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Original author(s)Mirko Boehm
Developer(s)Mirko Boehm
Stable release5.61.0 (August 10, 2019; 28 days ago (2019-08-10)) [±][1]
Preview release5.0 beta 3 (June 5, 2014; 5 years ago (2014-06-05)) [±][2]
Operating systemLinux, other Unix and Unix-like systems, Windows
TypeSystem library multithreaded library

ThreadWeaver is a system library initially developed for KDE Software Compilation 4[3] and later refactored for KDE Frameworks 5.[4]

ThreadWeaver allows developers to easily take advantage of multi-core processors and multithreading. 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 5.61.0". KDE. August 10, 2019. Retrieved September 4, 2019.
  2. ^ "KDE Ships Third Beta of Frameworks 5". KDE. 2014-06-05.
  3. ^ "kdelibs API Reference". Retrieved 2017-01-02.
  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 (ed.). Beautiful Architecture: Leading Thinkers Reveal the Hidden Beauty in Software Design. O'Reilly Media, Inc. pp. 303–314. ISBN 9780596517984.