What’s new with Thread Validator

By , December 10, 2020 6:27 pm

There are some changes coming to Thread Validator.

I’m going to describe the various changes and the reasons behind them.

Name Change

The first one is the name change. C++ Thread Validator becomes Thread Validator.

This change is to keep in line with our other tools not having language specific prefixes.

New UX Theme

A new UX theme which is has less visual clutter and is calmer to look at has been introduced. We’ve written about that in New UX Theme.


x64 and x86 support

C++ Thread Validator shipped in two versions, a 32 bit version and a 64 bit version that could also process 32 bit executables.

Thread Validator ships in a 64 bit version that can also process 32 bit executables. On a 32 bit machine the 32 bit version installs, on a 64 bit machine both 64 bit and 32 bit versions install, because occasionally there is a 32 bit native bug that you only deal with from the 32 bit version of the tool.

The reasons for this change are

  • All our other tools ship in versions that support both 64 bit and 32 bit executables. Thread Validator should do the same.
  • 64 processors are the dominant processors in the market. We should support these by default.

Availability

These changes to Thread Validator will be available after 13 December 2020.

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