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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Is the Ubuntu policy manual out of date?

I just started reading the Ubuntu Architecture wiki which outlines the overall architecture of Ubuntu. Got to the section that discusses the Ubuntu Policy Manual and that it is derived from the Debian ...
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Backup and restore development files?

I started with Ubuntu with a small partition and I'm running out of space. I'm planning to dump Windows altogether and use my full disk for Ubuntu (also, doing a clean install for once), but I need ...
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Application names from Ubuntu's perspective

I was wondering how Ubuntu is able to figure out the proper name of an application. For example, when you select Open with -> Other application from the context menu, you are presented with this ...
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What's the standard way to provide configuration options for a daemon?

I'm in the process of writing a simple C-based daemon mostly for the learning experience. At this point, I've got a working daemon and I'd like to expose some configuration options to users. What's ...
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Login to Ubuntu One from iFrame

I am creating a private portal (a private website where I automatically auto-log to all my favorite website). Every website is loaded in an iframe. I am looking for a way to autologin to ubuntuone. I ...
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Which new features and changes are planned for Unity in 11.10?

Reading the planet and several blogs regularly, and also testing 11.10, it still is not clear to me what is planned for Unity in 11.10. When going to launchpad, no blueprints are available and the ...
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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 ...
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Can I manage Ubuntu workstation through Windows like Local or Global Group Policy?

Can I manage Ubuntu workstation through Windows like Local or Global Group Policy? I was told Likewise Enterprise Group Policy could do it, are there any open source solution(s) we could try?
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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 ...
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Is there a Source Insight alternative?

I am not a developer, but for my work I trace a lot of codes. It is actually rather difficult reading other people's code, especially for bigger projects. Source Insight is a great application that ...
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Titanium SDK gives a “file too short” error

I'm using Ubuntu 11.04 and recently installed Appcelerator Titanium Studio version 1.7 When I load up a demo project to run, I get an error like this, Couldn't load ...
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How do I make a Theme from scratch for Unity?

I'd like to make a theme from scratch for Unity. What knowledge and information/skills are needed? Are there any tools or templates out there for something like this already? I don't have any Python ...
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KDE development in Kubuntu

I'd like to start doing bug fixes etc. for the KDE project and was wondering what development environment I should use.
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How to start with ARM development in Ubuntu?

I've once programming with Keil C51, and later I found sdcc/uCsim is more elegant for me (though Keil C51 do optimization better), so I don't need Keil C51 anymore, and now I'm heavy relied on uCsim ...
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How can I install gcc 4.6 side-by-side with the current version from the repositories?

I have 4.5.2 installed from the Ubuntu official repositories. I would like to install 4.6 as well to try out the C++0x features it brings. How can I do this without breaking my system? I'm fine with ...
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Reasons why to use and not to use an Alpha, Beta or RC release?

Seeing as there are many questions regarding Alpha, Beta or Release Candidates for Ubuntu I wanted to know what are the several reasons for a new user (or even an old user) NOT to use this stages from ...
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Syncing a C++ app with Ubuntu One

I'm currently developing an app, in C++, that will sync it's data with Ubuntu One, but I can't find any documentation online that explains how to do this. I found Ryan Paul's Ars Technica article that ...
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How to add a MIME type with a project created in Quickly?

I've built an application I want to release however I would like the files to open with the application. I have modified the .desktop file accordingly, however quickly seems to have no option for ...
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How many paid Ubuntu developers are there?

How many paid developers work on developing Ubuntu? How many of them are on Ask Ubuntu? When I say "work" I mean they get a monetary reward (salary) for working/participating in the development of ...
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How do I start developing a lens for Unity? [duplicate]

I would like to know how to create one of those lenses for unity. I know how to program. but I don't know where to start. Are there certain libraries I should use or docs that I should read? Are there ...
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What is the preferred way to store application settings?

From a developer's perspective. Should I use a text-based config in /etc or in $HOME? Or something else?
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What's the criteria for an application to be included in the Universe repository?

I started a hobby project and figured that if there were some reasonably reachable criteria for this, I might as well work in that direction. Tried asking on #ubuntu-app-devel, but the channel seems ...
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Would a Unity lens written for Unity 3D also work in Unity 2D?

I am thinking of writing a few lens features to link Unity into some business web applications, do I have to target both Unity variants separately or can I do one and assume the other will just work?
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Hosting files, such as PDFs, alongside your code on Launchpad

I'm using Launchpad to host the code for my masters project and would like to host file that are ancillary to the project, such as documentation in PDF format, alongside the code. I've been looking ...
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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 ...
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What are Launchpad packaging recipes and how can I use them?

