Darwin OpenJDK 7 Binaries - Not Working With SWT
mvfranz at gmail.com
Wed Oct 29 15:48:05 PDT 2008
On Tue, Oct 28, 2008 at 12:34 PM, Mike Swingler <swingler at apple.com> wrote:
> On Oct 27, 2008, at 6:43 PM, Michael Franz wrote:
> If the runloop is running on Thread 0, can a thread that is not thread 0
> pull events off the runloop by using NSApplication.sharedApplication().
> nextEventMatchingMask() ? Where events are the keyboard and mouse events.
> Sorry, nope. I'm pretty sure this method has been tried by the SWT folks.
Just so I am clear, there is no easy way for a thread to get the mouse and
keyboard events from Thread 0?
A non-easy way might be to implement a producer/consumer pattern. Where
thread 0 is the producer and some other thread is the consumer.
> How does one 'park' thread 0?
> pthread_mutex_lock()/pthread_cond_wait()/pthread_cond_signal(). When we
> load the AWT, we simply signal Thread 0, to continue and start pumping the
> event loop. If the AWT never comes up, the thread stays parked indefinitely.
> This is actually just a modification to how the JVM starts when you request
> a custom thread stack size for the main thread.
OK, my PThreads book helped clarify this.
Thanks for all your input.
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