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 can open-source programs make money? [closed]

I am new to Ubuntu and I am really interested in making software that can work on it and I would like to make profit from these software. How can I make money from making software for Ubuntu if the ...
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Where should libraries be located for the development process?

With the SDL libraries for example, one would have to point to the headers at the beginning of their code, like so: #include <SDL/SDL.h> And, when compiling with GCC for example the library ...
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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 "ubuntu-...
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How to add vte terminal widget in GTK3?

I'm trying to add vte widget in my application and the examples I've found use .fork_command() to execute a command in that widget. But according to http://developer.gnome.org/vte/0.26/VteTerminal....
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What are Click packages?

I noticed that Ubuntu SDK recently had some updates and it installed a program named "Click". I would like to know what they are and how to use them. Also, would they make Debian packaging easier?
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Is there any API Document Browser like Dash on Ubuntu?

I've seen my friend enjoy using Dash, in which you could look up all kinds of language document, Java, c#, Android, Javascript, JQuery, etc. That makes life much much more easier!! Does Anyone knows ...
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QML Blinking animation

I need a blinking animation for an icon, I did this so far: Icon{ id: bigLike name: "like" color: "white" opacity: 0 ...
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How to make an application use local shared library instead of the system one

I have qtcreator installed using the qt online installer. It ships which its own version of qt library. The qt library are also installed in the system directories, but those are older. I have ...
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What's the best approach in migrating currently C# and VB.net (Windows) developed applications?

I would like to start to "translate" my Windows applications to Ubuntu users. These are mainly CRMs or CRM related programs written in VB.net and C#. What would be the best language and IDE for these ...
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How do I develop .NET apps on Ubuntu?

at college we use Microsoft .NET for developing applications. I recently switched to Ubuntu and would like to know similar tools for making apps on/for ubuntu.
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Unity8 Development install troubleshooting

First attempt at getting into development with Unity and in a Linux box. I was able to pull down the trunk and (I think) build its dependancies, but it doesn't feel like I've done this right and I ...
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When Ubuntu Software Center review my commercial applications [duplicate]

15 days ago I posted My application on the Ubuntu Software Center and am still waiting for review. Does anyone know when they will be following the approval of the application? My application is ...
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Is there a Visual Studio style tool/IDE?

I have been developing in the windows space with Visual Studio for a while now with work, but I have also been using Ubuntu for a while and am keen to get into some software development for linux. I ...
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Is PPA still the only way to publish free open source app for Ubuntu Desktop?

There is a lot of contradicting information about publishing for Desktop. Some sources say that from 14.10 onwards Click packages also for Desktop can be submitted to USC. Other sources say that Click ...
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How to make a custom button provide haptic feedback

I've got a custom round button that is derived from Ubuntu.Components.AbstractButton. Looking at the documentation, it states that: All components deriving from this class support haptic feedback ...
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Tab View HTML 5 App

I am trying to understand the basics of the Ubuntu HTML5 UI. I have used the following sample Code from developer.ubuntu.com <body> <div data-role="mainview"> <header data-role="...
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Installing a program on a ubuntu touch phone

I searched on the website but didn't found an answer. I heard a lot that developing an application with C, C++ or anything else. Is it really possible ? What I mean : Imagine I develop a program in ...
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How do I include basic image editing in my python application?

I am making an application for the Ubuntu App Showdown and I want to include basic image editing like adding black and white, grey effects etc to the image. But I don't know how to do that. I have ...
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Custom “widgets” in html5 app for Ubuntu Phone

I've reviewed the documentation here and that helps to get started, but leaves me with a question of how to make a reusable custom html widget. For example, if I have a list item which contains a ...
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Remove non-listed click target

I want to write an app for Ubuntu Touch and test it on my Aquaris BQ 4.5 Ubuntu Edition. I failed big time setting it up though and now ended up having no according click target: When I go to the ...
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Will it be possible to develop ubuntu phone apps on ubuntu phones?

I was hoping that the ubuntu phone would bring true convergence of desktop and mobile operating systems and allow me to ditch all my other devices. I'm a developer and I want to create native ...
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Howto prevent screen idle/dimming in an Ubuntu Phone html5 app

I am developing an Ubuntu Phone html 5 application and I want to prevent the screen from dimming and locking the phone if there are no user interaction in the screen. (The application is showing an ...
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GtkFileChooserButton 'Select Folder' mode returns no path

I have added a GtkFileChooserButton to my app via Glade. It is set to folder selection mode. When the widget is clicked it shows a dropdown list of Nautilus bookmarks with an 'other' option in the end....
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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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publish gambas3 programs

I have been using Gambas3 to write some User interfaces, and Ive really enjoyed the simplicity, and speed at which I can write GUIs with. Now i am ready to publish some software. I tried walking ...
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Photo selector API for Ubuntu Touch

I searched all over the web, but I can't find anything that could help me. I am looking for an API to implement a photo selector in my Ubuntu Touch application. I need something like a File Chooser ...
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Where to store user settings for an app?

