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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- Aug 2017
- 0watch released - this monitors an upstream site and adds new releases using 0template. 0template 0.5 released. This has better support for Windows and can generate archives automatically.
- Jun 2017
- 0install 2.13 for Windows released, including support for copy-from and extracting from .tar.xz archives.
- Apr 2017
- 0install 2.12.1 released. This is mainly small updates to the build to cope with various changes in upstream packages.
- Oct 2016
- 0install 2.12 released. This is mainly code cleanups and improvements to the build. A minor caching bug, which resulted in some unnecessary extra work being done, was fixed.
- Apr 2016
- 0install 2.11 for Windows released, with a new installer, support for .tar.xz archives, and some bug fixes. The OCaml code can now be built easily on Windows, using the new OPAM support.