Results 1 to 10 of 10

Thread: Program Ideas

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    United States
    Beans
    76
    Distro
    Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin

    Post Program Ideas

    I am new to programming under Ubuntu, and I wanted to create a program to try it out. I have no (good) ideas and I was wonderng if anyone had any requests. Nothing is too hard, except maybe by physical limitation: no dish-washing, coffee-delivering, teleporting, etc. (sorry!)

    I'm using Quickly, by the way. More info on Quickly: http://developer.ubuntu.com/get-started/
    Last edited by andycastille; June 8th, 2012 at 04:55 AM.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Liberty, NC
    Beans
    329
    Distro
    Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin

    Re: Program Ideas

    Quote Originally Posted by andycastille View Post
    I am new to programming under Ubuntu, and I wanted to create a program to try it out. I have no (good) ideas and I was wonderng if anyone had any requests. Nothing is too hard, except maybe by physical limitation: no dish-washing, coffee-delivering, teleporting, etc. (sorry!)

    I'm using Quickly, by the way. More info on Quickly: http://developer.ubuntu.com/get-started/
    how about an antivirus program, something different from clam, or perhaps a parental control program.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Beans
    Hidden!
    Distro
    Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin

    Re: Program Ideas

    How about a universal printer driver?
    There is always a way, but it might not be the best way, or your way!

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Algeria
    Beans
    41
    Distro
    Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat

    Re: Program Ideas

    a nice 2D plateform game

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Finland
    Beans
    252
    Distro
    Ubuntu

    Re: Program Ideas

    Quote Originally Posted by rostom_zer View Post
    a nice 2D plateform game
    Yes...with a kick-*** soundtrack, like the good old DOS games used to have!

    Anyways, you said yourself to be "new to programming" on Ubuntu...does that mean you are new to programming in general, or just new to using Linux as a platform?

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Western Australia
    Beans
    11,318
    Distro
    Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin

    Re: Program Ideas

    How about a specialist internet radio client?
    I try to treat the cause, not the symptom. I avoid the terminal in instructions, unless it's easier or necessary. My instructions will work within the Ubuntu system, instead of breaking or subverting it. Those are the three guarantees to the helpee.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    United Kingdom
    Beans
    Hidden!
    Distro
    Lubuntu Development Release

    Re: Program Ideas

    Find something that niggles.

    Also, new projects aren't necessarily the best, unless you've found an obvious gap. Try contributing to a small project to start with, and work up to bigger things. It really depends on your style, you might like to work on something like libreoffice or like apache, depending on your preference.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    United States
    Beans
    76
    Distro
    Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin

    Cool Re: Program Ideas

    Quote Originally Posted by 123456789123456789123456 View Post
    how about an antivirus program, something different from clam, or perhaps a parental control program.
    I have found that Ubuntu is very lacking in the parental controls department. This would be a great idea. I have no Ubuntu programming experience (though I do know Python) and have no starting point for how the program will work, or any of the coding. I take back the "nothing is too hard" that I said earlier. I will do my best!

    UPDATE: Nevermind, there is this. Moving on...
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=843510
    Last edited by andycastille; June 8th, 2012 at 08:46 PM.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    Kerala, India
    Beans
    121
    Distro
    Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin

    Re: Program Ideas

    Why don't you try to do some program with your own creative thinking??????

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Ottawa, Canada
    Beans
    800
    Distro
    Xubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal

    Re: Program Ideas

    Now that file notes have been abandoned by Nautilus and the rest of Ubuntu, users have no way to add comments and descriptions to their files. An easy, built-in way to add such info to files and directories is with user extended attributes, accessible via CLI or with the nice eiciel GUI utility.

    Problem is, there is no way to search, filter and categorize these attributes and the files attached to them. A graphical tool to do that would be awesome!
    husband@wife$ make sandwich
    Permission denied
    husband@wife$ sudo make sandwich

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •