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Zero Install is a decentralised cross-distribution software installation system



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Zero Install is a decentralised cross-distribution software installation system. Create one package that works everywhere! With dependency handling and automatic updates, full support for shared libraries, and integration with native package managers


Features

    Anyone can distribute software (decentralised)
    Automatic updates
    Dependency handling
    Linux, MacOS X, Windows and Unix
    Security (GPG signatures, side-effect-free)


Anyone can distribute software If you have a web-site, you can distribute your software;
 Create one package that works everywhere;
 With dependency handling and automatic updates;
 There is no central point of control





 
Security is central Installing a word-processor doesn't grant it administrator access;
 Digital signatures are always checked before new software is run;
 Users share libraries without having to trust each other;
 Use with sandboxes and virtualisation is easy




 
You control your own computer  You don't have to guess what happens during installation;
 Mix and match stable and experimental programs on a single system
 
[/q] 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, Mac OS X, Unix and Windows systems. It is fully Open Source.


http://zero-install.sourceforge.net/

https://sourceforge.net/projects/zero-install/

« Last Edit: September 30, 2014, 09:05:39 PM by Software Santa »

 

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