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 are Launchpad teams usually formed?

Over time, I answered a number of questions here. Many times, these questions were quite (user) specific and answers were created, writing in an improvising way. In some occasions however, things were ...
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Documentation / guides for offline ubuntu phone scopes

I've been working on an Ubuntu phone scope that is NOT connecting to the internet, it is retrieving local results. I am having difficulty, which is mostly due to not having a guide for how to write a ...
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(QML) Flickable not working as supposed

So, while building an Ubuntu app I needed to use Flickable for scrolling, so now I have code of the form Page{ ... Flickable { anchors.fill: parent content.height: element1.height + ...
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Ubuntu Core Snappy on Raspberry Pi 3

Has anyone successfully created an image of Snappy for RPi3? Any SD cards that I've loaded with the Snappy for RPi images, that I've been able to find, don't work with the RPi3, only on my RPi2. I ...
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could not find or load the Qt platform plugin “xcb” in ubuntu-sdk

Command: $ ubuntu-html5-app-launcher --www=www Error: This application failed to start because it could not find or load the Qt platform plugin "xcb". Reinstalling the application may fix ...
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How do I develop a Ubuntu application using the Go language?

I want to develop some application for the Ubuntu platform. But I don't know C++. I can learn QML very easily. The problem is that the logic or process behind the scene in an application seems to use ...
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Cannot launch app in Ubuntu Device

I have just installed the Ubuntu SDK on an Ubuntu 14.10 system (a virtual 32-bit install). I have also installed Ubuntu Touch on a 2013 Nexus 7. The device is seen by the host and the device is ...
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Ubuntu keyboard shortcut guidelines?

Is there an authoritative specification of keyboard shortcut guidelines for Ubuntu? I am looking for something like the OS X guidelines that result in unified application behaviour for common things ...
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FreshBooks Online Account

I'm developing an application that connects to FreshBook's API. I can either integrate the account authentication process within my application, or I can develop an Online Account that could be used ...
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TypeError: Cannot call method 'hasOwnProperty' of null, while creating a QMLscene window

I am trying to make a simple Ubuntu Touch web application with Qt Creator. I have set up a new project according to the tutorial and committed the files to Bazaar. I have set a url instead of the ...
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Guidelines for packaging web app

For a while now, I'm trying to build an Ubuntu package for PPA upload, and facing all sort of issues understanding bzr dh-make and such. The package is web application (php-based). Most packaging ...
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QML app icon not effective when called from app.setWindowIcon()

I've a Qt5/QML hybrid app built with Ubuntu Touch SDK. I'm trying to set the app icon for it, but without success. Code looks like this: int main(int argc, char *argv[]) { QApplication app(argc, ...
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How to support converged device layout changes?

I'm interested in developing some applications for Ubuntu, using the SDK, for converged devices, including phones, tablets, and PCs. How can I detect which device the application is running on, and ...
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Kinect + Webcam - Bandwidth issue

I am making an application on Ubuntu 12.04 and ROS Fuerte (Robot Operating System) using the Microsoft Kinect sensor and a logitech webcam. Both work perfectly fine independently. For information I ...
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How do I get high resolution icons in Unity for my application without a .desktop file?

I am trying to fix a problem I found with a Java application. It has a too low res icon. After reading the source of it I modified it to have a bigger icon. SWT uses the gtk_window_set_icon() function ...
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Python Access Pidgin Data Structure by Dbus

I recentely started to program in Python and making a script/plugin for Pidgin,i need to access PurpleConversationUiOps and use the has_focus field,based in some examples in documentation of Pidgin i ...
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How to get Yelp to open the docs?

quickly tutorial Result: An empty Yelp window with the XML file opened in gedit. yelp /usr/share/quickly/templates/ubuntu-application/help/tutorial.xml --> Exactly the same problem. Worked fine a ...
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I want to compile apps for Ubuntu-Touch. What are some good resources?

I have an Acquarius M10. I want to try to compile x11 apps for use on my tablet. I am especially thinking of things like xournal. What are some good resources for me to start learning about how to do ...
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How to publish Unity Game Engine app (executable binary) to Ubuntu Store?

Quite recently Unity Game Engine (not to be confused with Ubuntu's Unity user interface) added an option to create a linux build. The result is a set of two executable binary files .x86 and .x86-64, ...
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Application rejected on myapps.developer.ubuntu.com. What can I do?

I submitted a desktop application on myapps.developer.ubuntu.com long time ago. But it was rejected today with the following reason: This package submission process is now deprecated. To provide my ...
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Can't start ubuntu-filemanager-app in emulator

I downloaded ubuntu-filemanager-app opened the project in UbuntuSDK and want to run it in Emulator , but I get this error: 23:49:37: Running steps for project ubuntu-filemanager-app... 23:49:37: ...
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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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Unity 8 scopes: changing the card color has no effect

The example scope that comes with the ubuntu-sdk implements a client for the OpenWeatherMap API. If I specify "card-background" in the category renderer template (because I want to have background ...
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Ubuntu SDK, QML: how do I create a vertical slider?

I am trying to create a vertical slider: http://developer.ubuntu.com/api/qml/current/Ubuntu.Components.Slider/ How can I do that? Just rotating it doesn't seem like a good idea, it messes up anchors ...
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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 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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How do I delete files that my app owns from QML?

