Listaller provides an user-friendly way to install 3rd-party applications on Linux.
It features a software setup package format (IPK-packages), which works on all Linux distributions and provides tools to make your application-binaries work on every distro. The package format is based on
... [More] standards like DOAP.
The project has merged with Autopackage some time ago.
One of Listaller's strengths is it's close integration with AppStream and PackageKit. This means that you will be able to manage Listaller-installed applications with your favourite package-manager, like GNOME-PackageKit, Apper or even the Ubuntu Software Center. [Less]
AppStream is an agreement between major Linux vendors (i.e. Red Hat, Debian, SUSE, Mandriva, Canonical etc.) to enhance metadata provided by software components in distributions.
It is the foundation for the creation of software-center applications like GNOME-Software