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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Re: Multithreading
by Sander Stoks on Thu 30th Aug 2001 09:37 UTC

Multithreading is good. Period. If the OS has bugs in its support for it, that is bad of course; but this is not an argument that MT is bad in itself. The fact that BeOS "forces" it onto the app developers is also a good thing, or all the hordes of new programmers would not have used it. Of course it's harder to use than coding a single-threaded app. It's also probably simpler to code in an unprotected, DOS-like OS where you can just do everything; and I'm sure lots of "hard-core" coders have cursed the fact that they weren't allowed to do direct I/O to hardware when they first coded on a protected OS. The single most annoying thing when I (have to) use Windows is apps that block completely whenever they need to do something. You then can't even move or resize their windows. I'd much rather loose a message or two.