Fedora Core

"The Fedora Project is a Red-Hat-sponsored and community-supported open source project. It is also a proving ground for new technology that may eventually make its way into Red Hat products."


Starting with a clean Fedora Core 5 install:

  1. Log in as a user (set up during the install).
  2. From the Applications menu, choose "Add/Remove Software". Enter the root password when prompted.
  3. Go to the "Search" tab.
  4. Type "zeroinstall" into the search box (without the quotes) and click on Search.
  5. After a bit, "zeroinstall-injector" appears in the list. Tick the box next to it and click on Apply.

Alternatively, you can install the package from a shell prompt, with:

# yum install zeroinstall-injector

You can now fetch and run the ROX applications:

  1. Go to the ROX-All page and download the .tgz archive.
  2. Open it with "Archive manager" as prompted by firefox. Click on Extract and select your home directory as the target folder. Leave the other options alone. Close the archive manager window when done.
  3. Double-click on your home directory (on the desktop background) and then on the extracted ROX-All directory. Double-click on "rox" to run ROX-Filer.
  4. You can use ROX-Filer to run the other applications. Run ROX-Session if you want the full desktop environment.

To add a rox command that runs ROX-Filer from the shell (don't run this as root):

$ 0alias rox http://rox.sourceforge.net/2005/interfaces/ROX-Filer

See the Getting Started Guide for instructions on what you can do now.

See the AddApp page for information about getting more programs.

Supported versions

Fedora Core 5 is known to work.

Fedora Core 3 works, but use the "Other" directory in ROX-All to install Zero Install, not the RPM.

Fedora Core 1 does not work, because ROX-All requires Python >= 2.3.

Fedore Core 2 and 4 should work (they have Python 2.3). Please add a comment below if you have tried it to say whether it works.