Quickly is a tool for creating applications based on templates. There's always more work we can do to make it better and keep pace with the platform.


Ubuntu is focused on opportunistic developer to create quick and fun apps for its platform.

User stories

Jono don't want to bother about manually pushing an SSH/GPG key to Launchpad, creating a PPA, or signing the CoC.

Brian wants quickly edit to use all the needed options for developing, but doesn't want to clutter his gedit environment when only writing a note.

Chris doesn't want to use Quickly on the command line.

Elaine wants to use Quickly to develop for Fedora.

Jill wants to use Quickly to develop a library that can be used by more than just Python apps.



  • Tighter Launchpad integration
    • Push GPG key
    • Push SSH key
    • Sign CoC
    • Create PPA
  • Dynamic gedit plugin activation (Blocked by support in gedit)

Tread Water

  • Port projects to PyGI (Python Gobject Introspection)
  • Port projects to GTK+ 3

New Work

  • Integrate with at least one IDE
    • Keep it simple first iteration, just to find changes we'd need to make to have this be easy
  • Add a Fedora/RPM template
    • Make it easier to write such templates (could stand to refactor template code a bit)
  • Add a Vala library template
  • Add a Unity lens template
  • Add optional libunity support (ala current optional indicator support)

Discussion Topics

  • Migration to PyGI and GTK+ 3 is not automatic
    • 'upgrade' warning?

Notes from UDS

LP work: still blocked, don't expect that to change
Gedit plugins: We still want it, upstream still wants it, but I don't think we want it bad enough to prioritize over other tasks
Need to upgrade Quickly Widgets to PyGI/GTK+3/Python3
 - But can't get XID(?)
 - Problems for PyGame too
100 Lens: can we help?  even after the fact?
 - We had a lens template by didrocks, but it needs to be updated to new API
= Action Items =
[mterry] Port projects to PyGI
[mterry] Port projects to GTK+ 3
[mterry] Port projects to Python 3
[mterry] Port quickly itself to PyGI
[mterry] Port quickly itself to GTK+ 3
[mterry] Port quickly itself to Python 3
[barry] Investigate 2to3 helper for quickly projects
[mterry] Talk to stephane about whether we still need /opt support
[mterry] Investigate whether we can get XID or not from PyGI, how it affects XID
[didrocks] Review Qt Quick template for acceptance
[jzellner] Review Qt Quick template for sensibleness/completeness
[didrocks] Convert blog post to proper template documentation to a dev.u.c tutorial about making a lens template
[didrocks] Add that lens template to Quickly
[rick-spencer3] Review code for stuff we can drop (maybe logging, maybe some of the stuff users can add)
[jml] Have QA run unit tests daily
[jml] Add more tests
[davidplanella] Update Quickly tutorial pictures
[mterry] Add a link to developer.ubuntu.com
[rick-spencer3] Write a tutorial for dev.u.c about adding pygame to normal ubuntu-application template (and maybe add some widgets to quickly widgets)
[didrocks] Add DBus mainloop to template if necessary



DesktopTeam/Specs/Precise/Quickly (last edited 2011-11-01 14:08:37 by mterry)