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Would Android apps be able to run in Ubuntu touch natively?

I'm wondering why Android apps won't be able to be run natively on Ubuntu Touch. I mean, isn't it all just Linux?
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Ubuntu hangs while coding

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, x64, 4GB RAM. When I launch Android Studio+ Intellij Idea it runs smooth, but at some point it just hangs to death. Especially if I will open 2-4 pages in google chrome, or start my ...
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If I want to test apps on the phone emulator, what kind of emulator do I have to build?

It recomends either i386, but there is an arm version as well; what is the difference? I tried running my app on the i386, but I got this error: 20:31:27: Running steps for project ...
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How do open a link with a button

I would like to click a button in my QML app and have it open a link in the browser on the device.
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How do you determine the combined width of the components in a Row {}?

How do you determine the combined width of the components in a Row {}? The width of the row itself will not work, as I need to set its spacing:, and using this property will create a loop error. It ...
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How do you round numbers in qml to two decimal places?

I have these ridiculously long real numbers such as 33.088117576394794, and I am trying to convert them to doubles (Two decimal places). So in this case, I want 33.09. How do you do this in QML?
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Page Stack Component Depth to always remain visible?

Is this possible? Say you have a depth of 5 tabs, They appear and disappear as you click the header. I want them to always remain visible.
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Can you do dictionaries in qml?

So for example: Item { id: sylvainLikesAnsweringMyQuestions property var myDict: {[key,value],[anotherKey,anotherValue]} }
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Why can't I use conio.h or ncurses.h?

I am new user to Ubuntu. I wrote a simple program in C. When I try to compile it to use conio.h, the compiler gives me fatal error. So I tried by ncurses.h, but still I am getting same error.
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How do you check if a property is undefined in qml?

How do you check if a property is undefined in qml? This is what I am trying to do: Button { id: myButton text: if (text === "undefined"){"default text"} }
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How to make sure a Row {} or Column {} does not contract when an item's visible: property is set to false?

This is a question about good coding practice with QML: How can I make sure that a Row {} or Column {} does not contract when one of its Item's visible: property is set to false? The current work ...
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How do you use Q_INVOKABLE to access c++ functions in QML?

I am looking for the most simple and straightforward example. For my part; .h public: KTerminalDisplay(QQuickItem *parent = 0); ~KTerminalDisplay(); Q_INVOKABLE void setFontStyle(QString & s); ...
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What is the difference between bzr lp-propose and bzr lp-propose-merge?

What is the difference between bzr lp-propose and bzr lp-propose-merge? Do I have to provide the branch I wish to propose a merge to, or does it assume it for me?
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Program an applications print files [closed]

i wanna make an app that get files and print it.how can i do that ? with which program language ? this program is like to get file from any protocol and read last line of it and print it ...
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What is the full form of awk? [closed]

What is the full form of awk? I tried googling. Google doesn't answer me.
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making a bash script executable programatically

I need to create a bash script to create and mount a drive. So, two simple commands. Both "work" when entered at the command line. The script is created and executed every time a normal user logs in, ...
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Is there a programmable way to tell if the screen is locked with the new Unity interface?

I have lots of stuff in my crontab, including some that talks to my screen. If I'm not there for it to be notifying, I don't really want it to run. Is there a way I can check to see if the computer ...
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(QML) What does the “?” do in defining properties?

Popey { working: visible ? 100 } What does that "?" indicate in this example?
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Anybody know how to delete a file from QML without resorting to a C++ plugin?

Anybody know how to delete a file from QML without resorting to a C++ plugin? It should be possible to do in the folder that my app uses for data storage.
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Should we be upgrading away from ubuntu.components 0.1?

Should we be upgrading away from ubuntu.components 0.1 in our ubuntu applications? I am working on one of the core apps, and many were unsure as to whether the current library (1.1 I think) offers ...
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In the Ubuntu SDK, is there a way to view all global variables in current project?

In the Ubuntu SDK, is there a way to view all global variables in current project? Working on one of the core apps, and I want to figure out if any global variables have been defined for the current ...
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(QML) Which components do I want to invoke for notifcations and dialogues on Ubuntu Touch?

Now of course I can make any sort of notification or dialogue I want. However, I want to know what the Ubuntu Style guide recommends for notifications and dialogues. A notifcation could be: Song ...
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Is there a better way to programatically get the networking parameters from Linux OS?

I am writing some scripts which need to programatically get a lot of networking parameters from Linux OS. For example, the names of all network interfaces, ip address, netmask, MAC address. For ...
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How do you equally space out elements in a Row?

Row{ width: parent.width spacing: ???? Checkbox{} Checkbox{} Checkbox{} Checkbox{} } So just to be clear, the checkboxes should be spaced in such a manner that however wide ...
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Oculus Rift with Antichamber on Ubuntu 14.04 [closed]

Antichamber runs great on linux (steam version). But it is not playable with the Oculus Rift at this point. The issues are: 1) no headtracking 2) graphics are not being split and distorted by Oculus ...
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How to you get a flickable to do a smooth scroll?

Flickable{ Button{ onClicked: parent.????????? } Or do I have to create a function for this?
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What are the files needs to be edit to add a user? and what to be write?

