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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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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Native, FOSS GUI prototyping tools? [duplicate]

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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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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What advantages does Ubuntu have over Windows 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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Is there an easy way to log all activity that a shell script does?

Is there an easy way to log all activity that occurs from a shell script to a file? I have a script. It outputs things like echo "instructions", as well as other program output. I know the commands: ...
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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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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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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 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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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 editor is as good as TextPad for compiling and running Java programs?

I want an editor that is as good as TextPad (for Windows) for compiling and running Java programs on Ubuntu 12.04. Please suggest one.
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Is there a programmable way to tell if the screen is locked?

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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How do I get C++ to work with Code:Blocks?

I installed code blocks, selected a GNU/gcc compiler, and created a new empty project and file. When I try to execute a basic Hello World program, no console window pops up and no errors are ...
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Installing a program on a ubuntu touch phone

I searched on the website but didn't found an answer. I heard a lot that developing an application with C, C++ or anything else. Is it really possible ? What I mean : Imagine I develop a program in ...
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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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Dell Inspiron 15 5559 hangs at shutdown, wierd start ups

I just bought a new Dell machine. It's awesome! It has a 6th Gen Intel i5, Radeon M335 (4gb ddr3), 8gb of ram< win 10. Nothing special, but still quite good. Anyways I wanted to install Ubuntu on ...
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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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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 compile and run a COBOL program?

Can anybody explain me how to compile and run a COBOL program in Ubuntu? I have never written any program in Ubuntu. Please, give me a simple program to compile and run.
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How do I detect when my system wakes up from suspend via DBus or similar in a python app?

In a background Python script I need to detect, when the system just woke up from suspend. What is a good way that does not rely on a root script but rather on python modules such as DBus? I'm new to ...
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Installing a comprehensive LAPACK implementation under Ubuntu

I would like to ask how to properly install a comprehensive LAPACK package as e.g. is offered by the Gentoo package 'sci-libs/clapack' within a Ubuntu environment. I am not talking about atlas here, ...
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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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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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What do I need to start programming? [closed]

I am a brand new engineering student, my teacher told us that we need to program in C++, I am new to programming and to Ubuntu, I am installing the latest version of Ubuntu but I would like to know ...
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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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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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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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Where is Python source code?

I have Python 2.7 installed for learning purposes (I'm a starting programmer reading 'Learn Python The Hard Way') and wanted to know how some things were done. I installed it from Synaptic and want ...
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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 I can monitor new files in a directory and move/rename them into another directory?

A program generates output textfiles, named output.txt, after every 15th iteration of a certain process. Doing so, it overwrites the last output.txt. I want to keep the files however, and I can't ...