If I want my application to store a few settings, that persist when an application closes, then where should I store them? I'm not talking anything complicated: two booleans and a string (although in ...
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How to use Apache Cordova API in Ubuntu SDK

I created an HTML5 app in Ubuntu-SDK. Therefore I went to New Project->Ubuntu->HTML5 App. The app is already working but now I wanted to use vibration to give the user a feedback to a certain keypress....
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QML app with C++ plugin (cmake) subdirectory

I am developing an Ubuntu Phone application "QML app with C++ plugin (cmake)" but I have so many qml files so I want to separate them by functionality ApplicationName CMakeListes.txt .. app ...
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High-level library for Unity Dash?

I've wanted to write a GTK+ version of Unity Dash for some time. I think it could be useful for Xfce, Gnome Flashback, elementaryOS, etc. Before I start doing anything about it, I'd like to know if ...
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Can I develop a 2D game with just QML?

I have a bit of interest in developing for Ubuntu Touch (I have little to no real coding experience also), but my main interest is trying to develop a 2D game. From my understanding, I would either ...
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is there any app for backup/ restore installed apps in ubuntu?

For some reasons, you will need to do an ubuntu fresh install on the same PC/laptop by re-size partitions, or in other PCs/ laptops. Installation is OK, but it spends a lot of time for installing apps ...
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How do I configure the Ubuntu SDK to use a proxy cache?

The Ubuntu SDK sets up emulators for me, which seems to involve a call to click chroot which then runs debootstrap. How do I pass through my proxy server settings through to debootstrap? I want to do ...
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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: file:///home/user/camera-app/camera-app.dev/camera-...
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Ubuntu SDK - Example clocks wont run in emulator

I'm trying to start the example "clocks" from the ubuntu SDK in the phone emulator. After adding the emulated device, booting it and pressing play nothing happens. How can I found out what is going ...
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File storage location for ubuntu application

In my application I plan to store files locally ( exported files ) and import files which user copy via USB to the disk. Where to locate such application files ? Is there some recomendation ?
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Programming Linux [closed]

I want to make an application in c#, or in c++ or in what ever programming language even in script language as bash. The application will ask for an answer, e.g. 1+1? and the password will be 2 If ...
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Can ubuntu touch scopes access the dbus at any time?

I was thinking of writing a scope for downloading music and video content from its sources, and since there is not yet a UI for the ubuntu download manager daemon, it seems like there is "no" ...
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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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Ubuntu Touch HTML5 How to create a fixed header?

How can one create a fixed header when creating a Ubuntu Touch Application with the HTML5 SDK? The api documentation does not offer any help and I could not find any HTML5 examples that were using a ...
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UbuntuListView ListItem.Expandable example?

I am playing with the Expandable ListItem components: UbuntuListView { id: myList model: 2 delegate: ListItem.Expandable { expandedHeight: units.gu(20) Label { text: "Expand me" } ...
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Can I use Java to develop gui for ubuntu

I'm developing a GUI for Ubuntu using Quickly tool. I'm not familiar with python so can I use Java/C++/C# programming languages?
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Ubuntu touch HTML 5 how to create complex headers?

I am trying to build a small html5 app for Ubuntu touch. In general it is rather difficult to handle the html5 code. The design guide gives a lot of suggestions how to build an app, but neither the ...
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How to run two 'python manage.py runserver' commands of two different folder in a single terminal

I have two different python project placed in different folder (project 1 in pydir1 directory, project 2 in pydir2 directory). Every time, I need to open two new terminal and run the python manage.py ...
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How to use Ubuntu QML Dialog or other Popup without any buttons?

I am trying to make a modal popup where all there is is a progress bar, and when the progress bar is full it automatically closes, Dialog and the other popups don't seem to even show unless you set ...
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Ubuntu touch how to get HTML 5 app template running?

I have successfully installed the ubuntu sdk on my Ubuntu 14.04LTS, I also have installed a desktop Kit and an UbuntuSDK for i386. Afterwards I created a new html5 app. The template given works with ...
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Dynamic object creation im QML

I am new to QML and would like to understand how object creation works when splitting code over different files (as it feels like a good code practice). I know I can call property of an item within ...
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It it possible to use apps for mobile? [duplicate]

It is said that mobile OS Android is originated from Linux. It the statement true? And Can I use apps built for Android OS in Ubuntu? Thank you. HELLOVENUS Fantagio.
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How to install uber APP in ubunto?

I want to install UBER APP in my laptop (OS is Ubuntu). I checked that: Uber is available for download on: iPhone (iOS 7 or newer) Android (Jelly Bean or newer) BlackBerry (BB OS 7 only) Windows ...