Saturday, October 8, 2011

Developing Ubuntu Applications with Quickly : My Quicklier Project part 2

Hi guys,

This is part 2 of my tutorial series about Python and my project Quicklier.

In this tutorial we learn how to run terminal commands from python and since we're doing a front end for Quickly we will run Quickly commands from python.

For this we will be using the Popen function from the "subprocess" module.

For more tutorial videos about Quickly and the creation of my project check out My Quicklier Project

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Android SSH Server

Hello everyone,

After watching this video : and liked the SSH part of that video i looked on and the Android market for and SSH Server app for my phone and surely enough i found one. This is a quick demo of that app.

Very easy to copy files to your phone without having to connect it to your PC via USB.


Sunday, October 2, 2011

Ubuntu Introduction to Quickly and Python

And my project has started. I made a small introductory tutorial about working with Quickly and Python.

For more tutorial videos about Quickly and the creation of my project check out My Quicklier Project

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Ubuntu - Microphone not working after installing recordmydesktop

So i ran into a little problem after installing recordmydesktop and choosing jack as the audio source. I don't know what it did but my microphone wouldn't work after that. I tried everything under troubleshooting sound problems on the ubuntu site but no luck. I don't have a quick and easy solution but what i did was to completely remove pulseaudio and jackd and everything linked to these and then reinstall both.

Don't know if recordmydesktop is broken or something on my Ubuntu 11.04 but i will never install that again, at least not on my setup wich is using Jack and Pulseaudio together.

A good alternative for screen recording with sound is ffmpeg.

Kris over at did a nice script to start screen recording with ffmpeg :

But i ran into a problem with this script aswell, there was a lot of background noise and choppy sounds. The solution for me was to change "-i hw:0,0" to "-i pulse" wich would use pulseaudio as a sound input wich is routed to PulseAudio Jack Source wich is receiving input from my microphone.

Hope this helps as i couldn't find anything on the internet about this problem.


Friday, September 30, 2011

Develop Ubuntu Applications With Quickly

Quickly has been around for a while now and since Canonical just launched the Ubuntu Developer site i thought i'd give it a try and it also is a reason for me to learn Python.

My first project will be to create a small GUI for Quickly and publish it in the Ubuntu Software Center to make it available for people who don't like to type in the terminal every time they want Quickly to do something.

Canonical does have an "admittance" policy in place meaning they will review each app that gets submitted and only if it gets approved it will be published in the software center. I'm curious if my little project will make it there :)

If you also are looking to get into ubuntu applications development using Quickly you can get Quickly from the repositories.

Useful links :

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Ze start

Since this is my first post on my blog, i'll just say hello! Stuff will be coming.