Here is a quote from the current content of continuous-integration:
- promote to (or demote from) some pre-prod target, optionally combined with some type of regeneration process (compiles, binds, etc) to package all related components together in executable-like things. That's what should be similar/close to continuous integration, or not?
- distribute to some target environment, using something like FTP (if standard copies cannot bridge the gap), but do not yet activate it in the target. That's what should be similar/close to continuous delivery, or not?
- install (or activate) in some target environment, combined with things like binds, stop/start operations, etc. That's what should be similar/close to continuous deployment, or not?