Join or Sign In

Sign in to add and modify your software

Sign in with Facebook Sign in with email

By joining Download.com, you agree to our Terms of Use and acknowledge the data practices in our Privacy Agreement.

Developer's Description

Zero Install is a decentralized cross-platform software-installation system available under the LGPL. It allows software developers to publish programs directly from their own web-sites, while supporting features familiar from centralized distribution repositories such as shared libraries, automatic updates and digital signatures. It is intended to complement, rather than replace, the operating system's package management. 0install packages never interfere with those provided by the distribution.

Zero Install does not define a new packaging format, unmodified tarballs or zip archives can be used. Instead, it defines an XML metadata format to describe these packages and the dependencies between them. A single metadata file can be used on multiple platforms (Windows, Ubuntu, Debian, Fedora, FreeBSD, and Mac OS X). While it will share libraries whenever possible, it can always install multiple versions of a package in parallel when there are conflicting requirements Installation is always side-effect-free (each package is unpacked to its own directory and will not touch shared directories), making it ideal for use with sandboxing technologies and virtualization. The XML file describing the program's requirements can also be included in a source-code repository, allowing full dependency handling for unreleased developer versions.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 2.3

Version 2.3 fixed crash when environment variable specified in is not set and added 0store purge command to delete all entries from an implementation store.

General

Release August 1, 2013
Date Added August 1, 2013
Version 2.3

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 2003, Windows Vista, Windows, Windows 2000, Windows 8, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows XP
Additional Requirements .NET Framework 2.0 or newer

Popularity

Total Downloads 548
Downloads Last Week 0
Report Software

Related Software

X-Mouse Button Control

Free
X-Mouse Button Control

Screenshot Captor

Free
Screenshot Captor

My Screen Capture

Free
My Screen Capture

APK Installer and Launcher

Free
APK Installer and Launcher

Best VPN Services for 2021

Best for privacy

3 months free with 1-year plan

Best for customer support

$39.99 for the first 12 months

Best for zero logs

$4.87.99/months for a 1-year plan

Best money-back guarantee

$2.99/months for a 3-year plan