Development refers to the development of the Ubuntu source code through the implementation of new features and the fixing of bugs.

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How to get help and to help with development of software

I am wanting to get some help with a project, and would love to help others. Maybe be on a developer team even. I have looked at the different Ubuntu sites. What site is the better of the sites? Also ...
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quicklist arrangement and tweaks

I'm setting up my site to use Unity's web-app integration api, but I would like more control over how the quick list is displayed. I would like to arrange the items in the same order the site shows ...
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Can't start ubuntu 12.04 in GUI

After entering sudo apt-get install libqt4-dev intltool a lot of important stuff deleted automaticly. No graphic interface available anymore! Need help! I use hotot as twitter UI on my desktop. ...
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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 ...
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sharing an ubuntu applications

I developed a c++ application depending on a few libraries (qt/boost/R). I would like to share it with a collegue in the easiest way. Our first attempt was simply to copy-paste the compiled binaries ...
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How do you compile games with unity3D

I have created a game with unity3D and compiled it for mac and windows. But how do you build it for ubuntu, there is a option for linux But the file won't run when I click on it. there isn't ...
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Server or Desktop for web development

I apologize ahead of time if this is a repeat question. I'm a linux noob and want to use it for website development. I installed the Server version and got a working LAMP installed via the command ...
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Video Training Courses for Linux/Ubuntu?

I'm a software developer with more than 15 years of experience on Windows platform, focused on C#/.NET/SQL Server stack. Recently I decided to explore Linux and learn a new development technology ...
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Qt Creator and UbuntuSDK

Please, help me! I'm install Ubuntu SDK with Qt Creator, how it was wrote here click But when I launch Qt Creator there aren't Ubuntu's projects (Projects > Ubuntu > Simple Touch UI)... only default ...
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How to download JDK for Android programming [duplicate]

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 64 bit. I'm going to start programming for android devices. I know that I will need to install a JDK, but I don't have access to oracle.com. How do I get it?
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What's the application extension? (aka .exe, .app, etc.)

I'm new to Ubuntu. What's the application extension for development reasons? I know Windows is mainly .exe and Mac is .dmg or .app. Does Linux have an unique one?
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Novice developer [closed]

Sir. I'm a student of B.Tech final year from the CSE branch. I'm using Ubuntu since the last 3 years. It gave me a lot of knowledge. So now I want to repay Ubuntu back by developing some apps for ...
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3rd party excel add-in on Ubuntu

I'm looking to move to Ubuntu. One concern is the use of third party add-ins/VBA for microsoft excel. http://code.google.com/p/finansu/ Or generally stuff like these: ...
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How install Mozart 1.4.0 on Ubuntu?

I need the instructions for installing Mozart Programming System on Ubuntu 12.04.
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Why Ubuntu Mobile apps are from Qt?

Why Ubuntu recommended Ubuntu Mobile applications to Develop on Qt ? Actually is it possible to design the Ubuntu Mobile Applications in any other languages like Java, Perl, Python or others ?
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How to install latest OpenJdk on Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I know that latest official openJDK is java version "1.7.0_25". But there is java version "1.7.0_40" in development. Does anyone know how to install openJDK "1.7.0_40" on an Ubuntu machine?
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Plugin ubuntu Desktop [closed]

I'm want to do a plugin to Ubuntu in my term paper, but i never had seen something like this to ubuntu. I want to know about the complexity to "extend" an OS, how much time will spend to do something ...
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How to develop for Ubuntu?

I am the head of a small development team, so small that I don't have my full team up and "official" yet. However, I am highly interested in developing for Ubuntu and Ubuntu touch! I already develop ...
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Developer resources for desktop apps?

On developer.ubuntu.com most resources seems to be targeted to Ubuntu touch. If I wanted to write an Ubuntu desktop application, where can I start? Is the Ubuntu SDK for the desktop too? I read that ...
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Resolving dependencies inside a pbuilder environment instead of on the host system

I'm attempting to build a package using pbuilder, and would prefer to not install build dependencies on my host computer so I can keep it clean. Whenever It try to build a package, I get the following ...
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Should someone install Apache, MySQL etc. or use ready-made packets like XAMPP for PHP development?

Do you use a webserver development package (like XAMPP) or do you install apache, mysql, php per package for PHP / Perl / Python / etc. development? What is your practical experience? I have ...
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Programmatically Present Windows (Invoke Window Picker) in Compiz

Is there a bash command to invoke what Super+W does in Ubuntu?
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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 ...
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libx11-dev cannot install

I run the command sudo apt-get install libx11-dev and it returns with an error stating that the package it needs to download does not exist in the online pool. a ¨404 page not found" error.
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Are the “Ubuntu Core Apps” also intended for the desktop?

