Integrate "Apt-linker" into all Ubuntu Browsers
joao.pinto at getdeb.net
Thu Jul 15 11:43:50 UTC 2010
per https://wiki.ubuntu.com/SoftwareCenter#apturl there will be no way to
automatically launch an install operation without going through the software
information screen, is my interpretation correct ?
On Thu, Jul 15, 2010 at 11:59 AM, Matthew Paul Thomas <mpt at canonical.com>wrote:
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> Ryan Oram wrote on 12/07/10 19:28:
> > AptURL needs exposure and needs to become familiar to users. That
> > would be the goal of integration the Apt-Linker Greasemonkey script.
> > Instead of AptURLs being isolated to certain repository websites and
> > official forums, they would be everywhere Ubuntu users would seek help
> > and guidance. In doing so, it would remove one of the last reason
> > reasons in Ubuntu to use a command-line.
> A Greasemonkey script would work only for people already using Ubuntu
> (and using a browser that allows Greasemonkey scripts). It wouldn't do
> anything to make an apt: URL understandable for people who aren't using
> Ubuntu. Nor would it help CMSes such as WordPress that mangle apt: links.
> To get around this, we have apt.ubuntu.com and Ubuntu Software Center's
> "Edit" > "Copy Web Link" command. Unfortunately, it currently works only
> for Firefox, and doesn't yet give useful promotion to people not using
> Ubuntu. It would be great if someone could contribute the visual design,
> And in Ubuntu 10.10, apt: links will open in Ubuntu Software Center,
> rather than in a minimalist apturl window. This will be much more
> informative and obvious about what's going on.
> - --
> Matthew Paul Thomas
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