Zero Install Injector 2.8
The program accomplishes its purpose by taking the URL of a program's interface description and choosing suitable versions of the respective program and all of its dependencies (also identified by URLs) according to the user's policy settings (eg. "stable", "testing", "minimal network use", etc).
Handles dependencies automatically, it’s decentralised, conflict free
Among its features we can mention support for automatic updates, support for handling dependencies automatically, strong security using GPG signatures, supports shared binaries, supports shared cache, and it’s decentralised, which means that it allows anyone to distribute software.
With Zero Install, you control your own system, your users will be able to install packages without root privileges and you will be able to install packages without being root. The application integrates well with the default package manager of your Linux system, and causes no conflicts between the packages installed with the native package manager and those installed with Zero Install.
Its graphical user interface is extremely easy to use, providing users with all the functionality they need to install third-party packages in their GNU/Linux distributions at a glance. It can be deployed on top of any desktop environment or window manager, including GNOME, KDE, LXDE, LXQt, Razor-Qt, Cinnamon or MATE.
Under the hood and supported operating systems
Reviewed by Marius Nestor, last updated on November 13th, 2014
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- 0install gained support for source dependencies (where one program depends on the source code to another).
- The OPAM OCaml package manager is now available through 0install.
Application descriptionZero Install is a cross-platform, open source and freely distributed graphical application that has been designed from...