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DWS Mandelbrot Explorer Mark II, and random notes about FireMonkey and threads

Parnassus – The DWS Mandelbrot Explorer, which renders tiles generated by Eric Grange’s tile server, has been updated.The following is a braindump of information about the app, about FireMonkey, about threading, and about how they all interrelate. I think some points will be interesting to you.Miscellaneous things I’ve learnedIt turns out that you cannot reliably use two FireMonkey Direct2D TBitmaps in two different threads at the same time. The code had a background thread to download the fractal data and create a tile bitmap, which was then passed to the main thread to draw. (Only one thread ...
Favorite? Off-Topic? David @ 2014-01-25 23:22


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