Linked by Eugenia Loli on Mon 27th Aug 2001 05:22 UTC
Syllable, AtheOS AtheOS is a modern, free (GPLed) Operating System written from scratch in C++. A big chunk of the OS is POSIX compliant, supports multiprocessing and it is GUI-oriented (fully OOP). Today we are hosting an interesting interview with the AtheOS creator, Kurt Skauen. Kurt is talking about his views on binary compatibility in future versions, multithreading and the future of his OS in general.
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multithreading
by David Bruce on Wed 29th Aug 2001 16:32 UTC

Are the problems with communication between BLoopers an unavoidable part of a "pervasive multithreading" environment, or do they reflect some avoidable limitation in implementation? For that matter, has any other OS tried to use threads so heavily, and if so have they run into similar issues?. I'm pretty sure that BeOS is unique among OSes that have actually been available to consumers in this regard, but maybe an experimental OS at some university has addressed this. It's an interesting discussion - I had previously bought into the idea that pervasive multithreading is great, and it is interesting to read these caveats from a really knowledgable engineer.