I have been reading a lot about the Ubuntu Touch Core Apps initiative lately. Given Ubuntu's device factor convergence plans and the cross-platform Qt/QML foundation of the Ubuntu SDK, is it the ...
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Library Package Documentation

I've seen in many packages like libutouch-geis that there is also another package with -doc suffix. Is this package the documentation of the library ? Is it possible to read it and if yes how ? If no ...
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Why does apt-get deliver outdated developer tools in general? [duplicate]

I am trying Ubuntu recently, and am disappointed to find out that apt-get delivers a lot of outdated daily software. For instance, built-essentials delivered gcc-4.6.3 (seems that it is updated to ...
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GWT (Google Web Toolkit) designer not working on Ubuntu 13.04

On 13.04 the GWT designer is not working on Eclipse 4.2 and Eclipse 3.7. If I want to switch in the design-mode after executing Workaround 2 from this page, Eclipse crashes and is closing ...
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How to add more languages docs to Devhelp? (Java etc)

I was wondering if there is a way to add more languages (such as Java, C, C++ etc) to Devhelp. I know that there is a software named zeal, but Dev help seems to be more mature. By the way, I'm on ...
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Why is the library's linker name only in the -dev package?

Take a package like sqlite3: http://packages.ubuntu.com/lucid/i386/libsqlite3-0/filelist http://packages.ubuntu.com/lucid/i386/libsqlite3-dev/filelist Note that the linker name ...
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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 ...
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How do I position widgets next to each other in Glade?

How can I make 2 widgets (or more) stand next to each other in Glade. For example a textbar and a toolbar.
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How to package a shell script? [duplicate]

I have a shell script . I want to convert the script into a terminal application which can be installed using sudo apt-get install and can be run through the terminal by typing the name of the ...
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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 ...
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How to develop app that starts automatically and always runs in background

I'm developing my first application for Ubuntu, and part of the apps functionality will involve displaying notifications based on dates that are in a SQLite database. How can I get the app to ...
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Early Install - 13.04 vs 12.10 [closed]

This past week I built a new system that I need to install Ubuntu on. I would like to use 13.04 once it is released, and was hoping to wait until then for the system build. Unfortunately the system ...
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Is there a proper way to set up a copy-on-write based build env that use your live / as base files?

I'm trying to set up a build environment using chroot, but instead of downloading ubuntu base files, I want to use my live / as base files for the chroot and use c-o-w to redirect any changes made in ...
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Is there a GTK-Theme preview application?

is there an Application which lets me preview all the Theme-Widgets at once? Like in the old Ubuntu-tweak there was some sort of Preview of all Theme-button/slider/progressbar-layouts. But nowadays ...
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Where can I find testing version of ubuntu in development [duplicate]

I am looking for testing version of Ubuntu 13.04, I have looked in this question Alternate ISO image for current unstable (alpha/beta) releases but the links in the answer did not show me the place to ...
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Why do I get an error while building a test package from “Fixing a bug in Ubuntu”?

I am trying to make my first bug fixing for Ubuntu. While following the fixing a bug instruction from fixing-a-bug and packaging: link via changelog on developer.ubuntu.com I have encountered a ...
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ibus package not found while trying to build gnome-settings-daemon

I'm currently trying to build gnome-settings-daemon from the upstream source. I first cloned the package using git clone git://git.gnome.org/gnome-settings-daemon then navigated into the directory ...
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Building Rhythmbox from source

I'm trying to build rhythmbox from source to have a go at adding an extra feature. I'm running into issues with gstreamer configure: error: Package requirements ( gstreamer-1.0 >= 0.11.92 ...
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Extending postgresql code

In postgresql source code there is a file called postgres.c precisely in /src/backend/tcop/. Inside there is a function called exec_simple_query. I want add a line that call my_function that is in ...
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install apache with development tools

I'm trying to do this http://php.webtutor.pl/en/2011/04/25/mod_rewrite-and-hiphop-for-php-on-apache-web-server/ But the yum -y install httpd httpd-devel gives -bash: yum: command not found. I'm on ...
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Failed to run Android SDK manager

I have installed Android SDK in my Eclipse EE IDE. Now I'm trying to open the Android SDK manager but getting error as Even I tried to see the android console as shown in image, No error shows in ...
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Who is Mark Shuttleworth, and how is he related to Ubuntu?

I am going to introduce Ubuntu to some new users (students in this case). Usually, I talk about the history of Ubuntu, how Ubuntu started, who has built Ubuntu in the past, and who decides the road ...
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What are the alternatives for notify-send?

I use notify-send for desktop notifications and I get notifications with expected summary and body. However, notify-send has limitations and so I would like a few recommendations on alternatives for ...
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Looking for developers to help me turn ideas into products [closed]

Can anyone suggest how I might go about looking for young developers who can help me turn linux-based ideas into products (initially unpaid)? I am a Business Analyst not a coder and have a couple of ...
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Contributing to the package or the upstream branch?

While learning about Ubuntu development & packaging, there's one part that's not quite clear to me. So, let's say we're in the middle of active development (e.g. Raring) before feature freeze and ...
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Is there a use for drafters in the development in the next releases of Ubuntu?

I am a current tech student at Earnest Pruett Center of Technology (EPCOT) for my second year and I would like to know if I can help in any way with my drafting and design skills to develop any ...