Changeset 3253 stabilizes Galaxy's item sharing; items that can be shared are histories, workflows, and pages. There are now three types of sharing for items:
(1) sharing via email with other users (unchanged); (2) making an item accessible via link (similar to 'enable import via link'); and (3) publishing an item.
Sharing via email is unchanged; you can share item with individual users by specifying their email addresses.
Making an item accessible via link generates a human-readable link that can be shared with other people; via this link, users can view or import an item. Publishing an item makes the item accessible via link and lists the item's link in Galaxy's public repository so that anyone via browse or search for it.
Hence, in reference to a previous discussion about item sharing, it is now possible to generate a link for accessing an item but not publish the item's link.
This changeset is available now in our development repository and will make its way to our dist repository and our main server in the next week.
Comments, questions, and suggestions are welcome.