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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- Nov 2015
- 0install 2.10 released. This has several bug fixes and improvements for OS X, including support for finding the native make and Java 8 packages. The diagnostics now provide detailed information about why a feed was missing (didn't download, was empty, error from PackageKit, missing DBUS support, etc).
- Sep 2015
- 0install 2.9 and 2.9.1 released, adding a "0install select --may-compile" option and some bug fixes. Our Travis tests now also test on OS X and, as a result, our test-suite now passes there. There's also another effort to get the 0install Homebrew formula approved. 0install 2.9 for Windows was released, with many new features. 0template 0.3 was released, adding Windows support.
- Aug 2015
- 0publish 0.25 released, with Windows support and an XML namespacing fix. 0repo 0.4 released - new features include searching in the catalogue, a "0repo serve" command to test locally, and Windows support.
- Jul 2015
- 0install 2.8.1 and 2.8.2 for Windows released with some minor bug fixes. 0publish 0.15 released, adding Windows support.
- Jun 2015
- 0install 2.8 for Windows released. Changes: improve updating of stale feeds, automatically close running applications when removing them from the implementation cache, OneGet integration, more detailed --verbose console output, and many small tweaks and bugfixes.