[vlc-devel] Re: vlc: svn commit r18423 (xtophe)

Christophe Mutricy xtophe at nxtelevision.com
Tue Dec 19 21:28:20 CET 2006

> We have a few unsafe use of localtime instead of localtime_r on Win32 
> within VLC. I did not realize we had pthread-win32, which could solve 
> this.
That's a very young addition to the contribs as x264 moved from
win32threads to pthread. It compiles fine but I haven't try how well it
works yet.

> It could also provide lazy mutexes initializer instead of the horrible 
> global mutex variable that some plugins and components currently need 
> to use, plus, of course R/W locks and barriers if someone feels like 
> using these.

Is the threading model selectable at configure ?

pengvado sis the change in x264 bcause he noticed speed improvement.
We should test for VLC wrt speed and stability and change.

I'll build a pthread vlc binary so our power-beta-tester can do the


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