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[directfb-dev] Re: WaitForEvent with timers?
Quoting Till Adam (email@example.com): > Hello there, > > in an effort to familiarize myself with the DirectFB API, I'm currently > porting Tom Gilbert's Imlib2 based image/webcam viewer feh to DFB. It > has among other features a slideshow mode, which changes the image after > a configurable amount of time. These timers are implemented using > select() as to avoid busy waiting. They are interrupted by keyboard > events for example when the user wants to terminate the program during > such a timer period. > > I'd like to propose the addition of timeout values as an additional > parameter to WaitForEvent, which would of course require using select > in the _device_EventThread() handlers. An alternative would be to add > WaitForEventWithTimeout() or something similar to the API. > > What do you think? This is exactly the next step I would have done for these functions. I just switched to using pthread conditions that support idle waiting with timeout. -- Denis Oliver Kropp ( convergence ) ( integrated media gmbh ) -- Info: To unsubscribe send a mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with "unsubscribe directfb-dev" as subject.