The JThread package provides some classes to make use of threads easy on different platforms. The classes are actually rather simple wrappers around existing thread implementations.
The current version is 1.3.1. You can take a look at the ChangeLog.
The package contains classes JThread and JMutex, which (obviously) represent a thread and a mutex. For unix-like platforms, the class implementations use the pthread library. On an MS-Windows platform, native Win32 threads are used.
What's the price?
The library is totally FREE!
The library itself:
- In '.tar.gz' format: jthread-1.3.1.tar.gz (8,128 bytes)
- In '.tar.bz2' format: jthread-1.3.1.tar.bz2 (8,130 bytes)
- In '.zip' format: jthread-1.3.1.zip (20,554 bytes)
There is a manual included in the library, but you can also download it here: In PDF format: manual.pdf (52,785 bytes)
ThreadStartedimmediately. The Start function blocks until that function has been called. This way, when the Start function returns, we can be really sure that our own Thread implementation is called.
Copyright & disclaimer
The following copyright notice and disclaimer applies to the library.
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So basically, you can use the library in any way you like, as long as you leave the copyright and disclaimer in the sources.
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