Questions tagged [crossplatform]

Cross-platform or "multi-platform", is an attribute conferred to computer software or computing methods and concepts that are implemented and inter-operate on multiple computer platforms. Example: LibreOffice is a cross-platform piece of software.

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migrating to ubuntu as a developer

I develop applications for Windows users in my office. My coworkers only know Windows and never heard of Linux. I love Linux, I love the control and performance it offers me, and would like to start ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 - Recover data from MySQL by moving data folder into Win64 server

my Ubuntu 16.04 machine refuses to boot anymore and I'm trying to recover the MySQL data folder. The MySQL version seems to be 8.0.18 (it was a Bitnami LAMP 7.3.15-0). My first attempt was to move ...
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How to compile .so file in Ubuntu with GLIBC_2.27

I have an executable and some .so file in Ubuntu 20.04 but I need to use these .so files in Ubuntu 18.04. Now, when I try to copy and use these .so files in Ubuntu 18.04, it is giving me error which ...
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A true cross-platform handwriting app

MS OneNote is nice, but its snap counterpart on Ubuntu is kind of meh. Xournal++ is awesome and has now a mobile version. Except, so far it's just beta and drawing gets jerky after a couple of lines ...
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Why can't I install coreutils:armhf alongside coreutils

I am trying to install coreutils:armhf on my machine I am cross compiling for armhf architecture. When I execute sudo apt-get install coreutils:armhf Ubuntu tells me WARNING: The following essential ...
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Ubuntu 18.04: error while loading shared libraries: libstdc++.so.6 during cross platform compilation

I'm experience very strange error on Ubuntu 18.04 while doing cross compilation: "arm-hisiv400-linux-gnueabi-g++: error while loading shared libraries: libstdc++.so.6: cannot open shared object ...
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arm64 packages not installed into arm64 sysroot, so CMake doesn't find them

I need to cross compile an application, using CMake. I install the toolchain packages and the arm64 versions of my dependencies. Looks like the sysroot is in /usr/aarch64-linux-gnu, which contains ...
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How to check if PDF document has been signed (probably with Adobe)?

I'm on Xubuntu 18.04.4 LTS. I received a document, then forwarded it to other people who should be able to modify it. However digital signatures might prevent that. How do I check if Adobe was used to ...
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is there a way to cross-platform encrypt a drive, so my disk works across macOS and Linux?

I've been working on an SNES-Styled RPG video game project for the past 2 years now, and shortly after I purchased my first flagship laptop, an i7 Dell Inspiron 7570 currently running Ubuntu 19.04 ...
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Is it possible to convert linux icon themes into windows compatible icon themes?

I don't even know if Windows has "icon themes" per se, but I've used the third party application "Icon Packager" and "Icon Developer" in the past to make and package icon sets for Windows use. The ...
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Email Client for Linux and Android [closed]

I have just made the switch from Windows to Ubuntu. This was after finding out how much Microsoft saves of my information. Anyway, I was using Outlook for all emails and calendar appointments on ...
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Hard drive shared between Linux and Windows [duplicate]

I have a dual boot system and an empty hard drive. I want to access this drive from both systems. How can I achieve this?
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Ubuntu 16.04 cross debootstrap - Emulating x86 on ARM64 platform

I'm running Ubuntu 16.04 on my ARM64 platform. I'd like to run x86 code over that platform. Can I use cross debootstrap to run x86 Ubuntu under chroot (using Qemu for example)? Is there a tutorial for ...
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Auto remove tab-indents from everything I paste into the Ubuntu CLI?

Is there a utility I could install that will automatically remove ("sift") any tabulation indents from code blocks and heredocuments I paste into the Ubuntu CLI? For example, if I paste: ( ...
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How to delete carriage returns from Nano?

I copied something from Windows to Nano in WSL and it included carriage returns (CR characters). Even though I removed all carriage returns with the text editor (Notepad++) these are still added after ...
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Cross-Platform PDF reader and editor?

