Questions about programming for and on Ubuntu.

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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 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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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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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 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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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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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 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 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 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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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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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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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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Any PPAs for Google's Go Language?

Do you know of any URLs for PPAs of Google's Go Language?
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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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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 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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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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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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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 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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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 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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User guide for users migrating from Windows?

I am new user for ubuntu. I want to use ubuntu for my python development. I used windows7 for .net development. Is there any guide which help me in migration from Windows to Ubuntu?
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Wanting to start development for Ubuntu (and most Linux distributions in general), which is suitable? Python or Vala? [closed]

I'm a computer science graduate, and learned languages like C, C++, C# and Java. Though I have more experience with Java. I want to develop for Linux and I'd prefer to develop for GNOME, I'm confused ...
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Putting an arbitrary gtk.Widget into an appindicator.Indicator

Putting any gtk.Widget inside a gtk.Menu works, somewhat, by putting an empty gtk.MenuItem in first. It doesn't seem to be reliable - but it basically works. With an appindicator.Indicator, it doesn't ...
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How to enable overlay scrollbars in my app?

I'm testing my app in Natty 2nd beta, in which most applications are showing the new overlay scroolbars, I guess only non-native GTK apps can't show it (like LibreOffice or Firefox). My app is coded ...
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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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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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Which IDE should I use for Vala?

I think the title explains it already...
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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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Why won't strace/gdb attach to a process even though I'm root?

I logged in as root but strace gives me this: root@kyznecov-System:/home/kyznecov# ps -e | grep 111 3807 pts/2 00:00:00 111 3810 pts/2 00:00:00 111 root@kyznecov-System:/home/kyznecov# ...
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How can I get tab-completion in the interactive Python interpreter?

I often use Python 3000's interactive interpreter, but it's missing the convenience of tab-completion I'm used to from ipython, which isn't available for Python 3.x. How do I enable tab completion in ...
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Bash comparison and expression operators

I'm new to bash programming. I've read two good, long guides, but they made a mess in my head about operators and keywords. Which are more commonly and widely used? I don't know when to use which ...
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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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Which language is ubuntu-desktop mostly coded in?

I heard it is Python
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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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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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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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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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How do I set up an OpenGL programming environment?

I want to setup openGL programming environment on ubuntu. What packages or tools I should install and what is the best way of getting into openGL as a newbie.
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How Can I Add, and Use, a Color Scheme for Geany?

I have found that one of my favorite text editors for programming is Geany, however the default color scheme is very bright and hurts my eyes when programming for awhile. There are other color schemes ...
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How to add a pygtk Widget to the Glade palette?

Say I've created a gtk Widget like this: class AwesomeTextView (gtk.TextView): def set_font(self, font_description): self.modify_font(pango.FontDescription(font_description)) How can I ...
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How can I run gedit with a different configuration

I want to use gedit as a programming IDE and as a regular text editor. Would I be able to make some .desktop file to load a different configuration?
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Can I write programs in C# on Ubuntu?

I am forced to learn and practice C#, is there any applications that support and can be used to write programs in C#?
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How are the programs in /bin directory compiled into a non-readable format?

I've noticed that most of my commands/programs in the /bin directory are compiled. I wish to duplicate this non-readable code format myself. Can someone tell me why and/or how these programs get this ...
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Assembler similar to TASM on Ubuntu

I have an HP computer running 64-bit Ubuntu, so you could say Intel. I'm taking a assembly course at the university. The instructor wants us to use TASM. While it may run on wine I'm not sure about ...
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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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PYGTK to PYGI: gtk.timeout_add equivalent

I have converted some Python code to use PYGI but I can't figure out how to convert this line: gtk.timeout_add(PING_FREQUENCY * 1000, self.doWork) To by clear, since I don't really know the ...
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How do you create indicators?

Where could I find some documentation?