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how to dispense the application). In order to do so, the Distributor employs one or more
Deployment Servers (DS), in which resources are stored ready to be requested by/pushed
to end-users. Independently, the Deployment Server could be configured by the Distributor
organization.
Development
2
(not strictly
sequectial)
Publication
DS
Management
AH
Installation
AH
Execution
Application
Execution
F IGURE 2.2
The basic deployment model.
N OTE
The Distributor's job is to assure the correct deployment of the application to the
client platform. The role of the Distributor can be covered by an organization, a sys-
tem administrator, or the same Software Producer.
Asynchronously, after the software has been published, End-Users can begin downloading it
through the Distributor's channels. Because generally we need an AH installed on the client
machine (despite the fact that AH isn't really necessary), we have to download and install it
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