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Version 3.0.1 - boost 1.51

Deprecated features since boost 1.50 available only until boost 1.55:

These deprecated features will be provided by default up to boost 1.52. If you don't want to include the deprecated features you could define BOOST_THREAD_DONT_PROVIDE_DEPRECATED_FEATURES_SINCE_V3_0_0. Since 1.53 these features will not be included any more by default. Since this version, if you want to include the deprecated features yet you could define BOOST_THREAD_PROVIDE_DEPRECATED_FEATURES_SINCE_V3_0_0. These deprecated features will be only available until boost 1.55, that is you have 1 year and a half to move to the new features.

Breaking changes when BOOST_THREAD_VERSION==3:

There are some new features which share the same interface but with different behavior. These breaking features are provided by default when BOOST_THREAD_VERSION is 3, but the user can however choose the version 2 behavior by defining the corresponding macro. As for the deprecated features, these broken features will be only available until boost 1.55.

Fixed Bugs:

Version 3.0.0 - boost 1.50

Breaking changes when BOOST_THREAD_VERSION==3:

New Features:

Fixed Bugs:

Version 2.1.1 - boost 1.49

Fixed Bugs:

Version 2.1.0 - Changes since boost 1.40

The 1.41.0 release of Boost adds futures to the thread library. There are also a few minor changes.

Changes since boost 1.35

The 1.36.0 release of Boost includes a few new features in the thread library:

Version 2.0.0 - Changes since boost 1.34

Almost every line of code in Boost.Thread has been changed since the 1.34 release of boost. However, most of the interface changes have been extensions, so the new code is largely backwards-compatible with the old code. The new features and breaking changes are described below.

New Features

Breaking Changes

The list below should cover all changes to the public interface which break backwards compatibility.