I constantly switch between Windows and Ubuntu and I usually add comments and/or bookmarks in my PDF documents. Now I'm using Adobe PDF and Okular, but the bookmarks, comments and highlighting are not ...
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How do I create a snap for a MonoGame application?

I've been going through the snapcraft documentation and examples and I'm still really confused about how to go about creating my snapcraft.yaml file. Basically I have a folder with my game in it. ...
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KeePassX - cross platform

I have recently installed KeePassX on my Ubuntu desktop, and I noticed that it only requires a master key to login. There is no email or signup required. Because of this, I was questioning its ...
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Can gpsd change the firmware of a gps receiver?

A while ago, I've tested the Global Sat BU-353-S4 gps receiver on Windows 7 and worked well when tested with software that used it. At the same time, it did not work on Ubuntu, followed many ...
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Software/games compatibility with Ubuntu from Windows platform w/out emulator

I would like to know if anyone has come across a stable and reliable Windows emulator for software only available to Windows platform for Ubuntu? I know there is WINE, but still wondering about ...
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I cant install any program in In ubuntu 14.04 due to zte modem ui PLEASE HELP

Whenever i try to install anything following error comes (Reading database ... 162729 files and directories currently installed.) Removing crossplatformui (2.0.6) ... ztemtvcdromd: no process found ...
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Can I somehow avoid having two versions of Steam?

So, I've recently moved from Window$ (again), and I'd like to move my game library over. I've already installed Steam for Linux (so I can play supported games natively), but now I have to install ...
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Use (Windows) BitLocker-encrypted drive on Ubuntu

How could I mount my BitLocker encrypted drive on Ubuntu? I have checked the Wine website, and it had no BitLocker support, and I have no idea how to install Dislocker on my computer. I can not ...
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How about Windows Softwares [duplicate]

If I have Windows 7 Pro in a partition and Ubuntu 14.04 in a other partition, I can emulate the windows in my partition using Ubuntu? and if not, when windows software become available for Ubuntu? (...
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How to achieve a "one size fits all" Ubuntu USB which doesn't have many hardware issues on different computers

I've successfully fully installed Ubuntu onto a USB which can boot on my Macbook Air and Windows PC (and hopefully anywhere else). I'm putting Ubuntu on this USB so I can use it anywhere, on anybody's ...
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Do the amd64+mac versions of Ubuntu work on Windows too? [duplicate]

I've been pulling my hair out trying to get a full Ubuntu installation running on my USB, and I think I just got it working for Windows (by disconnecting my hard drives during Live CD installation...)....
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Is it possible to run Tango mobile messaging on 14.04

Is there is a way to run Tango on current version of Ubuntu.
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'Todo list' type of app for Windows AND Ubuntu?

I need some recommendations on a good todo list type of app that works on Windows and Ubuntu. I would like to keep track of my assignment's due dates across both OS.
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What is the /opt/mingw64 /opt/mingw32 equivalent for Ubuntu

Many manuals and tutorials about cross compiling windows binaries with the MinGW toolchain pointing out /opt/mingw64 or /opt/mingw32. E.g. like this $ sudo PATH=$PATH:/opt/mingw64/bin make install ...
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Free download manager (using wine) browser (in ubuntu) integration?

i'm a new windows to Linux immigrant. I personally love Free download manager (.exe) for downloading. i installed it on Ubuntu using wine. it works perfectly. but how do i configure for browser ...
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I have problem while installation with packages [duplicate]

This is the error while installing packages: dpkg: error processing crossplatformui (--configure): subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 2
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Are Ubuntu Phone apps compatible across different devices? And if yes, how?

I know that Android apps are developed in Java because running all applications in a virtual machine grants less compatibility issues. IOS instead uses objective-C because it is developed to run just ...
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Are there other applications beside Nitroshare to send files between computers on the same LAN?

