A decentralised cross-platform software installation system.

Works on Linux, Windows and macOS. Fully open source.

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Run apps with a single click
Run applications without having to install them first.
Control everything from a command-line or graphical interface.
You control your own computer
You don't have to guess what happens during installation.
Mix and match stable and experimental apps on a single system.
Anyone can distribute software
Create one package that works on multiple platforms.
Publish on any static web host; no central point of control.
With dependency handling and automatic updates.
Security is central
Installing an app doesn't grant it administrator access.
Digital signatures are always checked before new software is run.
Apps can share libraries without having to trust each other.
News
Mar 2022
Zero Install for Windows 2.23.0 released. Adds <remove-hook> capability, improves filtering apps in the GUI, adds translations, fixes some bugs.
0repo 0.13 released. This uses the default Git committer and author if no GnuPG key is specified, improves the feed and catalog stylesheets.
Jan 2022
Zero Install for Windows 2.22.0 released. Updates icons in the background and adds support for feed-specific branding in the download window and the tray icon.
Nov 2021
Zero Install for Windows 2.21.0 released. Adds automatic self-updating, staged rollouts and various improvements to desktop integration.
Sep 2021
Zero Install for Windows 2.20.0 released. Extracts archives and calculates digests while downloading.