thread support in GPGME (was: Re: Bug in gpgme 0.4.2?)

Albrecht Dreß albrecht.dress at
Fri Aug 22 14:52:01 CEST 2003

Am 20.08.03 22:59 schrieb(en) Marcus Brinkmann:
> What is still missing is support for that in gpgme-config, which will get
> a
> new option --thread= to select the thread package, and new autoconf

That should be a usable implementation for balsa, as the config script 
knows if threads should be used or not...

> would have to download, compile, install, and maintain.  We thought long
> about it, and eventually decided that wasting a bit of disk space is
> better than wasting a lot of man power, so this is what we are doing now.

Sounds complicated. Did you think about a new function like 
"gpgme_init_threads({"pthread"|"pth"|...})" to trigger the thread 
initialisation? Maybe that's easier to maintain...

> When we have the gpgme-config and AM_ stuff done, and fixed the
> documentation, I think it is time for another gpgme release.  That would
> be
> early next week.

I hope the patch for balsa (which uses threads) will be ready about two 
weeks later (as I'm on holidays in between ;-)).

Cheers, Albrecht.

  Albrecht Dreß  -  Johanna-Kirchner-Straße 13  -  D-53123 Bonn (Germany)
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