On Mon, Mar 05, 2018 at 02:40:01PM +0200, Alin Gabriel Serdean wrote:
> Until know we asked users to download a precompiled library of `pthreads` as
> part of the build chain.
> A big problem with this approach is that the precompiled version of pthreads
> is built using VS2010 and we must redistribute that runtime to install targets
> as well.
> The library seems to be abandoned and no longer maintained. I tried to email
> the authors several times and unfortunately, I haven’t received a reply.
> In the end we might end up maintaining the project under the folder `windows`.
> For now, however we just add the source tarball of the pthread library to the
> `windows` folder.  We simplify the process of installing and building by
> compiling pthread library shipped in the `windows` folder during the build
> step.
> We still allow `--with-pthread=` argument during configure step. If that
> argument is not specified we fall back to the shipped tarball.
> Signed-off-by: Alin Gabriel Serdean <aserd...@ovn.org>

If we need the files in the pthread library, why not check in the files?
It seems more straightforward than checking in the tarball, especially
if we need to maintain it ourselves (which seems likely if it is truly

What is the license for the pthread library?
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