Fwd: [announcement] apt links on the wiki

Jim Campbell jwcampbell at ubuntu.com
Thu Apr 9 12:55:17 UTC 2009

Hi All,

I wanted to let you know that apt-urls are now available on the wiki,
so you can include a link that will, when clicked by a user visiting a
wiki page, prompt them to install a particular package.

As an example of the wiki syntax, entering this into the wiki:

[[apt:geany|install geany]]

will provide a link that says, "install geany."  As mentioned,
clicking on the link will prompt the user to install the software.

I just wanted the team to be aware of this additional functionality
when editing wiki pages.  It certainly can make things easier for
end-users.  Thanks, all.  :-)


---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Matthew East <mdke at ubuntu.com>
Date: Thu, Apr 9, 2009 at 5:21 AM
Subject: [announcement] apt links on the wiki
To: ubuntu-doc <ubuntu-doc at lists.ubuntu.com>
Cc: yann_ubuntu-1 at yahoo.fr

Further to previous discussions, the sysadmins have now actioned this
and apt links are now possible on the Ubuntu documentation wiki (as
well as the Ubuntu team wiki).

I'll take care of adapting our internal documentation (WikiGuide) to
reflect this new feature, and I look forward to seeing these links in
action on the wiki.

Matthew East
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