Re: Glib 2.32.x, Win32 and threading

On Fri, Jul 6, 2012 at 8:31 AM, Chris Vine <chris cvine freeserve co uk> wrote:
> On Fri, 6 Jul 2012 07:29:18 -0400
> Earnie Boyd <earnie users sourceforge net> wrote:
> [snip]
>> It may depend on which compiler, the compiler version and whose
>> distribution of that compiler is being used.  Are you using MSVC to
>> build or are you using GCC?  If the later it would help to know which
>> distribution?
> I really don't think there is much point in spending significant time on
> this.

Maybe not ...

> The overarching point is that the OP's code is not supported in
> win32.

But if it can work just by changing options of GCC or GCC distribution
would it not be beneficial to ...

> It could be said the fact that it deadlocks early on is a
> feature rather than a bug, as it brings to the early attention of the
> coder that he/she has got it wrong (although the proximate cause is
> almost certainly the threading backend changes in glib-2.32).
> What might be beneficial is for a documentation bug to be posted with
> respect to the GTK+ FAQ, which does not adequately make the point that
> the advertised code on which the OP relied is for the X11 backend only.
> It is not just that it won't work in win32: it won't work in wayland,
> broadway or quartz either.

also document that fact?


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