Zero Install is a package manager that allows new software to be published and maintained directly from user sites without the need for external storage or cloud services..
Zero Install allows the launch of programs from the created packages and has versions for Linux, FreeBSD, Solaris, Mac OS X and Windows. The Zero Install code is written in Python and the program is distributed with an LGPL license.
The purpose of Zero Install is not to replace installers and file storage, but to supplement them.
The program does not use its own package format, but manipulates the usual tar.gz or zip archives, combined with metadata in XML format. Zero Install supports the installation of multiple versions of the same program, allows sharing of the same libraries, and suspicious applications can run in a chroot environment.
License: Free (Open Source).
Whats New in Zero Install 2.20.0:
- Extract archives while downloading (supported for
- Calculate digest while writing files / extracting archive
- Show multiple parallel progress bars
- Improved feed validation
- Read executable bits from
- Fixed pending questions not being shown when clicking on tray icon
- Fixed types
Download: Zero Install 2.20.0 (3.36 MB)
Download: Zero Install 2.20.0 Portable (1.26 MB)