Anyone can distribute software
If you have a web-site, you can distribute your software;
Security is central
Installing a word-processor doesn't grant it administrator access;
You control your own computer
You don't have to guess what happens during installation;
Zero Install is a decentralised cross-distribution software installation system. Other features include full support for shared libraries (with a SAT solver for dependency resolution), sharing between users, and integration with native platform package managers. It supports both binary and source packages, and works on Linux, OS X, Unix and Windows systems. It is fully Open Source.
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- May 2019
- 0install 2.14.1 released, fixing a bug handling HTTP redirects when using HTTP/2. 0compile 1.5 released, fixing some minor bugs.
- Apr 2019
- 0install 2.14 released, adding support for the <package-implementation version=...> attribute and converting the build system to Dune.
- Jul 2018
- 0install 2.13 released, adding support for <file executable='true'>, and 0install 2.15 for Windows, with various changes including support for <executable-in-*> in <command>s.
- May 2018
- The main 0install.net web-site now supports https (due to GitHub adding support for it on custom domains).
- Apr 2018
- 0repo 0.6 released. This adds a new "0repo modify" command, which makes it easy to promote a release to "stable", and fixes an error about multiple sub-keys when used with newer versions of gpg.