Questions about programming for and on Ubuntu.

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How to use a program designed for older verisions of ubuntu on a newer one

I was wondering if there was a way to run a older program designed for a older version of ubuntu on a new one. Specifically Robot OS Fuerte which was designed to work on 12.04 on ubuntu 13.04
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How to start developing for Ubuntu

I would like to learn how to develop a multi-clipboard application for Unity, similar to Diodon, for learning purposes. Can you give me a link or some direction to get started? I have generic ...
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Terminal commands for installing g++ 4.8?

Could somebody please advise how I could install g++ 4.8 ? I understand its not an official release yet (and that I would need to manually download a file) but I get internal compiler bug issues with ...
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Python Programming [closed]

I am learning Python Programming from Full Circle Magazine. Can anybody correct this program as it is not working. #!/usr/bin/env python strng = 'The time has come' pos = strng.find('time')
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Code returns nothing

The following program was made according to the book 'Head First C'. It is supposed to be able to find and return music tracks containing a search-word, but it returns nothing. Oh, and I tried to make ...
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Development on an Ubuntu tablet

For college, I program now and then in C, C++, C#, JAVA, Lisp, python, Sql, ... Will it be possible to do development in Ubuntu tablet environment in the same I can on Ubuntu desktop?"
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Is there any Graphical Control Panel available for apache2 and MySQL to start and stop them?

I dont like command line. Is there a Graphical Control Panel to start/stop apache2 ? and MySQL ?
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Unable to compile programs in Ubuntu with Geany

I'm having trouble compiling a simple C++ program in Geany. The result is same even if i just use terminal(not using Geany).
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Explanations for a complete noob [closed]

Ok, so I'm thinking of switching to Ubuntu for all but gaming and CAD (I'm an engineering student). I've never tried any form of Linux (unless Android counts), so I don't know the first thing about ...
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How to create a datagrid in GTK without GTK Sharp?

I would like to write a GTK program with a datagrid. However GTK Sharp is for the .NET Framework. Is there any non-.NET library or framework with a datagrid that I can use?
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Multiple terminal windows

I develop code. I use terminal alot. I use many terminal windows alot. I hate how tabs look. Any useful applications that allow for multiple terminal use, and streamline my development. allow me to ...
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How can I test if a variable matches another value and move to another function?

I am writing a script where I store a predetermined line of text into a string (we will call abc). I am storing the results from grep -iqs $USER file (we will call def) into another string. How can ...
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How to use Verilog HDL on Ubuntu?

I tried to begin a small course with some examples in Verilog Hdl and after spending much time searching for the best Simulator or IDE to practice with some examples , I failed to figure out how to ...
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Help with running C programs in Ubuntu

I've been teaching myself to write programs in C, using Geany as my IDE. All of my programs get compiled and linked correctly, and they seem to work fine when I test run them inside of the IDE, ...
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Any IDE's in Ubuntu for Windows Development with C Sharp?

I'm wondering if you folks could steer me toward some Window's Dev IDE tools for ASP.Net and or C Sharp? Is there a good site for finding IDE's for Ubuntu? I've not totally installed yet, just looked ...
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How to take modified code over to installed system?

Have modified the code of a bash-command - now I want to take it over into system of 12.10 (it is done with downloaded source code of this bash-command). Is there nothing more necessary than this : ...
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Can you get Ubuntu Server on a mac? [duplicate]

I looked around for a bit and I haven't found the correct thread that fits my needs, I have an old mac Powerbook G4, I want to run Ubuntu Server on it, can I wipe out the entire harddrive and just run ...
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Compiling On Ubuntu Server

Is it possible to compile on on ubuntu server using vim and g++? and possibly uploading those files onto your ubuntu desktop using ubuntu one? I have an old mac laptop I want to use for my programming ...
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Not sure which IDE I should use for editing codes written in C [duplicate]

I am looking for an IDE which I can use to edit/compile/run C/C++ codes on my Ubuntu 13.04 installation. I have been checking the forum for information, and I found Anjuta being suggested by a few ...
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How can I fix Gambas3?

I am a v.b programmer. I installed Gambas3 on Ubuntu 13.04. The problem is when I create a new project and put the objects on the form then run the project no objects visible on the form. Note: the ...
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how do I load a program I have downloaded!

I'm trying to start programming and am sure I have downloaded python. how do I find and run this program?
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qt5 not working

I'm trying to get Qt5 working on Ubuntu 12.04. I downloaded the 32-bit installer from http://qt-project.org/downloads and basically just let it install everything in my home folder. I had to add ...
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How to start programming for this app in ubuntu 13.04 [duplicate]

I want to create one application in ubuntu which should run in the background. It needs to be informed when the focussed window changes. Basically I need to run a callback function in my application ...
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Start application in the background on GNOME

Is there a way to avoid bringing an application to the front when opening it? I'm launching an app several times trough a terminal window (running a custom c++ program) and it keeps popping up when ...
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LTS vs non LTS which is more suitable to me? [duplicate]

I am new to Ubuntu I want to know which is more suitable to me? I want to use if for web design and hosting and for programming
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What languages used to for Linux OS?

