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From Todd Volkert <tvolk...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Synchronization question
Date Wed, 24 Feb 2010 13:31:11 GMT
Mathias,

is there any way you can give a more complete code sample?  It might shed
some light on what's going on.

-T

On Wed, Feb 24, 2010 at 8:19 AM, Mathias Versichele <
mathias.versichele@gmail.com> wrote:

> Ok, this might be the most difficult question until now from me (especially
> since I can't seem to fully understand synchronization). I'm using a Task
> class to run a background task asynchronously, so that the UI stays
> responsive and my activityMeter keeps me informed about the progress of the
> task. The problem now is, that somewhere I do this:
>
> private Process process;
>
> ...
>
> for loop {
>
>          process = new Process(...)
>          process.execute(new TaskAdapter<String>(tl));
>
>          other code...
> }
>
> the Process class extends the Task class. If my for loop gets called only
> once everything works perfect. Otherwise, though, the code keeps running and
> the process variable gets re-initialized with every loop until finally only
> the last run of the loop makes the process run completely (with my UI acting
> accordingly). What do I have to do to make the code stop after the
> process.execute() line ? I already tried the wait and notify methods, but
> they gave me errors until I used the synchronized keyword. Then, however,
> the processes run correctly but my UI freezes (indefinitely).
>
> I'm kind of stuck here... is using the Task class the right way to go or
> are there better ways for running threads in the background keeping my UI
> nice and healthy ?
>
> Regards
>
> --
> Mathias Versichele
> Bio-ir milieutechnologie / Msc. geografie
> Oudburgstraat 16
> 9240 Zele
> 0485/16.07.08
>

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