Gnome/Gtk and thread safety

Hi, gtk+ and Gnome libraries are generally not thread safe.  Support for
multithreaded programs (GUI calls can be in different threads) is almost
an absolute requirement for a modern software framework.  While GNOME's
main competitor, KDE/Qt, is not thread safe either, other GUI sytem
calls in OSes like BeOS and 32-bit Microsoft Windows are thread-safe.
Maybe the GNOME Project should require that newer GNOME software
foundation blocks like Bonobo and Orbit should be written with thread
safety in mind, and old stuff like gtk+ and gnome-libs should be
gradually made thread safe?

Just a small suggestion.

Li-Cheng Tai (Andy Tai)                       e-mail: atai atai org

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