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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Phonegap plugin development

I'm developing Ubuntu WEB application using Phonegap. From http://docs.phonegap.com/en/2.7.0/guide_plugin-development_index.md.html I can see there is no explanation about plugin development in Ubuntu ...
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Difference between Qt Creator and Ubuntu SDK?

Having downloaded them both when I installed the Ubuntu SDK, I wonder if there is any tangible difference between the two, such as the libraries being employed.
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Ubuntu SDK: How do I implement a “onClick” for an image in QML?

I have a background image for my page, and I want to implement a sort of page refresh when the background is clicked. However, I didn't find any actions for the image element in QT quick. What's the ...
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Qt Creator - auto code generation

I have Ubuntu-Sdk IDE and I am doing HTML5 Programming in Qt Creator IDE, it is working absolutely fine, but when i click on Ctrl + Space, Auto Code is not generating, Please let me know what can i do ...
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Error while deploying HTML5 app with Ubuntu SDK

I got this error message while deploying a HTML5 app with UbuntuSDK. Can anyone help me? :-1: warning: desktop_Exec (vp99): found unexpected Exec with architecture 'all': ./qtc_device_debughelper.py ...
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Ubuntu SDK: Error with First App

I am just starting to develop with the ubuntu sdk. I created a default html5 project, and I havent changed anything. This is the error: Starting ubuntu-html5-app-launcher ...
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Launchpad Qt/C++ and external tools

I'm new to Ubuntu developpement and searching for information regarding building apps through launchpad (using recipes). I have a project of building a Qt5/c++ webkit app and wanted to ask: how to ...
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Error while trying to import pictures with ContentHub

I followed the Content Hub tutorial and I used the code about importing single pictures I found here: http://developer.ubuntu.com/api/qml/sdk-14.10/Ubuntu.Content.index/ Anyway, when trying to import ...
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Testing existing Ubuntu scopes without a supported device

I'm interested in participating in the Ubuntu app Showdown in which you have to make a scope. But before I begin developing I'd like to see how scopes work and what scopes are available. I don't ...
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Will I be able to develop apps for ubuntu touch with python?

I want to learn to develop apps for ubuntu touch, and I want to do that with python. So far SDK doesn't seem to support it. Will it support python in the future? Can I start developing apps with ...
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What does the head: property do on Page{} in qml?

I have an app that I am trying to get the toolbar in the header to work. In the documentation I've noticed a property called head that seems to create and add items to the header toolbar. What is the ...
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Cannot build unity scope from qt creator

I am trying to do the unity scope tutorial from ubuntu developer's site. I follow the following steps Create new project (unity scope) Set name and directory parameters As kit i choose i386 ubuntu ...
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Ubuntu SDK, how do I create a tree view in QML?

I have json data that defines comments that have children. I am trying to display nested comments(like in hackernews or reddit) in my app. What is the best way to go about doing it?
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In QML, is there a Conditional Layout that corresponds to the phones orientation?

So instead of guessing it with something like this: ConditionalLayout { name: "column" when: layouts.width > units.gu(50) Column {... It would be something like this: ...
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What's the difference between OptionSelector and ItemSelector?

When writing an app for Ubuntu, it seems I can interchangeably use the ItemSelector or OptionSelector components. In which situation should I use each one of those? What's their main difference that ...
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Combine a falling animation with a going up animation on click

I am trying to make a moving sprite fall down from the upper left corner to the left down corner. That function is working properly with the SequentialAnimation component. Apart from that, when you ...
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Ubuntu SDK - how to use the new header? [duplicate]

I want to use the new header features that are described here, but I can not find any documentation. Where can I find a QML example of using it?
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Best resources(books/articles/videos) for a new Ubuntu Touch app developer? [duplicate]

I am new to Ubuntu Touch and Qt, and I want to master developing applications for it. I want to start quickly, and then learn it in depth. What are the best books for me to read? Can you outline the ...
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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 can I create an application for Ubuntu 14.04 using Java? [closed]

I was looking for some links/instruction which gives a clear conception about building an application using Java, or C++.
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Distribute completely new package over ppa

Say my application is installed over software center by somebody in version 2.0 build with python and 12.04 support. When I make a completely new application with same name say version 3.0 in C and ...
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How do I get my QML program to utilize Unity7 notifications? Is there an API I can use?

I am developing a screenshot application in QML, and I wish to utilize Unity 7 notifications, similar to what Rhythmbox uses when notifying a user that a new song has started, or when the volume is ...
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Mobile app development issues with qmlviewer not being found?

I am trying to follow the Mobile app development tutorial found here. When I try to run the currency converter in QT Creator I get this error: Starting external tool '/usr/bin/qmlviewer' '' ...
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How can I detect screen rotation with QML

I've been trying to create a Ubuntu QML application, but when I rotate my screen while it is running on my tablet, the header is semitransparent and the content below is exceeding the screen's height ...
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Is there a forum or community for Ubuntu Application developers?

Is there a forum or community for Ubuntu Application developers? Chat rooms count.
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How do I Resolve a dependency issue with Ubuntu SDK, chroot, CMakelists, and the Emulator?