My app imports files from ContentHub and saves them into ~/.local/share/applications/${myappid}/Pictures/ and I would like to be able to delete them when the user no longer wants them.
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Installation of Meanings failed on Nexus 4

I'm doing a simple test with the tutorial app 'Meanings'. It's running fine in the emulator but fails if I try to install the 'click' package on the physical device. Executing: ...
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How does one run QML tests on a Ubuntu Touch Phone?

My application has QML tests using QtTests that I run locally on the desktop via qmltestrunner. I am interested in running these tests on the device to simulate real conditions like the on-screen ...
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Targetting Boost 32-bit While on 64-bit ubuntu?

Well i have libboost-all-dev installed, but i am trying to compile for 32-bit. I can't install libboost-all-dev:i386 either. g++ -lboost_filesystem main.cpp g++ -m32 -lboost_filesystem main.cpp The ...
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Multitouch in Qt

I've got a fresh install of Kubuntu 14.04 and Qt Creator/5.2.1, and I'm trying to get multi-touch working for the example applications like photosurface. My input device is an Acer T272HL 10 point ...
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Unity Scope to read XMP metadata from local files

I have seen various tutorials on writing Unity Scopes, including the one on developer.ubuntu.com However, they all appear to concentrate on scopes that download data from various web services. I am ...
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Implementing Unity Global Menu

I'm working on a desktop (like XFCE) as a private project, and I would like to implement the Unity Global Menu in my desktop using python. I've looked at the Dbusmenu API and even Unity's dbus ...
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Touch SDK Expansion

In the Ubuntu Touch SDK description http://design.ubuntu.com/apps/building-blocks/expansion there is an UI element which is mentioned, namely the Expansion. From the description I don't really ...
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My postinst script launches a service successfully but apt-get apparently shuts it down. Why?

I have this package with a postinst script that launches a service as its last step. Something like: #!/bin/sh set -e . /usr/share/debconf/confmodule [...] case "$1" in configure) [...] ...
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Terminal won't print “Refresh” in terminal

I have a slight problem today with my Ubuntu app. I've been following a Youtube tutorial. I've provided the link below with the rest of the links provided to help you find out the cause of the ...
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How does the Ubuntu SDK handle accessibility?

How do I design an application in the Ubuntu SDK so that it integrates with assistive technology such as screen readers?
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Will Ubuntu Touch apps work in Linux / Windows / Mac?

I mean, it looks like they're made with cross-platform technologies, but realistically how much effort would be involved in (say) making a Windows installer for one?
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How can I set up a build target in Qt Creator to compile for 32 bit on 64 bit Ubuntu?

I am running 64 bit (x86) Ubuntu and would like to be able to build Qt projects for a target architecture of 32 bit (x86). Qt Creator allows the configuration of multiple 'build kits' for compilation ...
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Store cookies with WebKit (python)

So I was watching the "Create Your First Ubuntu App"-Video from Jono Bacon and got the idea, to create a simple app. That creates a window with a WebView und opens the URL to Google Keep. Everything ...
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Ubuntu Phone App Development Clarification

I attempting to follow the Ubuntu Phone App development tutorial to make a Currency Converter, and I am simply unable to complete the tutorial. I have installed all of the latest QT/Phone related ...
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Are USC applications allowed to install .desktop files?

Ubuntu's official site for developers says: Technical requirements: In order for your application to be distributed in the Software Centre it must: Be in one, self-contained directory when ...
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What's the architecture of Ubuntu Phone?

Will Ubuntu Phone be more an Android or more a "normal" Linux? Or in other Words: will it be possible to have e.g. wxWidgets/wxWidgets-applications on it?
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How to make Gtk spinbutton symbolic in 12.04 in only a specific application?

I am currently developing an application for Ubuntu 12.04 and Ubuntu 12.10 systems. My application is completely monochromatic except for the spinbuttons as seen in the screenshot below. This issue ...
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unable to install the Ubuntu Toolkit

I wanted to install the Ubuntu tool kit to get started programming, but when the install was nearly on its end it threw up the following error: The following packages have unmet dependencies: ...
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How to specify target architecture in quickly apps?

I'm building a quickly-app, Do I have to specify somewhere the architecture (amd64,i386,etc) in which my app can run? Thanks in advance. Regards.
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compiling a shared library

I'm doing a 64-bit rewrite of some code I wrote that implements a novel approach to genetic algorithms that I want to turn into a shared library exclusive to Ubuntu using code::blocks/gcc. I have ...
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Is it possible to run and show the app on a device with snappy core?

The question is as simple as show the app writen for snappy/ubuntu core on a device running snappy/ubuntu core. Like the Raspberry Pi 2. Is this possible or am I better off running Ubuntu Mate on the ...
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Build an Ionic application for ubuntu phone as click package

Hello fellows I have the following application: https://github.com/kawai-developers/faster And I try to build it as a scope for ubuntu phone I managed to add the platfrom for ubuntu with the ...
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Go app won't compile in Ubuntu SDK

I'm trying to create a new Ubuntu Touch App with Go and QML using the template in the SDK. The application won't build and gives the following error. 17:41:47: Running command go get -d -u ...