7.6 Next Steps

Applications built in this manner are static, standalone desktop applications. When the user installs the application, either by copying it from a CD-ROM or downloading a compressed archive, the application no longer has contact with the publisher (unless it is added by custom application development).

For small utilities or very large monolithic applications, this technique works well. For many classes of software, however, you might want to deploy your applications via the Web, as discussed in the next chapter.