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

François Revol revol
Mon Apr 19 23:45:21 CEST 2010

Le Mon, 19 Apr 2010 22:16:40 +0100, M?ns Rullg?rd a ?crit :
> 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.

I do, though I'm not sure I actually enable threads...
As for Haiku, it does support pthreads, so it shouldn't be a problem.

> 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.

I still have pending patches for BeOS support... and I'd like to at 
least have a known revision working before dropping support.


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