Release criteria for libkse -> libpthread switch?

Robert Watson rwatson at
Wed Jan 7 18:29:19 PST 2004

On Wed, 7 Jan 2004, Ryan Sommers wrote:

> On Wed, 2004-01-07 at 19:39, Robert Watson wrote:
> > My leaning is we should throw the switch to libkse sooner rather than
> > later to improve exposure, even though it's not quite feature complete. 
> > It was basically an accident of timing and intent that we didn't get to
> > the rename before 5.2.  For one thing, it will get applications to start
> > linking against libpthread sooner.  However, if we're going to throw the
> > switch, it would be good to know the features aren't far behind :-). 
> My only concern with this is that it might cause some sort of delay in
> getting to 5-STABLE. I think, as I'm sure most would agree, that
> achieving a 5-STABLE is the next major milestone for the project. One
> that, from the lists, some think is somewhat overdue. 

On the other hand, M:N threading is one of the big "5-STABLE" features, so
if we continue to consider it one of those features, moving to it as the
default is a better thing to do sooner than later.

Robert N M Watson             FreeBSD Core Team, TrustedBSD Projects
robert at      Senior Research Scientist, McAfee Research

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