Re: XFree86 and Threads...
On Sep 9, 1997, at 11:30, Rob Browning wrote:
> Dale Martin <email@example.com> writes:
> > I was just curious - since libc6 is thread safe, and GUIs seem to be
> > something that can be "naturally" multithreaded, is XFree86
> > multithreaded under Linux? (or any other system, for that matter?)
> Now that xlib6g and xlib6g-dev have been released (thanks Mark), the
> answer should be yes, but I haven't tried it yet. Note that you need
> to be running unstable, and you have to complile all your code with
> -D_REENTRANT. There's information about X and threads in the book
> "Programmers Supplement for Release 6", another one of those "X"
>From what I understand, just recompiling X won't give you
anything. You would have to rewrite parts of it (probably very big
chunks...) to be able to actually run the server in multiple threads.
Gonzalo A. Diethelm G.
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