mercoledì 7 marzo 2012

Presenting ApperURL

Presenting ApperURL

The apper protocol, or apperurl, is a very simple way to install a software package from a web browser.

On computers where apperurl is enabled, clicking on a special type of link on a web page starts the installation of a package available in the package repositories of this computer.

For example, from a web page, when a Archlinux/Chakra user clicks on the link apper://packageexample, the apperurl protocol will launch the package manager to propose the installation of the package called "packageexample" from the repositories available on the computer.

Please note that apperurl is not aimed at replacing the current system of repositories and package manager. It is a complementary method.

ApperURL requires Apper installed on the machine.

The package apperurl is actually available in testing repo of Chakra Linux.

After installing apperurl, close and reopen your browser, come back to this page and try clicking on the following images.

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