Ubuntu's development tool, Quickly, to receive numerous improvements in Ubuntu 12.04 (UDS-P)
Quickly is a serious Ubuntu project designed with easy-to-use in mind, nevertheless, presenting automated actions that are to facilitate a piece-of-cake programing experience.
Quickly uses templates generated via command line, consequently, reducing the time spent on building apps and introducing developers in an already made infrastructure.
Installing Quickly is as simple as
sudo apt-get install quickly quickly-ubuntu-template
Diving into a desired app is as simple as
quickly create ubuntu-application mycustomapp
A folder mycustomapp is created in your home folder, waiting other predefined commands
Along with bash completion support, also comes the ability to publish packages to launchpad, letting other users to enjoy, contribute and have fun with the just created app.
Although Quickly is a strong tool at the moment, there are plans to be addressed and strengthened in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, plans talked and sketched at UDS-P:
- port to PyGI/Gtk+3/Python 3
- updated commnads
- possible acceptance of Qt Quick template
- updated tutorials, improved wiki "coverage", enhanced template documentation, spreading the word
If you are interested in Quickly's development of applications, visit the wiki page (lots of Youtube videos, too).
- Linux Kernel 3.2 to be shipped in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (UDS-P)
- Ubuntu 12.04 CD image to probably gain additional 50 MB space
- New themes and icons to probably land in or starting with Ubuntu 12.04 (UDS-P)
- Unity to probably receive improved multi monitor support, numerous quicklists and more in Ubuntu 12.04
- Meet Ubuntu 12.04 LTS' logo