Get ROX apps through Zero Install
by Thomas Leonard
The Zero Install Injector is an easy way to get new applications. AddApp is a
ROX-style front-end to the injector allowing you to get applications in the
form of ROX application directories.
Find the URL for the program you want to run. For example, Edit's URL is:
1. Run AddApp and copy and paste the URL into the dialog box.
2. Click on Add.
3. If the system doesn't yet know about Edit, a box will pop up showing the
newly-downloaded information about it and prompting you to choose which
version you want (see http://0install.net/injector for details about this).
4. Click on Download.
5. A ROX savebox appears showing the application. Drag it into your Apps
directory (or whereever you want it).
The application can then be run like any other normal ROX application. To
check for updates and choose a different version to run, right click over
the new applications and choose 'Versions...' from the filer's menu.
This is an early preview release. There are some known problems:
- The app menu only contains 'Versions...'. It should also list the
application's normal actions, if any.
- The tooltip and version information normally displayed by ROX-Filer aren't
- Help doesn't work.
The icon is just a recoloured version of Geoff Youngs' 0install icon.
This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under
the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software
Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later
This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY
WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A
PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.
You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with
this program; if not, write to the Free Software Foundation, Inc., 59 Temple
Place, Suite 330, Boston, MA 02111-1307 USA
Please report any bugs to the mailing list: