[kde-freebsd] turning threads off in OpenEXR by default

Mikhail Teterin mi+kde at aldan.algebra.com
Fri Oct 5 05:22:44 CEST 2007


I'm contacting you, because the port(s) you maintain depend on OpenEXR.

Although the version 1.2 of OpenEXR was not built with threading support on 
FreeBSD, the current 1.4a includes such support.

This is forcing all users of the library to include thread-support -- perhaps 
gratuitously. The most (in)famous case is with ImageMagick -- when IM builds 
and detects OpenEXR present, it will include support fo OpenEXR format. 
PerlMagick, however, will then fail because it is not linked with -pthread by 

I would like to make threading optional in OpenEXR -- and turn it off by 

Do your ports require a multi-threaded OpenEXR?



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