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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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 ...
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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?