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Vamos project allows computers to run software directly from the network, without installations.
Vamos software allows computers to run software directly from the network, without installations. The software is stored on servers and is centrally maintained without the user's effort or attention.

rootz is a new no install system that works differently. It mounts complete live systems over the web, and make them available locally. With rootz you can attach your local linux system to various livecds and simply run applications without any installation.

rootz is connected to the desired image (iso or squashfs), and uses rootz:// links to launch applications. The main advantage of this system, is that it uses unchanged official software without any repackaging (as opposed to klik, zero install or autopackage). Moreover, it is a true "on demand" mechanism that does not require full download of the software but fetches only the needed files. rootz can set up multiple isolated chroot environments, so it is possible run stable application side by side with new bleeding edge software.

Installation:

as non-root:
wget http://vamosproject.com/upload/rootz/install -O -| sh

Setup

The syntax is: rootz url.of.iso/.squash mountpoint

Examples:

Vamos client:
sudo mkdir /mnt/vamos
sudo ~/rootz/rootz http://vamosproject.com/upload/vamos-client-1.0b.squashfs /mnt/vamos

From this chroot you can run frozen bubble
Ubunutu Feisty Fawn:
sudo mkdir /mnt/feisty
sudo ~/rootz/rootz http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/cdimage/releases/feisty/herd-2/feisty-desktop-i386.iso /mnt/feisty

From this chroot you can run gaim
Debian Live with XFCE:
sudo mkdir /mnt/debian-live
sudo ~/rootz/rootz http://live.debian.net/daily-builds/current/i386/debian-live-sid-i386-xfce-desktop.iso /mnt/debian-live

From this chroot you can run thunar
Ubuntu "Ultimate":
sudo mkdir /mnt/ultimate
sudo ~/rootz/rootz http://fly5.pp.fi/ultimate/ubuntu-ultimate1.1.iso /mnt/ultimate

From this chroot you can run Democracy player

Run

You just need to click on those rootz:// links above, and wait... After few runs the page cache will contain common libs and files so applications will run faster.

Another option is to rootz-launcher in the command line interface. With this script you will be able to run non-gui programs.

Example:

~/rootz/rootz-launcher 'dpkg -l'

What's New in This Release:

The exit code of sub scripts was fixed.
A crash when zenity is not installed was fixed.
dchroot is now used instead of /usr/bin/dchroot.
Relative paths are supported for mount point and image path.
Setup-browser allows the root user (with a warning).
An error is raised when a mountpoint is not empty instead of cleaning it.

last updated on:
March 19th, 2008, 20:18 GMT
price:
FREE!
developed by:
HadarWeiss
license type:
GPL (GNU General Public License) 
category:
ROOT \ System \ Software Distribution

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