Re: A problem about programming with Gtk+

As nobody else seems to want to follow up on this, I'll try to...
(Please, no *personal* replies to me. Follow up to the list.)

> > Maybe there is a reason that can explain this phenomenon. You can launch a
> > thread with g_idle_add or g_time_out_add,

Sorry, either you are misunderstanding seriously, or just using the
term "thread" in a way that nobody else does. g_idle_add() and
g_timeout_add() do *not* "launch" any threads. The callback functions
passed as parameters to these functions run in the same thread that
runs the main loop in question. (That might of course be a different
thread than the one where you called g_idle_add() or g_timeout_add(),
but anyway, no new thread creation is involved.)

> > nevertheless, this new thread can
> > not run with your main thread simultaneously.

"can not" or "should not"? threads that can not run simultaneously
would be rather pointless, I think;) Anyway,  if your following text
is based on the wrong belief that g_idle_add() or g_timeout_add()
create new threads, it is pointless to try to understand what you try
to say.



Thanks for your reply. I think I make a mistake about the concept. Following is my summary:
1) g_idle_add() or g_timeout_add() is not related to "thread", but related to "event-loop".
2) When you call the sleep() function in the callback function of g_idle_add or g_time_add, your whole program will wait;
 When you call the sleep() in other "thread", the whole program will not wait.
3) Would the callback function be called till gtk_main() being called? (you can examine the example below )

#include <glib.h>

static gpointer cursor_change(gpointer data_pass)//2
//static gboolean cursor_change(gpointer data_pass)//1
	//1 ---
	/*fprintf(stderr, "In cursor_change\n");
	return TRUE;*/

	//2 ---
	gint i=0;
		fprintf(stderr, "thread:%d\n", i++);

void callback (GtkButton* pbtn, gpointer data)
	fprintf(stderr, "In Button Callback\n");

int main( int argc, char *argv[] )
    	gtk_init (&argc, &argv);
	if (!g_thread_supported ())
	//1 ---
	//g_idle_add( cursor_change, NULL);
	//2 ---
	//g_timeout_add(1, cursor_change, NULL);
	//3 ---
	g_thread_create ( cursor_change, NULL, FALSE, NULL);
	//5 ---
	GtkWidget *window = gtk_window_new (GTK_WINDOW_TOPLEVEL);
	GtkWidget *button = gtk_button_new_with_mnemonic ("button");
	g_signal_connect (G_OBJECT (button), "clicked",  G_CALLBACK (callback), NULL);
	gtk_widget_show (button);
	gtk_container_add (GTK_CONTAINER (window), button);
    	gtk_widget_show (window);
    	gtk_main ();
    	return 0;

Alfred Young
R&D, Application Architectures

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