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

Dave Yeo daveryeo
Tue Apr 20 06:19:44 CEST 2010

On 04/19/10 02:16 pm, M?ns Rullg?rd wrote:
> 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.

Make test succeeds on OS/2 with pthreads enabled whereas os2threads are 
currently broken. The pthread library is incomplete though most things 
linked against them do work.

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