As I understand it, packaging recipes are a way to automate packaging into a PPA from a bzr branch. What I'm not sure of is how to go about setting one up. I have read the documentation but for some ...
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Is Rhythmbox in active development?

I see this thrown around a lot: "Rhythmbox is great, but too bad it's no longer being actively developed, which is why I switched to Banshee." Can someone please clear this up for me, because the way ...
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How do I build Qt Static Libraries?

I'm Developing QT and I want to know how to build static libraries. Well, I searched a lot. But the Reason I asked is that I've installed these from Synaptic: libqt4-core libqt4-gui ...
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How to make Unity 2D dash background blurry transparent using QT code?

How to make Unity 2D dash background blurry transparent using QT code?
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If I install a beta or alpha will I have to reinstall when it is finally released? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: I upgraded from a beta - am I now running the official (non development) version? So with beta 1 just around the corner, I was wondering: will I have to reinstall Ubuntu ...
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Can I setup an SVN server on Ubuntu One?

I have an SVN server which I use for my personal web development projects. Can I move this to Ubuntu One? Will it be accessible over the intenet? Would I be able to perform the normal SVN operations ...
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Ideas for my MSc project and Google Summer of Code 2011 [closed]

I'm currently putting together ideas for my master's project which I'll be working on over the summer, and I would like to be able to use this time to help Ubuntu in some way. I have the freedom to ...
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where can I get Mono 2.10 for Maverick and Natty? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Upgrading to latest stable Mono Hi, I want to use Mono for some projects, but in Ubuntu (or Debian in general) is just 2.6.7 avalible. And I could not find any packages ...
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How to start contributing to Unity?

I just forked the source code of Unity. I am new to contributing to the project. Do unity developers use any specific IDE? I am asking this because I am confused about where to start and how exactly ...
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Where can I find the latest nightly build of the development version?

I want to test out a kernel issue and see if it's corrected in the latest Natty release. The last alpha was a little bit ago and I thought there were nightly ISOs I could try instead, but I can't seem ...
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Bazaar plugin for Anjuta

I want to use Anjuta for development and Bazaar for version control. But the launchpad project listed on this page is empty. http://wiki.bazaar.canonical.com/IDEIntegration Is it dead? Is there ...
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Where do I submit a .desktop file updated with the Unity Launcher API?

Specifically, I decided to update the desktop file for Google Chrome to add a static quicklist (like is already present in Windows 7). Where do I have to submit it for inclusion in Ubuntu?
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What's the ultimate way to install debug Flash Player in Firefox?

What's the easiest way to get a debug Flash Player (the one you can download from here, though I don't care if it's downloaded automatically) working in Firefox? 64 bit system, default Firefox from ...
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Where to start studying for developing ubuntu? [closed]

Hi am Computer Science student currently in college and very interested in developing open source software especially ubuntu.Is there a one stop go-to place for reading about developing ubuntu. For ...
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How do I assign a bug to myself in Launchpad?

I'm interested in fixing a bug in Ubuntu, but I don't want to step on anyone's toes. How do I "claim" a bug to let people know I'm working on it? (Screenshots of where in Launchpad to click please)
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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
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Is the latest stable release or the latest LTS release more suitable for a development machine?

I was wondering which version of Ubuntu is better for my laptop, the current LTS release or the latest stable (but not LTS) release. Is it always recommended to go for the latest version for personal ...
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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?
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Can I develop Unity while running Maverick (10.10)? Or do I have to run Natty?

I've just joined the Ubuntu Unity developers Bazaar repository and am eager to get started on hacking the code! Do I need to run Natty to be able to do this? Or can I simply use Maverick? I'd prefer ...
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How can I install commonly used developer tools?

Is there a meta-package for installing commonly used developer tools such as cmake, autoconf, g++, etc.? The intent is to have roughly the same range of command-line tools as one has after installing ...
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How to build and compile a bzr branch for testing

When I pull down a bzr branch using bzr branch lp:ubuntu/<package name> I get one set of source files. However, when i go apt-get source <package name> I get another. The command ...
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WebKit release and dependencies

I am using WebKit for navigating web pages and rendering UI in my application. I wanted to know the dependencies of WebKit with new kernel modules. How to find out that the particular version of ...
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How should I display units in my application?

There is inconsistency in how various operating systems display file size units. Windows shows base 2, MacOSX shows base 10. Does Ubuntu have guidelines for this?
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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 ...
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How to build and test Ubiquity

I've written a patch for Ubiquity and I'd like to test it before I submit it, but I'm not sure how to go about this given the nature of Ubiquity (only used during installation). Is there a way I can ...