Packaging and Deploying J2EE Applications
The installation of a typical desktop application, such as a word processor, is usually a straightforward affair. The installation program will ask you a few questions about the functionality you require and where it should install its files. It will also examine parts of your desktop machine (such as the Windows registry) to discover whether any components that it relies on are already installed.
The installation of a desktop application is reasonably straightforward because
The concept of word processing is well understood by most people, so they can make an appropriate judgment on whether they need particular parts of the package or not. There is little in the way of personal tailoring involved.