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==Hub Choices==
 
==Hub Choices==
  
There are three variants of hub in common use:
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There are two variants of hub in common use:
  
Stuart Booth's .NET v1.1 based hub for windows using xAP Framework.Net, which you can find [http://www.mi4.biz/modules.php?name=Downloads&d_op=viewdownload&cid=41 here]. They come in three flavours: GUI, console and Windows Service.
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Edward Pearson's .Net 2.0 based hub service for Windows available from [http://www.erspearson.com/xAP/xFx/hubs_main.htm here].
 
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This hub replaces various earlier hubs based on xAP Framework.Net v1 and v2.
Development of xAP Framework (xFx) its hubs has now been taken over by Edward Pearson. His enhanced [[xAP Framework v2 hubs]] are available from [http://www.edjo.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/edward/xAP/xFx/hubs_main.htm here].
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Patrick Lidstone's lightweight hub runs under Linux as well as Windows (requires [[CygWin]] dll) can be found [http://patrick.lidstone.net/haweb/hub.htm here].
 
Patrick Lidstone's lightweight hub runs under Linux as well as Windows (requires [[CygWin]] dll) can be found [http://patrick.lidstone.net/haweb/hub.htm here].

Revision as of 00:53, 31 July 2008

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:

Edward Pearson's .Net 2.0 based hub service for Windows available from here. This hub replaces various earlier hubs based on xAP Framework.Net v1 and v2.

Patrick Lidstone's lightweight hub runs under Linux as well as Windows (requires CygWin dll) can be found here.

Other Non Dedicated Alternatives

Whilst operating more than a single xAPplication on a single PC requires a Hub to be operational, some xAP aplications offer a built-in hub role if no hub is detected when they start. Applications developed using xAP Framework xFx have this functionality.