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From: Alex Ott (alexott_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-11-05 15:16:17

Hello all

 PH> Hi all, I was amazed about the huge interest in my threadpool lib in
 PH> the last week. :-) Currently, it looks like there's a strong demand
 PH> for having a thread pool included in boost. Anthony would like to add
 PH> futures and a pool to boost::thread. I think this is a very good idea
 PH> for two reasons. First, any boost thread pool should be based on
 PH> boost::thread. This means platform independence for free. It does not
 PH> make much sense to separate the libs because the threadpool part is
 PH> small and requires the boost::thread binaries anyway. Second, we
 PH> don't need a boost project setup for my lib. I guess it's much easier
 PH> to integrate with boost::threads than to prepare a stand-alone
 PH> library.

 PH> Please let me know your opinions.

I think, that at first stage we'll need to has 2 options - one stand-alone
library, ready to quick rollout together with current boost release (1.35
for example), and in parallel port it to include into boost distribution
for a next release (1.36?) after review

With best wishes, Alex Ott, MBA

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