Gnome/Gtk and thread safety
- From: Andy Tai <atai atai org>
- To: gnome-devel-list gnome org, gtk-devel-list gnome org, gnome-list gnome org
- Subject: Gnome/Gtk and thread safety
- Date: Mon, 16 Oct 2000 00:19:59 -0700
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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