[Gimp-developer] Error when calling gimp_file_load() from concurrent thread

Hello, I'm the author of BIMP, Batch Image Manipulation Plugin (http://www.alessandrofrancesconi.it/projects/bimp/) and I'm extending this tool with the possibility to stop the whole batch process by clicking on a GTK button.

For that I'm enabling a multi threading functionality. In few words, when clicking on the "Apply" button, the function that does the batch process is called from a newly created thread, with the use of 'g_thread_new ("thread_name", bimp_start_batch, data)'.

I'm facing a strange problem: everything that is called from the concurrent thread (precisely by 'bimp_start_batch' function) works, except when it's time to call 'gimp_file_load' for opening the image files... because the program crashes with this kind of message in the console:

(bimp:6646): LibGimpBase-ERROR **: gimp_wire_read_msg: could not find handler for message: 1952804208

Is it something related to the fact that gimp_file_load() tries to send a message but, having it been called from a secondary thread, the message "never reaches its destination"? Does the group of functions here http://developer.gimp.org/api/2.0/libgimp/libgimp-gimpmessage.html and here http://developer.gimp.org/api/2.0/libgimp/libgimp-gimpplugin.html#gimp-plugin-set-pdb-error-handler can help me?

In other words, what's the correct way to call gimp_* functions from a concurrent thread? Thank you so much for your help.


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