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From: Beman Dawes (bdawes_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-09-15 08:18:50

On 9/15/06, Anthony Williams <anthony_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> Hi all,
> As I'm sure you're all aware from Beman's posting on the main boost developers
> list, Bill Kempf has granted permission for the existing boost threads code to
> be released under the Boost Software License.
> Since a big part of the impetus behind the rewrite project was to get
> something available under the BSL, where does that leave us?
> I have some thoughts on new features that could be added, and we know that the
> read-write mutex is broken.
> Any thoughts, anyone?

The C++ Committee's Library Working Group (LWG) is deep into adding
threads to at least TR2 and possibly C++0X. Although the starting
point is Boost.Threads, there are proposals pending to modify the
interface in numerous ways both large and small.

Boost people can make a major contribution to this effort, both by
providing feedback on the proposals and by implementing the changes so
that users can try them out and report results.

So maybe start a branch for such experimentation, if you are interested?


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