Re: Gnome/Gtk and thread safety

I Agree,

Maybe a seperate group schould be founded to make Gtk/Gdk/Gnome thread
safe. May (most?) programs are threads safe, and with the promised thread
support in glib, this shouldn't be a problem to implement (just a huge
work). Maybe work could be started to convert G* to a thread-safe
enviroment instead of "thread-aware". Could someone shed a light on how
much work this will involve: What has to be rewritten..


On Mon, 16 Oct 2000 09:19:59 Andy Tai wrote:
> 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.
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