Questions about programming for and on Ubuntu.

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C programing suites/IDEs [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What IDEs are available for Ubuntu? I know that asking for something like Visual Studio is too much but something that will let me write, debug and compile in a GUI ...
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Is there a Visual Studio style tool/IDE?

I have been developing in the windows space with Visual Studio for a while now with work, but I have also been using Ubuntu for a while and am keen to get into some software development for linux. I ...
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Native, FOSS GUI prototyping tools?

As part of my job as a web developer, I spend an amount of time doing UI prototypes to show the client. It's a pain in the behind but sometimes it has to be done. I've seen Shuttleworth (and the ...
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I want to fix a bug. Where do I start?

Although I am not a professional programmer, I have written a program or two. Yet, nowadays every engineer and scientist learns to program a bit as well, and as such I am used to writing programs in ...
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How do I create a PPA for a working program?

Let's assume I have a working application written in C, C++ or Python. I want to create a Launchpad PPA so others can easily install it from a package. Please give step by step instructions for doing ...
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How do I develop .NET apps on Ubuntu?

at college we use Microsoft .NET for developing applications. I recently switched to Ubuntu and would like to know similar tools for making apps on/for ubuntu.
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How do I make Geany my default editor on Ubuntu?

I actually want to change the default text editor on my Ubuntu 12.04 from nano to Geany. When I used this code: update-alternatives --config editor .. I don't see Geany in the list. So to add ...
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How to learn vim on a high level? [closed]

I know that vim (like emacs) is very powerful editor for programmers, as long as you know how to use it, its shortcuts, and so on. What steps can I take and what tutorials can I read to become an ...
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What advantages does Ubuntu have as an environment for programming?

Why is writing a program in text files or via the terminal a better option (as I read) than using IDE(s) like Visual Studio on Windows? Do the features an IDE provides exist there (eg. showing ...
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How could I begin C++ programming on Ubuntu?

I recently switched to Ubuntu from Windows 7. I was previously learning C++ with Microsoft's IDE, Visual Studio. How would I go about programming C++ on Ubuntu, preferably with an IDE?
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How can I get gedit ready for programming in Ruby and Ruby on Rails?

I'd like to know which gedit plugins I could install to make programming for Ruby and Ruby on Rails easier?
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What's the difference between GTK and QT?

Please bear with me as I'm a newcomer to Linux. I've been writing GUI programs in REALbasic on a Mac for several years. I'm trying to learn Python and I want to write GUI apps for Linux (primarily ...
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Installing gtk development environment

Not new to Ubuntu or programming but I am new to programming in C and gtk. Have been using Quickly for the odd program. I want to play around with C and gtk. What gtk packages do I need to install to ...
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Downloading and Installing Latest Version of KILE

In the TeX - LaTeX group of Stack Exchange, I posed a question about the versions of TeXLive under Ubuntu. As I have installed the latest version of TeXLive under Ubuntu, I want to be able to use it ...
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How to shutdown/restart/suspend … without authentication or confirmation?

I am looking for a terminal command to shutdown without having to write down my password and without installing any extra programs. As when clicking the shutdown button, why it is not asking me for ...
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How to program for Windows in Ubuntu?

Is there anyway to create (C++ or C#) windows console applications inside Ubuntu's IDE (e.g Anjuta) and compile it for Windows?
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How can I make and distribute an Ubuntu screensaver?

I have no programming language preferences and I have a good knowledge of OpenGL coding. If I could use something like OpenFrameworks or Processing as a base, that would be ideal.
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Recommendation for a non-programmer's guide to self-teaching Python

I am new to Ubuntu and to programming, and I am seeking to teach myself Python. I installed the software from the Software Center and was wondering how to be sure it is up to date with the latest ...
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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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What is the best Fortran 77 IDE?

I use Ubuntu 12.04. I need to do some coding with Fortran 77. I have'nt found any IDE for Fortran 77. What is the solution?
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What is an alternative Linux application for Visual Basic? [closed]

What is an alternative Linux application for Visual Basic?
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I am looking for a small (Ubuntu) open-source-project for which I can code

I have basic C and C++ programming skills as well as a little bit experience with gtkmm and Linux-programming in general (not to forget I have lots of spare time). I want to participate in an Ubuntu ...
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Completely Remove Ruby + Rails + Gems?

