Some of you may have seen some recent posts around the Ubuntu Planet about the new AptURL project that is default in Ubuntu 7.10 “Gutsy”. I wanted to make a few comments about it myself after tinkering with it a little. I think the project and idea is pretty cool and I hope it sees some more use.
I may be updating my blog in the future to take advantage of AptURL. I suppose to maintain backwards compatibility I’ll need to use both, but we may begin seeing tutorials along these lines:
Installing non-free codec pack
sudo aptitude install ubuntu-restricted-extras
For those using Ubuntu 7.10 you should be able to simply click the link and the package should prompt for installation. If it does not try installing the apturl package. Those still using previous versions will still need to type the command on the command line.
Does anyone have any thoughts on seeing this on the blog moving forward? Good? Bad? Indifferent? I think it may make some tutorials a bit simpler for some users.