nPth - The New GNU Portable Threads Library * Overview This is a library to provide the GNU Pth API and thus a non-preemptive threads implementation. In contrast to GNU Pth is is based on the system's standard threads implementation. This allows the use of libraries which are not compatible to GNU Pth. Experience with a Windows Pth emulation showed that this is a solid way to provide a co-routine based framework. See the file AUTHORS for contact and copyright information. * License nPth is released under the LGPLv2+ license. * Porting hints Documentation is currently missing. If you are using GNU Pth you should be able to understand the API. Given that GNU Pth is rarely used, we hestitate to spend work on a migration guide. If you have questions, please ask on gnupg-devel. Here are some hints: - Pth mutexes are recursive, that is they will not block if called by the same thread. In contrast, nPth mutexes are not recursive; it is best to change your code to avoid recursive use of mutexes. nPth uses non-recursive mutexes for performance reasons.