What programming languages used to make/create Linux Operating Systems OS
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What programming languages should I learn to become an Ubuntu developer? [closed]

Although I have used NetBeans once for a project, what languages do I need to learn to become a full-fledged Ubuntu developer? My project in NetBeans (Java only) was to design a calculator ...
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Controlling a loop and saving the output for each event

How can I control a loop and read live feed from a usb port and save each of the output when the usb is inserted or removed. I know the code below can be improved, please assist. #!/bin/bash ...
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What BASIC intepreters are available?

Was asked by a new Ubuntu user - who also wants to learn about programming - what he could use to run BASIC code. He was working through a BASIC book before trying out Ubuntu, and he'd like to ...
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How to reliably block package version from update?

I built and installed my own version of package tora with Oracle InstantClient support using this guide. It has the same version as the package available from standart Ubuntu repository so Synaptic ...
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Is PyGTK still relevant?

I'm new to Linux but not to app development. I come from a RealBasic on a Mac background. I've accepted that I need to learn a new language to develop for Linux (since RB won't run on 64 bit distros ...
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JAVA program run problem

I have install java in my computer. when i doing compile java program it is successfully done but when i try to run program it show error like Exception in thread "main" ...
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routine program in ubuntu

I am trying to write a routine of my studies of next month. For that I want to write a timed schedule. That is a timed program that will tell me everytime I turn on my laptop which topics should I ...
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Building webkit from source

I tried to install the webkit applicaion from sources using this manual: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WebKit When I type: ./autogen.sh --prefix=/usr the following error occurs: checking for ...
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Unendable question C or C++

Got a question related to programming. I was planning to choose one more language, besides Java, and stuck between choosing C or C++. I am planning to create apps specifically for Ubuntu with GUI ...
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Why am I getting compile time errors in this C++ program?

I am new to Ubuntu and its terminal. I am trying to code C++ using nano something.cpp a general "Hello World" program at first. First I got some error about iostream.h and cout not recognised. I ...
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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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Is Mono installed in 13.04?

I am learning to program in Visual Basic .NET at school, and am using Visual Studio Express. My teacher said that I can download Mono to practise programming at home, and as my exam is soon, I want ...
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Ubuntu stores variables in the wrong order

So I had this exercise in my class where I had to tell which of the two addresses is bigger when I create two char's in a main function. Because local variables are stored in the stack that starts ...
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Python - NameError: global name 'plus' is not defined

So I am creating a program using shelve and I keep getting this error message. I can not for the life of me figure it out and google hasn't been much help. Is this a problem with Ubuntu/Python working ...
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How do I find the .desktop information for a given binary?

Given the path to an executable (say /usr/bin/gvim), how can I find the Gnome .desktop file for that application? I'm futzing around in python, so a python-specific answer would be most helpful.
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How do I get started with an Ubuntu friendly GUI framework?

I have a few small scripts that I use for routine tasks. They require simple parameters to run. Rather than running them from the terminal, I'd prefer to pick something from the menu, be presented ...
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Translating .deb package information

How can I translate the contents of debian/control in debian packages so that the Information will be localised when the package is shown in the Software-Centre?   for packages in Ubuntu for ...
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Cannot compile java code [Unicode Byte Order Mark 65279]

I wrote a simple Java program with the gedit text editor. public class Example{ public static void main (String args []) { System.out.println("hi yaar"); } } When I tried to ...
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VB.NET programming in Ubuntu

I have just started at sixth form college, and I'm going to take a Computing A-level. I have been informed all the programming in the first year is in VB.NET on Windows (I believe you are allowed more ...
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Additional source directories using Geany

I'm using Geany in Ubuntu as an IDE for a C++ Project, and I want to use some external libraries (from Webots). However, I don't find the option to specify additional library paths (as one can find in ...
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C++ Compiler Program IDE [duplicate]

I have just installed Ubuntu 12.10 on my old laptop and I want to start working on it. Is there any program like Visual Studio for Ubuntu 12.10?
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Valgrind does debug error

I have been trying to follow the online tutorial for Learn C The Hard Way. However after setting up valgrind (I followed other links that help setting up valgrind on ubuntu 12.04), when I try to ...
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pygi how to toggle button without running function

I'm writing this application using quickly. I'm looking for a way to toggle button without running function which is connected to this button. def on_button_text_italic_toggled(self, widget): ...