I have messed up my ruby dev environment on Ubuntu 10.04. I need to install Ruby this time using RVM. What is the best possible way to remove: Ruby All Gems RubyGems From my machine, so that I ...
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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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How do I propose my project to be part of Debian too?

I have a new project hosted at launchpad.net. My project can be useful for both: Ubuntu and Debian. However, I can't find a documentation to start host my project at launchpad.net and get my package ...
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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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How to start a new project and host it at launchpad.net?

I'm planning to start a new project. However, I can't find a really simple documentation to getting started with launchpad.net. What should I do to create a new project? I will appreciate any kind ...
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Which window has current focus?

I'd like to know (programmatically) which window has current focus. Is there a window-manager independent way of discovering that? Otherwise, how does one determine which window has focus in Compiz ...
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Does Geany or Gedit provide a browser protocol in the way Textmate does with txmt://?

Textmate on the Mac can be bound to the txmt protocol, meaning that development frameworks (such as the Play Framework) can be configured to use this to display error messages. If a stacktrace ...
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Any PPAs for Google's Go Language?

Do you know of any URLs for PPAs of Google's Go Language?
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How to restore/change Alt+Tab behaviour/ram usage and a few other things after Ubuntu upgrade from 11.04 to 11.10? [closed]

I use Ubuntu for programming. I recently updated it from 11.04 to 11.10. There are some things I don't like in the new version of Unity desktop interface. I don't actually know if it is hard to ...
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Speech Recognition API

Is there a speech recognition API for Ubuntu/Linux? I have a school project and I need to transform speach to written text. The programming language isn't a problem. I've tried cmu-sphinx but haven't ...
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portable Virtual Machine

I'd like to create a virtual machine with virtualbox and use it on different computers. The problem is that I need to work on my programming projects on different machines and syncing them over the ...
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How do I write raw bytes to a sound-device?

In the olden days, you used to be able to open /dev/dsp for reading and writing, now, with PulseAudio this doesn't work anymore. I thought you could do it with padsp, but this code doesn't run: ...
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C# on ubuntu 12.04

Is C# a good choice for ubuntu programming? E.g unity, or applications that will run on ubuntu? Am I doing good wanting to learn C# when I'm determined to stick with ubuntu and develop on it or for ...
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Learning the base for programming in C [closed]

it's been a while since I think about starting to programming in C and after that to learn programming in C# and I search a lot on google but couldn't find a good guide to start learning base ...
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Which Ubuntu is oriented to programming and robotics? server, desktop or other distro?

Well, rather than a question is an opinion from you, it goes well, What version of ubuntu is better oriented programming to robotics or anything related to programming languages ​​(like C, perl, c + ...
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What is a command to compile and run C++ programs?

I am new to Linux. I am using Ubuntu 11.04 and do not know how to compile and execute C++ program in it. I need to know the commands to Compile and Execute a C++ program in Linux.
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How do I download old unsupported packages such as Kernel headers?

I am using the now unsupported Jaunty. However, I'm also running an older unsupported kernel which I wish to programme. i'm trying to make new system calls in kernel 2.6.21 and one of the new system ...
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Is it possible to alter and update the status icon of a running indicator applet?

I'm trying to create a simple application indicator that mimics the CPU load applet for the gnome-panel. I currently do this by updating (overwriting) the status icon of the indicator with the new ...
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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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Writing drivers & stuff: sources for learning

Are there good sources for learning how to write drivers for webcams, electronic devices and stuff for Linux? Besides reading the source code :P
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How can I listen to a specific signal in Rhythmbox?

I want to listen to the key press of lets say Ctrl+W in Rhythmbox, and call a functions if that happens. How can I do that in Python ?
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Auto indentation in Gedit

I'm using Gedit to program C and CPP, and I've enabled auto indentation in Edit->Pref. However, it still doesn't work. Is there anything I can do?
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libgtk2.0-common fails to build with Gdk-2.0.gir error, Type reference 'GdkPixbuf' not found

I'm trying to build gtk, but it fails. Here's what I'm doing: sudo apt-get build-dep libgtk2.0-common apt-get source libgtk2.0-common cd gtk+2.0-2.22.0/ gedit gtk/gtktreeview.c & #...editing a ...
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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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How to get Eclipse plugins working with Software Center based installation

I installed Eclipse from the Software Center. Then I installed a "Aptana" plugin by using: Help -> Install -> New Software. The plugin installed and Eclipse restarted, but I can't see any of the ...