I have tried Nitroshare and had appreciated the simple way to install in order to transfer files between my devices with different OS-es. But, given the fact that Nitroshare has some bug/limitation (...
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Is Nitroshare transfer limited to a certain file size?

I have recently seen Nitroshare promoted on this site and have installed it in Ubuntu (Xubuntu 12.10) and Win7. I was able to transfer files but only up to a certain size. I have not tested with very ...
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Will Ubuntu QML apps be cross-platform?

I am creating a voice-chat app for Ubuntu using the Ubuntu SDK; will it work on windows and mac in the future? If not, I will be switching from using the SDK to plain Qt or GTK.
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What's the best way to add native-looking links to my NTFS data partition?

I have many documents, backups, movies, photos which I have in a Windows data partition (D: drive) that is on the same box as my Ubuntu installation. I want to be able to use this from Ubuntu, with ...
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Will Android apps be compatible with the Ubuntu Phone OS?

I have heard that there is some similarity in the code used for both Ubuntu and Android programs, but has there been any mention in all the recent publicity over the forthcoming Ubuntu OS for phones, ...
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Multiparty video conferencing between Linux/Windows?

I have a group of friends that we are often physically separate, but we like to play old school table top RPG's. A video conferencing solution seems ideal for this. What we need is cross platform, ...
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Which file system do I select for sharing files between Windows and Ubuntu?

Presently in the install (USB stick) for 32-bit Ubuntu 12.04.1. Want to have dual-boot capabilities between Windows 7 and Ubuntu. Have partitioned hard drive with Windows System (sda1), Windows OS (...
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Can apps created using Quickly for Ubuntu be used in Windows or Mac?

Like the topic or how to develop cross platform application based on html and css with system files dealing? I used to use wxpython, but after several web development projects it scares me. I love ...
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What Ubuntu applications run on the Nexus 7? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Does the Nexus 7 version of Ubuntu support the same software as the desktop version? Can we really use all ubuntu applications on nexus 7 when ubuntu core has been installed ...
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How to install flash for windows application with crossover or wine?

I am currently using crossover to run windows application. It is a flash application compiled to .exe. I ran the application and it shows, "Failed to Load flash player" How do I fix that problem? ...
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How to install "PC Companion" software of Sony Xperia?

I've successfully installed "PC Companion" Sony Xperia in Windows. Has anyone been able to install pc companion sony xperia in within Ubuntu or any other Linux distro?
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PDF Editor that Can Save Annotation and Comments for Other Platforms and Viewers [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I highlight PDFs? I am using Ubuntu 12.04. I collaborate with others on academic papers and they frequently send PDF versions of the document we are working on with ...
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What is a good folder structure for multi-platform distribution of a Python application? [closed]

Sorry about the wall of text, but I am trying to provide a good background to my question. Actually, there are like a million questions here because I am utterly confused. I recently learned some ...
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Documents stored on separate internal drive, Ubuntu doesn't notice on startup

My machine has Windows 7 Ultimate x64 and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS running side-by-side on a single hard drive with GRUB bootloader, each with 500 GB storage. I keep my personal documents on a separate 1TB ...
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Which is the best virtual software for running latest windows program [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What's the friendliest virtualization solution? Which is the best virtual platform should I install to run latest Windows program like MS-Office , Adobe Photoshop cs4, etc....
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How to encrypt files using a cross-platform solution?

What programs can be used to encrypt files that could subsequently be decrypted on any OS? For instance, it should then be possible to easily decrypt the encrypted files under Linux, Windows, OS X, ...
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How to access Ubuntu Files from Windows on a dual-boot machine [duplicate]

I am running a dual-boot with Windows XP and Ubuntu 11.04. Ubuntu has Open Office as part of the install. Occasionally, when using XP, I need to work on a spreadsheet or other Open Office document ...
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How do I port software that I have written for Windows to Ubuntu?

I have written software packages for the Windows platform. I want to change to Ubuntu. At the moment I use Visual Basic and Access Databases. Can anyone suggest What I should use to rewrite my ...
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