Oct 12 2014

Creating a unique set of icons for an Android application in Ubuntu

Category: graphical desktopdublinads @ 10:35 am

I am looking at creating a set of icons for an Android application. First step will be to produce an original icon definition in 2D by following the instructions in this tutorial


The second part will be using Android’s Asset Studio to create an icon set



Aug 04 2014

An on-screen keyboard application for Xubuntu Precise (XFCE)

Category: administrative tools,graphical desktopdublinads @ 11:31 pm

I wanted a quick onscreen keyboard for an Xubuntu system that had a faulty keyboard (I only had a mouse).

Here are the steps to set up under Xubuntu Precise.

  • From the command line,  add the ‘florence’ package ppa
 sudo add-apt-repository ppa:jools/joggler
  • update package repository information
sudo apt-get update
  •  Install the Florence virtual keyboard
sudo apt-get install florence

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Nov 15 2013

Missing mscorlib.dll for a simple WinForms application in Lubuntu Raring 13.04

Category: graphical desktop,subversiondublinads @ 9:30 pm

I wanted to execute the DownloadSVN.exe application from Linux but received the following error:

The assembly mscorlib.dll was not found or could not be loaded.The assembly mscorlib.dll was not found or could not be loaded. 
It should have been installed in the ‘/usr/lib/mono/2.0/mscorlib.dll’ directory.

This means that there are some components missing from the default installation of  Mono in Lubuntu. All I can see at ./usr/lib/mono/  are the gac and 4.0 folders.

I could have possibly recompiled the application, but instead, I decided to install the missing packages.

From the command line:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install  mono-complete

This is a 37Mb installation and it creates the required 2.0 folder.


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