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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RE[3]: Looks interesting
by Morgan on Wed 6th Mar 2013 08:56 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Looks interesting"
Morgan
Member since:
2005-06-29

I don't blame you; like I said I was far from impressed. I do like the concept (in fact I would love to see something like that for Haiku) but the implementation so far is just not good at all.

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RE[4]: Looks interesting
by Tom5 on Wed 6th Mar 2013 11:14 in reply to "RE[3]: Looks interesting"
Tom5 Member since:
2005-09-17

The site hosting the Windows version seems to be having trouble. However, there's a mirror here:

http://downloads.sourceforge.net/project/zero-install/0install/1.14... zero-install-1.14.2.exe (SourceForge)

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RE[5]: Looks interesting
by avgalen on Wed 6th Mar 2013 11:50 in reply to "RE[4]: Looks interesting"
avgalen Member since:
2010-09-23

Thanks for the mirror, but I saw that version 1.14 was there just 1 hour ago and hasn't been downloaded by anyone (you put it there especially for me?)

All newer versions seem only for Linux, so it seems clear where the focus of this project is.

And again, a zero-installer that requires an installer and cannot even provide that simply screams "stay away, we don't want you as a user"

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