I am trying to build lp:ubuntu-filemanager-app on the ubuntu sdk for running on the emulator. The libraries I need are installed on my system, and in the phablet-shell. I can run the application in ...
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Is there a Bool or Flag you can use in QML to determine whether a phone is running the application?

For example: Text { text: isPhone ? "this application is running on a phone" : "this application is not running on a phone" }
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What is the objectName: property in QML, why is it needed, and how is it different than the id: property?

What is the objectName: property in QML? Which components have this property? Why is it needed? How is it different than the id: property? Why can't I just use the id: property instead?
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What is Tree and Merge Source?

I did a bzr merge, and I always forget what the merge source represents, and what the tree represents. Which one is my code, and which one comes from the branch I merged with?
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Quickly version numbering

I have been experimenting with quickly, and more specifically, packaging. I have been using this command: quickly create I am quickly (heh heh get it, 'quickly') getting frustrated that the version ...
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Ubuntu App Development. Unable to install Ubuntu SDK and buggy Ubuntu emulator

Hello I have installed Ubuntu 14.04.1 and I have no more patience to struggle with my problem. I can't install ubuntu-sdk package: Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have ...
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Debian installer does not create desktop/launcher link

I have a Qt application that I want to deploy as a deb package. I have been reading so many sources, all slightly different - most of what I did follows this How To: preparing an application for ...
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How do I develop software for Ubuntu that one could still use in future versions [closed]

Like many of you, I am sometimes annoyed by the fact that some developers just stop working on software they created (see examples below). As we try to cope with the loss, we sometimes will not accept ...
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A required package was not found - Ubuntu SDK default template has this error

I want to do some Unity Scope development and I'm getting this error: CMake Error at /usr/share/cmake-2.8/Modules/FindPkgConfig.cmake:283 (message): A required package was not found Here's a quick ...
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How to change the font style of a ListItem?

In my Ubuntu Touch application, I have a list of items and I would like to highlight some of them by making the text appear in bold (think of unread messages in a mail client). Looking at the ...
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How do you determine the combined width of the components in a Row {}?

How do you determine the combined width of the components in a Row {}? The width of the row itself will not work, as I need to set its spacing:, and using this property will create a loop error. It ...
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If I want to test apps on the phone emulator, what kind of emulator do I have to build?

It recomends either i386, but there is an arm version as well; what is the difference? I tried running my app on the i386, but I got this error: 20:31:27: Running steps for project ...
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How do open a link with a button

I would like to click a button in my QML app and have it open a link in the browser on the device.
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How do you round numbers in qml to two decimal places?

I have these ridiculously long real numbers such as 33.088117576394794, and I am trying to convert them to doubles (Two decimal places). So in this case, I want 33.09. How do you do this in QML?
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How to add support for new services to Friends?

With the new friends-app landing in Ubuntu, it occurred to me that adding support for Instagram in the timeline would be cool. I also thought I might take a stab at it myself, but I'm having a hard ...
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Error when modifying rules file in debian packaging

Trying to get my debian packaging to work as I want, I modified the debian/rules file (showing line numbers) 12 %: 13 dh $@ 14 15 override_dh_install: 16 dh_install 17 install -m 644 "My ...
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Exporting LD_LIBRARY_PATH that contains spaces and special characters

Trying to deploy a Qt application on Ubuntu Directions from Qt site show how to allow the library dependencies to be loaded, by changing the LD_LIBRARY_PATH variable: #!/bin/sh appname=`basename $0 ...
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How to read dbus-monitor output?

i'm playing around with dbus-monitor to try and understand how dbus is working in Ubuntu environment. I have several questions in this regard: Could you please let me know how to read the following ...
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Page Stack Component Depth to always remain visible?

Is this possible? Say you have a depth of 5 tabs, They appear and disappear as you click the header. I want them to always remain visible.
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Can you do dictionaries in qml?

So for example: Item { id: sylvainLikesAnsweringMyQuestions property var myDict: {[key,value],[anotherKey,anotherValue]} }
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Qt-creator publish tab missing click part

I am trying step by step to write some simple tutorial Ubuntu apps using qt-creator. First I've chosen HTML5 App then after writing some hello code or even after doing nothing I've tried to create a ...
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Testing Ubuntu mobile applications

I'm currently reading a lot about the new Ubuntu mobile (phone) OS, and now I'm wondering if there is the possibility to test applications. I know that QtCreator is the recommended IDE and an emulator ...
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Can't Run Ubuntu SDK Apps in Emulator

Ubuntu 14.04.1Qt Creator 3.1.1Ubuntu Touch: Image version 189 & 179 I recently upgraded from 12.04 to 14.04 LTS (with Ubuntu SDK installed, and I did re-enable the ubuntu-sdk repository) and ...
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Writing indicators with Python, GIR and GTK3

I'm writing an application that needs to use an indicator. I've done this in the past using PyGTK and GTK2, using as reference this document: ...
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How to make sure a Row {} or Column {} does not contract when an item's visible: property is set to false?

This is a question about good coding practice with QML: How can I make sure that a Row {} or Column {} does not contract when one of its Item's visible: property is set to false? The current work ...