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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- 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.
- Dec 2017
- 0install 2.12.3 released. The main change is that the bug reporter now uses a new service (SourceForge no longer delivers email, so the old address had stopped working). There are also some minor improvements to the native package manager support on Debian, and code updates to work with OCaml 4.06 and Lwt 3.0. The web-site is now hosted on GitHub (the bug reporter was the only thing keeping us on SF). 0repo 0.5.2 was released, fixing some bugs.
- Sep 2017
0install 2.12.2 released. This fixes a bug handling large HTTP redirect pages and updates the build to cope with various upstream changes.
0repo 0.5 released. This provides better support for hosting on S3, has more configuration options to disable certain checks, and makes it easier to import missing archives.