Zero Install is a decentralized cross-platform program installation system ready to use under the LGPL. It enables software developers to distribute programs straight from their own websites, while supporting common features from centralized distribution repositories like shared libraries, automatic updates and digital signatures. It is destined to complement, rather than change, the operating system’s package administration. 0install packages never intervene with those offered by the distribution.
Zero Install does not determine a new packaging format; unmodified zip archives or tarballs can be used. Alternatively, it determines an XML metadata format to define these packages and the dependencies among them. A unique metadata file can be used on numerous platforms (e.g. Ubuntu, Windows, Fedora, Debian, FreeBSD or Mac OS X).
Zero Install also has some attractive features not often found in usual package managers. For example, while it will share libraries when is possible, it can always install numerous versions of a package in parallel when there are opposing requirements.
- Neat and user friendly user interface, responsive and very stable.
- You can just run the program via the Zero Install system.
- Does not include all of the programs that you might want to install.
- No advanced search option.
|Developer||Bastian Eicher, Simon E. Silva Lauinger | see all products from this developer|
|Product Homepage||Zero Install|
|Last Week Downloads||1|
|All Time Downloads||231|
|OS Support||Windows All|
100% CLEAN Certification
Zero Install has been tested by Download82.com team against viruses, spyware, adware, trojan, backdoors and was found to be 100% clean. Our editors will recheck this software periodically to assure that it remains clean.