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Subject: Re: [boost] [1.45] Thread issues
From: Jim Bell (Jim_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-10-22 12:24:59

On 1:59 PM, Hartmut Kaiser wrote:
>>>>> Boost.Thread has some rather serious issues on mingw. [...]
>>>> I intend to look at these tomorrow. I haven't touched mingw in a
>>>> while, and the recent mingw releases appear to have changed the way
>>>> things work. I have not encountered any problems with static linking
>>>> with MSVC, but I will see if I can reproduce the problems.
>>>> Anthony
>>> Hey Anthony. I've been unable to produce the MSVC problem, too. I
>>> think the issue is just with mingw.
>> I think the current wave/testwave trunk regression test for MinGW
>> illustrates thread's linking issues (or one of them). It links with static
>> libraries.
>> The link fails ...
> The Wave tests do nothing specific except having '<link>static' requirements
> for the static linking tests. Please correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't
> believe the tests to be wrongly configured.

I think that's the crux of the issue here: the test ISN'T wrongly
configured, but the library build MIGHT be, and it's not clear to anyone
whether or not it is. And there's no immediate & authoritative
feed-back (i.e., compile, link errors) declaring it so.

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