[FFmpeg-devel] [RFC] Removing non-pthreads support

Måns Rullgård mans
Mon Apr 19 23:16:40 CEST 2010

FFmpeg currently supports four different threading libraries:
pthreads, beos, win32, and OS/2.  I suspect most people already use
pthreads, and all the relevant operating systems seem to have a
pthreads implementation, even OS/2.  I'm not sure about old BeOS, but
I doubt anyone is still using that, much less with threads.

To ease the maintenance burden, I suggest we drop support for all but
pthreads in FFmpeg.  If there is a compelling reason for keeping any
of the others, please speak up now.

M?ns Rullg?rd
mans at mansr.com

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