Re: zero install - serious critiques?
David M. Besonen wrote:
i have recently been reading about the zero install
system as a result of my interest in the rox desktop.
i personally would prefer to use rox with apt.
however, it seems the rox devs are primarily packaging
for zero install.
anyhow, is there any reason i wouldn't want to use
zero install? any glaring problems it creates? the
zero install website only has Good Things to say about
zero install (not a surprise as much as a
disappointment - nothing is perfect).
you may see this as some problem:
"Isn't running stuff off the net a security risk?
Isn't that where you get your software from anyway? Zero Install
automatically performs a number of checks for you (such as checking MD5
sums and GPG signatures), and since it doesn't run any of the remote
code as root, you can try software out safely as a 'guest' user. Once
downloaded, the programs are run from the cache, without even checking
the original sites for updates (you have to tell it to update manually)."
That means: no security updates or whatever I guess