Re: Question about gdk-pixbuf

On Mon, 30 Aug 1999, Miguel de Icaza wrote:
> > Is gdk-pixbuf thread-safe (or will it be)?  In particular, I'd like to 
> > render an image in one thread while loading an image from disk in another
> > thread.  This isn't possible with Imlib; is it possible with gdk-pixbuf?
> I guess we can make it thread safe with little effort. 
> basically gdk-pixbuf is just a collection of loader/saver routines.
> Rendering to X is done with GdkRGB.

This isn't just thread safety though; you have to incrementally fill the
ArtPixBuf in one thread while repeatedly refreshing the display in
another. I bet some of the backend libraries don't even support that.

But it would be a nice feature...


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