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Zero Install is a means of distributing and packaging software for multiple operating systems (Linux and Unix-like, OS X, and Windows). [1]

24 relations: Advanced Packaging Tool, Application directory, Application virtualization, Autopackage, ClickOnce, Cross-platform, GNU Lesser General Public License, Internet, Java Web Start, Klik (packaging method), Linux, Listaller, Microsoft Windows, OCaml, OS X, Package (package management system), Portable application creators, Privilege escalation, Purely functional, ROX Desktop, Software, Super OS, Superuser, Unix.

Advanced Packaging Tool

The Advanced Package Tool, or APT, is a free software user interface that works with core libraries to handle the installation and removal of software on the Debian GNU/Linux distribution and its variants.

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Application directory

An application directory is a grouping of software code, help files and resources that together comprise a complete software package but are presented to the user as a single object.

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Application virtualization

Application virtualization is software technology that encapsulates computer programs from the underlying operating system on which it is executed.

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Autopackage was a free computer package management system aimed at making it simple to create a package that can be installed on all Linux distributions, created by Mike Hearn around 2002.

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ClickOnce is a Microsoft technology that enables the user to install and run a Windows-based smart client application by clicking a link in a web page.

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In computing, cross-platform, multi-platform, or platform independent, is an attribute conferred to computer software or computing methods and concepts that are implemented and inter-operate on multiple computer platforms.

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GNU Lesser General Public License

The GNU Lesser General Public License (LGPL) is a free software license published by the Free Software Foundation (FSF).

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The Internet is the global system of interconnected computer networks that use the Internet protocol suite (TCP/IP) to link billions of devices worldwide.

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Java Web Start

In computing, Java Web Start (also known as JavaWS, javaws or JAWS) is a framework developed by Sun Microsystems (now Oracle) that allows users to start application software for the Java Platform directly from the Internet using a web browser.

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Klik (packaging method)

Klik was a system for using portable software on Linux without needing superuser permissions to the application.

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Linux (pronounced or, less frequently) is a Unix-like and mostly POSIX-compliant computer operating system (OS) assembled under the model of free and open-source software development and distribution.

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Listaller is a free computer software installation system (similar to a package management system) aimed at making it simple to create a package that can be installed on all Linux distributions as well as providing tools and API to make software management on Linux more user-friendly.

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Microsoft Windows

Microsoft Windows (or simply Windows) is a metafamily of graphical operating systems developed, marketed, and sold by Microsoft.

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OCaml, originally known as Objective Caml, is the main implementation of the Caml programming language, created by Xavier Leroy, Jérôme Vouillon, Damien Doligez, Didier Rémy, Ascánder Suárez and others in 1996.

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OS X (pronounced; originally Mac OS X) is a series of Unix-based graphical interface operating systems (OS) developed and marketed by Apple Inc. It is designed to run on Macintosh computers, having been pre-installed on all Macs since 2002.

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Package (package management system)

A software package is a software that has been built from source with one of the available package management systems (PMS).

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Portable application creators

Portable application creators allow the creation of portable applications (also called portable apps).

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Privilege escalation

Privilege escalation is the act of exploiting a bug, design flaw or configuration oversight in an operating system or software application to gain elevated access to resources that are normally protected from an application or user.

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Purely functional

In computing, algorithms, data structures, or programming languages are called purely functional if they guarantee the (weak) equivalence of call-by-name, call-by-value and call-by-need evaluation strategies, often by excluding destructive modifications (updates) of entities in the program's running environment.

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ROX Desktop

The ROX Desktop is a graphical desktop environment for the X Window System.

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Computer software or simply software is any set of machine-readable instructions that directs a computer's processor to perform specific operations.

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Super OS

Super OS (formerly: Super Ubuntu) was a freely-available Linux distribution.

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In computing, the superuser is a special user account used for system administration.

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Unix (all-caps UNIX for the trademark) is a family of multitasking, multiuser computer operating systems that derive from the original AT&T Unix, developed in the 1970s at the Bell Labs research center by Ken Thompson, Dennis Ritchie, and others.

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zero_Install

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