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Apple's multiprocessing APIs provide support for both co-operatively scheduled tasks and preemptively scheduled tasks. The APIs allow applications to create symmetrically scheduled preemptive tasks that can be run on a single processor machine, and that take full advantage of multiple processors when they are installed.
Multiprocessing News and Information
Improved Multiprocessing API 2.1 in Mac OS 9
Improved Thread Manager in Mac OS 9
The Multiprocessing API provides symmetrical real-time multitasking services that you can use to create tasks inside of your applications. This section provides links to web pages providing information about how to use the Multiprocessing API:
Apple tools, sample code, and documentation to help you with your multitasking projects. For general Mac OS resources, please see the Mac OS page.
The Thread Manager provides co-operative multitasking services allowing you to create a number of smaller tasks inside of an application. This section provides links to web pages providing information about how to use the Thread Manager:
The Process Manager provides co-operative multitasking services used for sharing the processor among applications. This section provides links to web pages providing information about how to use the Process Manager:
Web forms to report bugs found in Apple software.