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Architectural Aspects of a Thread-Safe Graphical Component System Based on Aos

  • Thomas M. Frey
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2789)

Abstract

A message sequencer and an optimized locking mechanism for a multi-threaded graphical component system are proposed as a strategy to minimize locking overhead and code complexity. The strategy allows for fast inter-component communication via delegates in common and simple cases, while still maintaining thread-safety for more complex scenarios. The proposed strategy is applied to a novel graphical user interface framework on the basis of the Aos [1] kernel, developed at the ETH Zürich.

Keywords

Active Object Event Handler Message Queue Enterprise Information System Multithreaded Program 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Thomas M. Frey
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  1. 1.Institut für ComputersystemeETH ZürichZürich

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