Time for a Quickly reboot?

Quickly is the recommended tool for opportunistic developers on ubuntu. When we created it 3 years ago, we made some opinionated choices, which is the essence of the project. We had back then a lot of good press coverage and feedbacks (Linux Weekly News, arstechnica, Zdnet, Maximum PC review, Shot of jak and some more I can’t find on top of my head…) Some choices were good, some were wrong and we adapted to the emerging needs that happened along the road.

Quickly: a path forward?

Seeing the amount of interests we saw around Quickly the past last years was really awesome! Now that we have some more detailed view on how people are using the tool, it’s time to collect and think about those data to see how we can improve Quickly. With all the new tools available like hangouts on air, it can be also now time to experiment how we can use them and use this opportunity to have a very open collaboration process as well as trying to attract more people to contribute to it.

Quickly 0.4.1 is out!

0.4.1 is a bug fixing release and will be the one in lucid final. It contains of course all the goodness of 0.4 version plus some bug fixes that early users encountered: remove ~/.selected_editor detection. Introduced confusion for users who doesn't understand why (nano, most of the time), was triggered instead of gedit (LP: #565586). It's still possible to override the choosen editor with EDITOR or SELECTED_EDITOR environment variables. fix gpg key creation with no email address.

Quickly 0.4 available in lucid!

I'm proud to announce the availability of Quickly 0.4 in lucid. This new release brings shiny new features (more than 6 months of heavy development), lowering again the barrier for opportunistic developers. Development should just be easy and fun! Thanks to all awesome contributors making this release happened: Philip Peitsch, Petar Vasić, Jens Persson, Łukasz Jernaś Brian, Jonathan Lange and Shane Fagan. Special kudos to Rick Spencer for his continue devotion to opportunistic development and making quickly-widgets.

Build your application quickly with Quickly: Inside Quickly part 9

We are now almost ready to land! Here is the last part of this long suit of blog posts about Quickly. Packaging your project It's the last, but not the least issue when you are writing your software: once your application is functional, you surely want to enable other users to install it. Well, you can give it into a tar.gz and run from a trunk, but what about creating a nice package, containing all dependency information for you[1]?

Build your application quickly with Quickly: Inside Quickly part 8

You have now your amazing and remarkable new Quickly "ubuntu-project" templated project but don't know how to start hacking on it? Here are some tips for you, just there, keep on! Modifying your ubuntu-project edit command Quickly edit is a convenient command to open all of your python files contained in your project in your default editor, ready for editing. Just run: $ quickly edit anywhere in your project tree.

Build your application quickly with Quickly: Inside Quickly part 7

We previously saw the general concepts around Quickly and more particular its core. So, now, it's time to dive into the different commands of the first Quickly template which is ubuntu-project. What brings me ubuntu-project template? To make programming easy and fun, we've made some opinionated[1] choices about what tools, apis, etc.. to use. In a nutshell: Python for the language pygtk for the UI framework Glade for the UI editor Gedit for the code editor (though this is easy for you to change if you choose another one) bzr for version control Launchpad for code hosting desktopcouch for storage/database (!