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PostPosted: Tue Jan 12, 2021 12:23 am    Post subject: Client vs Server Reply with quote

Is there any documentation for the miniupnp program?

First question: What is the difference between the client and server version of the software?
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 12, 2021 1:21 am    Post subject: Oops Reply with quote

I mean Static vs Shared. Sorry about that!
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2021 6:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

static library = included in the final executable

dynamic library = shared library = linked at runtime

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Library_(computing)#Shared_libraries
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2021 8:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

miniupnp wrote:
static library = included in the final executable

dynamic library = shared library = linked at runtime

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Library_(computing)#Shared_libraries


Thank you, but how does that relate to the compiled executables? Which one should I be using?

I'm not using the library directly, just the built executables.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2021 9:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mr.X wrote:
miniupnp wrote:
static library = included in the final executable

dynamic library = shared library = linked at runtime

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Library_(computing)#Shared_libraries


Thank you, but how does that relate to the compiled executables? Which one should I be using?

I'm not using the library directly, just the built executables.

Just use which one you prefer then.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 16, 2021 5:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

miniupnp wrote:
Mr.X wrote:
miniupnp wrote:
static library = included in the final executable

dynamic library = shared library = linked at runtime

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Library_(computing)#Shared_libraries


Thank you, but how does that relate to the compiled executables? Which one should I be using?

I'm not using the library directly, just the built executables.

Just use which one you prefer then.


I assume if there are 2 executables, there is a difference between them and a reason for there to be 2 versions. Is there any difference in the operation between the two? How would I know which one to "prefer"? What scenarios should I use one over the other?
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 18, 2021 8:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's pretty simple :
one is statically linked with the library, the other use the shared library.

If you don't understand the difference, I'm afraid I cannot help you.
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