Linked by Tom5 on Tue 5th Mar 2013 22:01 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes 0install 2.0 is out today. Zero Install is a decentralised cross-platform software installation system, allowing software developers to publish programs directly from their own websites, while still supporting shared libraries, automatic updates, dependency handling and digital signatures. It complements, rather than replaces, the OS' package management. Departing from its traditional use of installing desktop applications, many of the new features were driven by requirements from the Ryppl project, which is using 0install as the package manager in a modular build system for C++ projects.
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Looks interesting
by avgalen on Wed 6th Mar 2013 01:45 UTC
avgalen
Member since:
2010-09-23

I use ninite a lot and wanted to see if this was similar or better. However, the download from http://0install.net/install-windows.html didn't start. I will try again later.

And it feels REALLY counterintuitive to download an installer from a website/product called 0install

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RE: Looks interesting
by Morgan on Wed 6th Mar 2013 02:57 in reply to "Looks interesting"
Morgan Member since:
2005-06-29

The download worked fine for me. But so far (at least on Windows) I'm not impressed at all. The "catalog" has a bare handful of programs, several of which are already available via Ninite. The only advantage I see over the latter service is the ability to run the program before downloading. However, that's a pretty slim advantage until the catalog is expanded beyond a few games and random PC tools.

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RE[2]: Looks interesting
by avgalen on Wed 6th Mar 2013 08:40 in reply to "RE: Looks interesting"
avgalen Member since:
2010-09-23

Clicked the link again from another browser and another internetconnection and still no download after 20 seconds. I am not going to use any "package manager" that cannot even get itself installed on my system

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