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 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.
- Apr 2015
- Version 2.7.2 for Windows released. This adds "auto-start" and "send-to" access points, "--add-standard" and "--add-all" options, "0install import-apps", a "--background" option to activate the tray icon, and a fix for the Could not find "implementation-dirs error.
- Feb 2015
- The --may-compile feature is now merged. This means that the 0install solver can now find selections that require first compiling some of the components. This should be useful for people writing build tools (such as 0compile).