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From: Roland Schwarz (roland.schwarz_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-04-01 08:36:12

Peter Dimov wrote:
> Or write them at all, for that matter. Is this development documented,
> tracked or announced somewhere?

This attempt has been started a year ago, but almost nothing happened
since then. Recently David Abrahams polled the list for what is going on
with the thread_rewrite. Anthony Williams and I committed ourselves to
move things forward now.

A dedicated mailing list has been set up, which also is hosted at boost.
I invite you to subscribe to this list to find out what is going on, The
list also is available on gmane.

Anthony is focusing on the windows rewrite. I am primarily trying to get
the windows tss rewrittten.

But before doing this I will manage to set up a better platform
separation framework. I think most of the starvation has been due to the
single source file approach for the multiple platforms. Other than
typical libraries threading has a much stronger dependence on target
platform. I hope that this approach will make it much easier to find
independent platform maintainers.

I already have written a platform dispatch header and currently trying
to get something similar for bjam.

I will present this when available, and also try to document this on the
wiki. Please be patient until this is done. I am open for critics
afterwards and would be very glad if there is plenty of them. But I want
to avoid that there is excessive discussion taking place while no real
work is getting done, as has been for the past few years.

I am in no means attempting to take over the boost_thread library but
instead just trying to coordinate further development because I think it
would be too bad if all this excellent work wouldn't survive.

In the meantime please try to focus on the current issues:

We urgently need help with fixing the open bugs/ applying patches for
1_34. I have volunteered to act as a "proxy-maintainer" for this too. So
if you have time to help I would be very pleased if you contact me.
Currently I am searching for someone having access to a 64 bit compiler
on the windows platform.


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