anchors.top: namesrow.bottom anchors.left: ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 - set alternating row colors in gtk3 TreeView

Ubuntu used to have alternating row colors for gtk TreeView widgets. Some applications still do, like Banshee. Alternating row colors would really help my application (written in python 2.7, and using ...
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Problem with libqt4-dev. Messed up dependencies

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 and tried to update ubuntu-sdk but today it wasn't possible without adding phablet-team/tools PPA as described here ...
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Access native functions in ubuntu phone

I'm looking at app development for ubuntu phone and it really looks great! But is it possible to access the native functionality of the phone like make a phone call or save a file? The API ...
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Packaging commercial application

I'm developing a project tracking application that I intend to release not far in the future as a commercial (for purchase) app in the software center. I'm just trying to figure out how to best ...
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How to add in-app advertising?

I'd like to code something cool for the ubuntu software center. I'll release my app for free, but I'd like to add some in-app advertising. Is it possible ? how can I do that ? is it hard ? Thanks to ...
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Make Web Pages act like Unity Apps

Is thee a way to make web pages act like apps? What I want to do is to split many Chromium pinned tabs into apps. So, for example, I have 2 gmail accounts, 2 tabs in Chromium, and I want separate ...
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Custom widgets/controls in application indicators

I want to develop an app for ubuntu, that integrates inside the calendar indicator/menu. It should allow to enter info right from it, and have several controls like input boxes, drop downs, spinners ...
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Cannot git clone Apparmor kernel patches

Whenever I enter (git clone git://kernel.ubuntu.com/jj/ubuntu-utopic.git) into the terminal, I get this output: Cloning into 'ubuntu-utopic'... fatal: Could not read from remote repository. Please ...
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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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Ubuntu SDK unable to start in Ubuntu 15.04

in Ubuntu 15.05 I installed Ubuntu SDK, but I can't start it. I installed in Terminal: sudo apt install qtcreator-plugin-ubuntu And all dependencies. 292 new installed When I try to start in the ...
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Installing development libraries on 14.04

I am trying to build some application for both amd64 and i386 architectures. Host architecture is amd64. So i compile and link with -m32. Compilation is done ok but linker cannot find libraries. ...
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How to add items to a listview from the user perspective

I wanted to know how could I make it for a user to add items to my listview, so that his events could stay there, and later move to a database. beneath it the code I've for my listview now i want know ...
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Can't run QML app with C++ plugin (cmake) in emulator

I am using Ubuntu 15.04. I created a project QML app with C++ plugin (cmake), and then I want to start it. In desktop it's running fine. When I tried to start it in emulator I got: Framework ...
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Compiling and running camera-app with Ubuntu SDK

Got camera-app, revno: 542. Host - 14.04, Ubuntu SDK. Target Desktop getting runtime qml error when trying to run the 'camera' run configuration: ...
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Ubuntu Touch QML API : PageHeadStyle

I'm looking for some help to use PageHeadStyle components which is available in Ubuntu SDK. If somebody has example, I will be grateful. Thanks.
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Use the design function of Qt Creator when developing Ubuntu apps

I would like to start developing Ubuntu apps with Qt Creator and I have a few queries when making a simple qml qt app. Firstly, is it normal qml and javascript? Can I use all normal qml and ...
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Why was my app rejected with “(REJECT) reserved policy group 'debug': not for production use”?

I uploaded my app to the store but received this error message: found unexpected Exec with architecture 'all': ./qtcdevicedebughelper.py (REJECT) reserved policy group 'debug': not for production ...
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Ubuntu touch. adb devices is not recognizing nexus 4

I am using ubuntu touch in my mobile nexus 4. adb was working perfectly and also adb helped to test some of apps I have created in my mobile. Now I am finding that adb is not working at all (ex: adb ...
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How to publish a jar application to Ubuntu Software Center?

I want to upload a simple desk toy to the Ubuntu Software Center, I've researched and I can't seem to find the answer. Do I need to upload as .jar or .zip or .deb?? My jar file is an executable jar. ...
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QML PageStack , communication between Pages - return values

I defined PageStack only on master page (a.qml) : import QtQuick 2.0 import Ubuntu.Components 0.1 MainView { width: units.gu(48) height: units.gu(60) PageStack { id: pageStack ...
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Get/emulate touch event in Cordova app

I have a HTML5 app, wich I want to port to Ubuntu as a Cordova app with Ubuntu SDK. It use touch events on a canvas and works fine in any browser, but no with Cordova. I bind the events like this: ...
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Quickly produces an error when installing

I ported an application over to Quickly, replacing all the files as necessary. When I say quickly run the application runs without flaw. However, the problem occurs when I try to package/install it. ...
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is there code example or api reference for “convergence”?

I cannot find any code example for writing apps for “convergence”. Does anyone know it where I could find any? Or will anyone give some clue about how to write a convergence app for both phone and ...
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Qt Creator cannot run HTML5 apps on Ubuntu 13.10, is it broken?

When attempting the Ubuntu HTML5 tutorial on the Ubuntu site, I have just created the template app and am attempting to run it. When I run it, I get this error: Starting ubuntu-html5-app-launcher ...
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Ubuntu SDK installation error on Ubuntu 13.10

I followed the instructions from http://developer.ubuntu.com/apps/create/get-the-sdk/. But the installation failed with the following message at the end: The following packages have unmet ...