My boss asked me to change a software installation. He wants to change the word features to components. I'm not sure about the meaning of this change. I've gone ahead and implemented this at his request.
From the merriam-webster.com:
components : one of the parts that make up a whole
features : something that sets apart an individual from others of the same kind
So in software GUI design, when do we use the term components, instead of features?
Is there any standard about how to use these terms in the context of software, similar to this issue?
Select the features for "My software" you would like to install: -Package 1 -Service 1 -Service 2 -Service 3 -Package 2 -Service 4 -Service 5 -Service 6