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[8]: Looks interesting
by Tom5 on Thu 7th Mar 2013 09:15 UTC in reply to "RE[7]: Looks interesting"
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Well, the original plan (back in 2003) was that 0install would come pre-installed with your Linux distribution. Programs distributed this way would then be zero install.

In a similar way, "zero install" web-applications still require an install if your computer didn't come with a web browser...

But renaming the project after ten years doesn't seem like a good use of limited volunteer time. Besides, if it becomes pre-installed by default in future, then we'd have to rename it back again...

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