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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Advanced Terminal Emulation

Would there be a way to emulate the Desktop as a Terminal i.e. XTerm, so you can type in bash on the desktop? I want some form of window manager that does that exactly.
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How file permissions are stored in inode?

Suppose there's two pc - "A" and "B". Then if A downloads a files from B , then what would be the file permission of that downloaded file? Is it possible that the downloaded file in A will have an ...
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pbuilder-dist precise build *.dsc fails

I'm following this tutorial on the Ubuntu on how to fix a bug, but am encountering a problem when I try to build the source package. In the section entitled 'Testing the fix', the reader is told to ...
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how to create a desktop environemt

I want to create a desktop environment for Ubuntu and Linux can you tell me how to do that i want the best easiest way to do that. can i use qt Linux embedded to do that if it is then i want to use ...
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Where is the best place to start projects and attract developers? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the best way to develop apps for Ubuntu? I want to develop software for Linux or cross-platform. I want to work with other open-source and non-profit developers. ...
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How to install libxml2-dev (32-bit) package on a 64-bit Ubuntu (11.10)

I want to run an binary for a 32-bit application which is dynaically linked to the libxml2 on a 64-bit Ubuntu (11.10). I have found and installed 32-bit libraries for most of the other libraries used, ...
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dpkg install environment

I'm trying to creat a .deb that, as part of its installation process, pings an external server. So I have an install_foobar script which does the install. However, I can't get install_foobar to ...
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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 ...
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Why doesn't Ubuntu make a DVD iso?

I mean, I think it might be kind of cool if they made a bigger installation media with more applications, maybe include various other environment( okay, probably not going to do that but as it seems ...
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Ubuntu project files and directories documentation

When you download some larger project, there is usually the documentation describing what is in individual files and directories and its purpose. I can't find this information for the main ...
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Rhythmbox build error

I'm trying to build Rhythmbox in order to fix a bug, but am running into problems doing so. I downloaded the source using sudo apt-get source rhythmbox afterwhich I ran configure with the argument ...
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Getting Started with Developing Desktop Themes

From a development standpoint, where would one start in developing their own themes for the Ubuntu Desktop. Obviously, the artist would need image editing software like: Gimp, or Photoshop, via ...
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How to start contributing to Ubuntu development?

I'd like to contribute to Ubuntu development some day. If you're a developer of Ubuntu could you tell me/us what are the prerequisites to start? What languages and technologies are needed to know, ...
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Building multiple packages for deployment on different Ubuntu versions

I need to build debs for Ubuntus Lucid on. I know I can set up VMs/chroots, etc to make a distribution per build, but is there a mechanism from my Oneiric machine to do something like: ...
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How to make possible to install Samsung Kies?

I am not sure where this question is set to proper place or not. If not then please guide me to that place. I have a Samsung Galaxy SII, and doing Android development. A couple of days before I was ...
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What is a suitable place to ask for help when getting PPA build errors?

I am trying to work on some PPA recipes. As I am getting build errors I am seeking help from the community in order move forward. Where can I find a suitable forum for getting help?
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What's new in Unity 2D 5.2?

I've really enjoyed using Unity 2D 4.12 in 11.10. It's very fast, and it works better with some games than Unity (because of Compiz). In Precise Pangolin, I notice that the new version is 5.2. Can ...
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Where are all Ubuntu resources linked together?

There's a lot of pages if on wants to contribute to Ubuntu: http://harvest.ubuntu.com/ http://developer.ubuntu.com/ http://brainstorm.ubuntu.com/ http://askubuntu.com http://ubuntuforums.org ...
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Application indicator + entry widget

I would like write my own application indicator via guide in http://unity.ubuntu.com/projects/appindicators/ (in python) My question - Is there any chance add next to icon indicator entry widget (see ...
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Can I use Crystal Reports on MonoDevelop?

I would like to know if I can use Crystal Reports in MonoDevelop. I have a project that was developed in Visual Basic .Net (Windows) and this project is using Crystal Report, so I'd like to use this ...
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How can I contribute to Ubuntu 12.04? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I contribute to Ubuntu? I'm a noob, but I want to help, I want to be apart of Ubuntu. What can I do to learn, or help with the development of Ubuntu 12.04?
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Problem linking libunity

I'm trying to compile a basic C++ app consisting of the following code: #include <unity/unity/unity.h> int main() { return 0; } just to try and get the libunity library compiled before I ...
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How do I find Unity Lenses?

Is there a way in Ubuntu to find community written Lenses? Something similar to https://extensions.gnome.org/. The Ubuntu Software Center would be a good place in Ubuntu!
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Documentation for gnome shell extension development?

I have been wanting to develop some Gnome Shell extensions since they are just in javascript, however I have been looking and there is practically zero documentation, everywhere I look people just say ...
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What steps do I follow to run a stock Hello World CGI script?

