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Rapid Application Development with Mozilla™ by Nigel McFarlane

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17.2. Steps Toward Remote Deployment

Overall, remote installation is an information distribution method that follows the publishing model of the traditional media. To build an application bundle for remote deployment via the Web is to be a publisher.

To deploy an application remotely, several things must happen. The application programmer, in the role of a release engineer, must prepare a little and write two scripts. The end user must agree to install the application. The platform itself must act on the instructions provided.

Remote deployment relies on the use of a URL. Mozilla's remote deployment system can use a file: URL just as easily as an http: URL. Therefore, all the remarks made here can also be applied to a deployment that starts and ...

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