Xojo 2019R2 has a lot of new features and enhancements, including the simplification of updating the User Interface in apps from threads running in combination with the main app thread. Doing that in previous releases required the use of a thread in combination with a Timer, for example.
With today’s multi-core CPU’s it seems that an application made with Xojo running on a single core is somewhat restricting. If you have a lot of data to process, large images to manipulate or other things that could happen in the background, it would seem that with a multi-core machine you could do this faster “if only Xojo would make threads preemptive”. We get a lot of requests for preemptive threads so that people can take advantage of multiple cores.