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Original author(s) KDE
Developer(s) KDE
Stable release 5.16.0 (November 13, 2015; 10 days ago (2015-11-13)) [±][1]
Preview release 5.0 beta 3 (June 5, 2014; 17 months ago (2014-06-05)) [±][2]
Operating system Linux, other Unix and Unix-like systems
Type System library multithreaded library
License LGPL
Main article: KDE Frameworks

ThreadWeaver is system library in KDE Frameworks 5 and KDE Software Compilation 4.[3] and incorporated into KDE Frameworks.[4] ThreadWeaver allows developers to easily take advantage of multi-core processors and multithreading.[3] In ThreadWeaver the workload is divided into individual jobs, then relationship between jobs (what order they should be completed or which has a higher priority); from that ThreadWeaver will work out the most efficient way to execute them. Krita has implemented visual filter previews using ThreadWeaver to prevent GUI lockups.


  1. ^ "Release of KDE Frameworks 5.16.0". KDE. 2015-11-13. Retrieved 2015-11-16. 
  2. ^ "KDE Ships Third Beta of Frameworks 5". KDE. 2014-06-05. 
  3. ^ a b Shankland, Stephen (2008-01-14). "KDE4 offers new glitzy look". CNET News. Retrieved 2015-05-13. 
  4. ^ "ThreadWeaver in KDE Frameworks 5". Retrieved 2015-05-13. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Till Adam and Mirko Boehm (2009). "When the bazaar sets out to build cathedrals (§ ThreadWeaver)". In Diomidis Spinellis and Georgios Gousios. Beautiful Architecture: Leading Thinkers Reveal the Hidden Beauty in Software Design. O'Reilly Media, Inc. pp. 303–314. ISBN 9780596517984. ISBN 0-596-51798-X.