timothy from the whole-and-even-and-prime dept.
tal197 writes "Zero Install, the decentralized cross-platform software installation system, announced 0install 2.0 today after 2 years in development. 0install allows authors to publish directly from their own web-sites, while supporting familiar features such as shared libraries, automatic updates, dependency handling and digital signatures. With more than one thousand packages now available, is this finally a viable platform?"
The best book on programming for the layman is "Alice in Wonderland";
but that's because it's the best book on anything for the layman.