I am trying to write a C program to add a new user to my Ubuntu 14.04. I edited 1) /etc/passwd sachin:x:65535:1:sachin:/home/sachin:/bin/bash 2) /etc/shadow ...
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finger print sensor for project

I am an engineering student and I am doing my minor project which uses finger print sensor and I am using R30x series. Can I work in the Ubuntu platform and work with the module that I have got. ...
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Unable to start topcoder arena in Ubuntu 14.04

When I want to clear cache using javaws - viewer these error comes. I am trying to launch my topcoder arena. Picked up JAVA_TOOL_OPTIONS: -javaagent:/usr/share/java/jayatanaag.jar Exception in ...
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using system(“clear”); command to clean the screen yet last line printed. using GNU gcc compiler please help

I am using 'system("clear");' command to clean the output screen yet the last line printed is displayed.I am using Geany text editor using GNU gcc compiler.Please help and tell me clear the whole ...
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Configuration of $QTDIR

I installed Qt from ubuntu repository. I'm on Trusty. Now I use a another program who need $QTDIR but when I enter echo $QTDIR, the terminal output nothing. How to set up this path without ...
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(QML) Flickable not working as supposed

So, while building an Ubuntu app I needed to use Flickable for scrolling, so now I have code of the form Page{ ... Flickable { anchors.fill: parent content.height: element1.height + ...
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Where are the Build and Src locations for QtCreator?

In the QtCreator Plugin Creation Wizard, this http://doc.qt.digia.com/qtcreator-extending/images/firstplugin-pluginsetup.png window asks for Qt Creator Sources, and Qt Creator Build. I installed ...
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how to set mmap for better performance of raw socket

req.tp_block_size=96; req.tp_frame_size=96; req.tp_block_nr=2; req.tp_frame_nr=2; if ( (setsockopt(fd, SOL_PACKET, PACKET_RX_RING, (char *)&req, sizeof(req))) != 0 ) { perror("setsockopt()"); ...
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access to field's element via awk

I have the following columns: _111_ [555] _222_ [666] _333_ [777] _444_ [888] I want to access the 111 from _111_. or 888 from [888]. How to access the fields elements with awk.
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Simple voice chat over command line?

I will be using this for development. What I want is: No large proprietary blob overhead to accomplish this, like skype No account needed. So no skype account, no email, etc etc. Ability to run ...
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Mir based desktop sharing?

I am asking this because I am developing a pair programming plugin, and would like to know if Mir has any desktop sharing capabilities either planned or already existing. This would be to share built ...
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Pair Programming in Ubuntu SDK?

How do you do collaborative code editing, aka pair programming, in the Ubuntu SDK? I heard you can do this in Vim, and I wonder if the Vim functionality in QtCreator makes this possible.
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How to print all coloumns using AWK

In AWK, is there a way to print all columns? I do not want to print them like this: printf($1 $2 $3 ...) Is there a way to print all of them?
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Prolog-C++ inteface doesnt work

I want to use prolog in C++ as a knowledge base or logical service(Embedded prolog in C++). I've searched alot but found nothing which can help me. I also checked the official link: ...
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Add notes on Geany

I have a code to which I do not like to add my comments and notes. But I need the ability to add my notes on that. So is there any thing to do that on Geany or do you need any another editor to do ...
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go on the line where a variable define on any editor

Is there any add-on or ability on geany or any known linux editor for this purpose : when you click on one variable . The mouse coursor goes to when it initialize. My code is c language. what I am ...
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warning multiple values for a block parameter (2 for 1)

I get this when I start Ubuntu: odin.rb:202: warning: multiple values for a block parameter (2 for 1) from /var/lib/gems/1.8/gems/eventmachine-0.12.10/lib/em/deferrable.rb:134 mClient.rb:202: ...
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Deadlock and starvation conditions

I have some question concerning deadlocks. I have understood, the issue that can occur when more threads or processes are in critical section becuase of shared memory, and the solutions can be ...
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Prove programs without installing ubuntu? only running with the cd?

I have a question, I would like to test a program in ubuntu to see if that works better in Windows 7 ("Android SDK"). But I do not want to install ubuntu on the pc, and do not want to use a virtual ...
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What is the best way to run own server side programs on ubuntu server

If I make some server side programs with node.js / Java / Python what is the best way to run them and make them run every time I boot my server. Is crontab @reboot valid way to do this. If so how do I ...
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Need advice for programming languages for a custom GUI

I just transitioned from windows to Ubuntu and so far loving it. On my list of tasks is to develop a GUI interface for collecting data from a remote device through RS232, compile and display the ...
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Sublime Text interface looks blurred

Suddenly my Sublime Text editor started to looks blurred. The screenshot talks by itself. No other program fails like this, just Sublime Text. Someone recognizes this painful behavior?
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Does Ubuntu have a clipboard that works differently from Windows?

Does Ubuntu have a clipboard that works differently from Windows? I've noticed an anomaly between the two, perhaps a bug, or perhaps I'm misusing the functionality. It works the same way every time ...
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QML: How do I set my icon in the Ubuntu SDK with a CMakeLists based project?

How do I set my icon in the Ubuntu SDK with a CMakeLists based project? Do I need a specific type of image file, or can I use just a png?