Assume I have finished installing a modern release of stock Ubuntu, and have the following script. #!/bin/sh echo "Content-type: text/html\n" echo "<html><body>Hello ...
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Which graphics driver set is better to test in the long run?

So, my computer has a Radeon mobility card and Compiz doesn't seem to want to play nice with it. The nets me a tradeoff: I can use the proprietary drivers and get the boosted performance and take a ...
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Should I as a developer use var/www in conjuction with apache?

I come from a strong Windows background. Therefore with IIS I have some site on my D drive, I then point IIS at this location and start serving files. With Apache though it seems var/www is the ...
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What is the way to submit a patch to fix all the damage that LP: #600941 causes?

What is the best way to submit a patch to fix all the damage that LP: #600941 causes? I ask because LP: #600941 was put into every version of Ubuntu still supported at this time. Should I pick a ...
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How do I find out what is planned for the next version?

Where can we find out what the expected changes for the next version of Ubuntu are?
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start development in Ubuntu [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I develop .NET apps on Ubuntu? What is the best way to develop apps for Ubuntu? I used to develop desktop applications for Windows, I know how to develop using ...
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How submit a bug fix to Ubuntu?

I've submitted a 'papercut' bug to launchpad, that I think I can possibly have a go at fixing. What is the process for obtaining the relevant source code (I'm not entirely sure where I'd find the ...
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How to debug USB devices to write my own Drivers, such as we can debug network packets tcpdump -i any -x?

How to debug and trace USB device connected to my system. So that i can build my own driver, where manufacturer never wants to build it for Linux platform. For example with network equipment i can ...
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How can I observe what the kernel's doing when it tries to boot up a wireless card?

I have a netbook with a wireless card that doesn't work out of the box in Ubuntu, and I was wondering if I could use any profiling tools to observe what the kernel is doing when it tries to enable the ...
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Who takes up decisions prior to development in Ubuntu?

I am an absolute Linux beginner trying to wrap my head around open source. I was keen to know about who is the key player in taking up decisions for open source development. How do the developers ...
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Ubuntu Desktop vs Ubuntu Server for development

I just installed Ubuntu Desktop 11.10. I will be using it to work on LAMP and Java development. Here is my doubts: I want to know which edition should I install? Is there any advantage using the ...
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What is the toolchain upload that happens at the start of every release cycle?

Looking at the release schedules, every release seems to start with a toolchain upload. What is a toolchain and which packages build the toolchain in Ubuntu?
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howto access ubuntu one CouchDB

I'm trying to connect to the cloud CouchDB at ubuntu one, but i always get the following error message: {"error":"unknown_error","reason":"function_clause"} I tried following requests: ...
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Ubuntu one API file upload maximum size

I'm making an application using UbunuOne REST API in order to upload files to the Ubuntu storage service. file storage API I can achieve uploading some files, but when I try to upload a large file ...
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How to install 64-bit libraries on 32-bit system?

I need to cross-compile for 64-bit architecture on a 32-bit platform (using gcc-multilib and -m64 flag). For this I need to install 64-bit versions of the dependent libraries. How do I do that?
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Can I develop ubuntu apps in Gambas

As this new platform is released where developers can publish there apps, I would like to know if Gambas applications are good enough to submit. Gambas is in my opinion the easiest way to develop ...
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Ubuntu One CORS support

I am in the process of trying to build a webapp that integrates with Ubuntu One. It would seem that I am unable to authorize a user as per ...
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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 ...
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Basic Web Development IDE/Editor like Dreamweaver? [duplicate]

I've used Windows for many years, using Dreamweaver as my editor as it had a file tree which is based on a project (via Local, FTP or SFTP). I need a web development IDE with the following ...
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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 ...
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Any good place to get started with Ubuntu desktop widget development?

Any good place to get started with Ubuntu desktop based widget development or any plugins based development? I'm looking for something similar to Yahoo Widgets. Are there any SDK ( Software ...
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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, ...
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How can I make VIM a full fledged IDE

How could I make VIM a full fledged IDE by using different supported plugins for YUI, JQuery and git integration etc.
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Where can I find the source for libtracker-miner?

I've compiled Tracker from sources as described here. But when running 'tracker-control' it says something about not being able to load libtracker-miner-0.12.so.0 (see error message below). Where can ...
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What is the current status of windicators?

This cool feature was first told to be included in 10.10. According to this answer, they were postponed to 11.04, but it turned out they have not appeared there. Now we are after feature freeze for ...
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Failed to generate a configuration file for xfce4-xkb-plugin from source

I'm trying to generate a configuration file for xfce4-xkb-plugin from source and I get this error: alex@alex:~/Repos/xfce4-xkb-plugin$ sudo ./autogen.sh Preparing package directory ...