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There are two variants of hub in common use:
 
There are two variants of hub in common use:
  
Stuart Booth's .NET based hub for windows, which you can find [http://www.xapframework.net/modules.php?name=Sections&op=viewarticle&artid=7 here]. This comes in 3 flavours; GUI, console and Windows Service.
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Stuart Booth's .NET based hub for windows, which you can find [http://www.mi4.biz/modules.php?name=Downloads&d_op=viewdownload&cid=41 here]. This comes in 3 flavours; GUI, console and Windows Service.
  
 
Patrick Lidstone's lightweight hub which runs under windows (requires [[CygWin]] dll) or under linux [http://patrick.lidstone.net/ha here]
 
Patrick Lidstone's lightweight hub which runs under windows (requires [[CygWin]] dll) or under linux [http://patrick.lidstone.net/ha here]

Revision as of 10:49, 30 August 2006

What does a Hub do?

As the name suggests, a hub allows one or more xAP applications to share a connection to the xAP network on a single PC. This is a technical requirement because of the way PC networks work - by default, only one application can own a network connection on a given port at a time.

Hub Choices

There are two variants of hub in common use:

Stuart Booth's .NET based hub for windows, which you can find here. This comes in 3 flavours; GUI, console and Windows Service.

Patrick Lidstone's lightweight hub which runs under windows (requires CygWin dll) or under linux here

Other Non Dedicated Alternatives

Whilst operating more than a single xAPplication on a single PC requires a Hub to be operational, many xAPplications offer a built-in Hub role if no Hub is detected when they start.

Currently I am only aware of xAPFramework.NET-based applications offering this behaviour.