Wink for Ubuntu:Screencast software

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I wanted to start creating screen casts for not only my blog site but also for possible use on our website here at the University to aid to creating on-line instructions. I´ve looked at several sites which employed different solutions but I wanted something a little more turnkey in nature that ran on Linux with the least amount of file manipulation as possible. So I chose Wink from DebugMode.

Currently the newest version of Wink is v2.0 but is only available on Windows only. For Linux – they offer v1.5 – The author is trying to find time to update their software to 2.0 currently.

So to install you can use the synaptic package installer and search for wink or from the terminal prompt run:

sudo apt-get install wink

No shortcut will be created for you in the menu – you will need to create one to the wink executable file. The path is /usr/bin/wink.

You could launch the executable to test it from the terminal by using:


I´ll write more about Wink in a later post.


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