Re: Gnome and Multi-threading?

On Mon, Dec 13, 1999 at 10:14:47AM +0800,
James Henstridge <> wrote:
> This is more of a question for gnome-devel-list.  GTK aquires the lock    
> when a signal handler is entered, but not io, idle and timeout callbacks.
> So all the signal handlers in gnome are safe.  However, there are probably
> a number of io, idle and timeout functions that should be aquiring the
> lock themselves but are not.  This means that using the gnome libraries
> from multiple threads is not guaranteed to work correctly all the time.

Okay, I volunteer to go through gnome-libs and make it thread-safe. I
assume this will mean that I have to get the development version out
from CVS. Does anyone have any advice on how to run October Gnome and
the dev version concurrently, without any problems? My wife would not be
happy if she were stuck using an unstable desktop...

Eric Gillespie, Jr. <*>

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