3
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1answer
70 views

Application integration with Unity launcher

I like to integrate a application (a digital shredder, a interface for shred command) to allow drag-and-drop files from Nautilus to launcher icon and then open the program and fill the file path ...
0
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1answer
55 views

Developing: Where to start?

I'm interested in getting into the technicalities of the OS, perhaps by doing some developing but mainly just understanding how everything works on Ubuntu! I've been using it for about 6 months and ...
3
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1answer
63 views

Adding my own dependency to a quickly app

I have a paid app I'm getting ready to release on the software center but I need to add a package as a dependency. The problem is that I have to package the python module to a *deb and it is not ...
0
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1answer
74 views

Export Package [Eclipse]

I am just wondering how do I export a .deb package for Ubuntu Software Centre in Eclipse? I have created an application that runs Python and Webkit now I wish to submit to the Software centre. How do ...
0
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1answer
194 views

Can I change the file icon with Gio? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I change the folder icon? I'm using python. I want change a file icon with Gio from a python app. I found a lot of deprecated documentation and I'm not sure how ...
2
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1answer
94 views

Needing guidance on making a simple daemon for unity notifications in a python app

I am making an app using pygtk, glade, and quickly and want to make a daemon that runs in the background to provide unity notifications for alarms and events. I would like to find a way to not require ...
1
vote
2answers
126 views

How can I help Ubuntu as a developer?

I am intermediate Java/Python/PHP developer, but I really would like to help build something for Ubuntu for free. How can I do that?
0
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1answer
122 views

Teeview-Binding to CouchDB not working with quickly (PyGtk + Glade)

For the Ubuntu App Developer Showdown I need to know some basics about quickly. One really important thing is to know how the Treeview-Binding works with CouchDB. I did the Tutorial1 ...
4
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1answer
248 views

How do I create system settings entries?

I'd like to start learning how to develop system settings dialogs using Python and GTK. What is required? I know Python and GTK well. The question is how to make the dialogs themselves. Are they built ...
2
votes
1answer
379 views

Growl-type messages in Ubuntu

I'm working on a Python application that runs in the system tray and displays notifications to the user in the form of popups. It uses Growl on Macs and Growl for Windows on Windows. I've tried ...
3
votes
3answers
6k views

How to install a different version of python-dev?

The default python version on my ubuntu system is 2.7, but 2.6 is still present. I've installed headers (apt-get install python-dev), since it's needed to compile and install python packages, for ...
16
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2answers
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Developing Unity compliant apps in Python - where to start?

I'm an experienced programmer who is interested in developing apps for Linux, specifically GTK, and more specifically apps that are Unity compliant. Aside from the obvious step of learning Python, ...
1
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2answers
615 views

How can I correctly install multiple non-package Distribute/virtualenv/pip ecosystems on Ubuntu?

I am developing Python applications in Ubuntu. I want to setup a Distribute/virtualenv/pip ecosystem to manage my Python packages independently of any system Python packages (which I manage in ...
2
votes
1answer
75 views

Indicator menu from gtk.Builder ui string

I've created an indicator that I think should work, but doesn't. I've added the UI interface from a glade file, loaded it and added the menu to appindicator. The following is the entire source code ...
14
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6answers
2k views

Wanting to start development for Ubuntu (and most Linux distributions in general), which is suitable? Python or Vala?

I'm a computer science graduate, and learned languages like C, C++, C# and Java. Though I have more experience with Java. I want to develop for Linux and I'd prefer to develop for GNOME, I'm confused ...
1
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1answer
314 views

Shared location for all python interpreters

is there a shared location for all python interpreters? I want to install a module so it becomes avaiable to all interpreters (2.6, 2.7, 3.1). Thanks you in advance, rubik
7
votes
2answers
960 views

How can I access UbuntuOne contacts and notes with Python?

I want to use UbuntuOne in my own Python application. I want to access contacts and maybe store other data. But I could not find any documentation or (Python) examples. How can I use this?
3
votes
3answers
916 views

How to programatically manipulate application windows?

Anyone know a library, preferably for ruby or python, that will let you access a list of open applications and let you manipulate them? All I really want to be able to do is change their geometry and ...
23
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4answers
8k views

What are the packages/libraries I should install before compiling Python from source?

Once in a while I need to install a new Ubuntu (I used it both for desktop and servers) and I always forget a couple of libraries I should have installed before compiling, meaning I have to recompile, ...
16
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4answers
3k views

How to program a status icon that will display in Ubuntu as well as in other distributions?

The application in question does some action (here connecting audio to network streams) and runs minimized if these actions were successful. Therefore a status icon is needed to display the state of ...
7
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2answers
408 views

How do I control the position of an indicator created with appindicator.Indicator?

I've created a simple indicator in python using the appindicator module. However, it always shows up to the left of the existing indicators. Is there some way to control what position the indicators ...