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A conversation with the autopackage team

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 62.56.123.252] on January 18, 2008 07:32 PM
"ZeroInstall is really interesting because it tries to eliminate the actual installation step. The user just decides to run a program; if the system doesn't have it, ZeroInstall automatically downloads and installs it before it is started. I have not tried it so I can't say how well it works, but I like the idea."

If you're on Ubuntu, type these two commands (sorry about the formatting):

$ sudo apt-get install zeroinstall-injector
$ 0launch http://rox.sourceforge.net/2005/interfaces/Edit

Congratulations; you've now tried it! If you want to get rid of it:

$ sudo apt-get remove zeroinstall-injector

If you want to get rid of all the files it created when running Edit:

$ rm -rf ~/.config/0install.net ~/.cache/0install.net

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