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Re: Strange threading behaviour in guile-16.1 (--with-threads) and (gtk-

From: Stanislas Pinte
Subject: Re: Strange threading behaviour in guile-16.1 (--with-threads) and (gtk-main): gtk-main blocks all other threads
Date: Tue, 27 Feb 2007 12:49:25 +0100
User-agent: Thunderbird (Windows/20061207)

Dear Andy,

Thanks (with a bit of a delay) for your answer.

Do you think of a potential release schedule for guile-gnome 2.16.0 ?

We will start evaluating our apps for compat against guile 1.8 soon...

Kind regards,


Andy Wingo a écrit :
> Hi Stanislas,
> On Fri, 2007-02-09 at 10:55 +0100, Stanislas Pinte wrote:
>> as soon as I call (gtk-main), all other threads are quickly frozen.
> (1) garbage collection requires cooperation between threads; if the main
> thread running gtk-main doesn't check in now and then the app will lock
> up in gc
> (2) i do not recommend combining threads, guile-gnome, and guile 1.6
> (3) guile-gnome 2.15.90 + guile 1.8 has decent thread support, although
> it depends on some unmerged g-wrap fixes -- if you are developing apps
> and not hacking guile-gnome i would wait for guile-gnome 2.16.0
> (4) "If it breaks you get to keep both pieces" :-)
> Cheers,
> Andy

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