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Windows 2000 Support? Mark Bourne 01 Feb 20:13
Windows 2000 Support? Jernej Simončič 01 Feb 22:32
  Windows 2000 Support? Mark Bourne 02 Feb 20:09
Windows 2000 Support? Jernej Simončič 02 Feb 21:40
Mark Bourne
2012-02-01 20:13:55 UTC (almost 3 years ago)

Windows 2000 Support?

While testing another issue, I found that GIMP 2.7.4 fails to load correctly on Windows 2000. http://www.gimp.org/windows/ says "GIMP should run on any NT-based version of Windows (NT4, 2000, XP or Vista)." Is that statement still correct, or has support for pre-XP been dropped?

No problem for me if Windows 2000 has been dropped since I only use it for trying things out, but can submit a bug report if it is still supposed to be supported.

Starting GIMP 2.7.4 on Windows 2000 Pro with SP4 applied (running under MS Virtual PC 2007 with Windows Vista 32-bit Business as the host OS) the following errors are produced during startup: 1. "The procedure entry point GetModuleHandleExA could not be located in the dynamic link library KERNEL32.dll" (while the splash screen shows "Looking for data files - Modules")
2. "The procedure entry point getaddrinfo could not be located in the dynamic link library WS2_32.dll" (while the splash screen shows "Querying new Plug-ins - script-fu.exe")

MSDN indicates the above functions are not present on Windows 2000, although it looks like getaddrinfo can be emulated by including another header -
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/ms738520(v=vs.85).aspx#support_for_getaddrinfo_on_windows_2000_and_older_versions

The UI is then displayed, but is unresponsive - the windows can't be moved, and don't even redraw after they've been covered. Being unresponsive, the only way to exit is to kill the process. Nothing is displayed in the "GIMP output" console window, except the initial message "This is a development version of GIMP. Debug messages may appear here."

Thanks,
Mark.

Jernej Simončič
2012-02-01 22:32:38 UTC (almost 3 years ago)

Windows 2000 Support?

On Wed, 01 Feb 2012 20:13:55 +0000, Mark Bourne wrote:

While testing another issue, I found that GIMP 2.7.4 fails to load correctly on Windows 2000. http://www.gimp.org/windows/ says "GIMP should run on any NT-based version of Windows (NT4, 2000, XP or Vista)." Is that statement still correct, or has support for pre-XP been dropped?

That's something that should definitely be fixed - NT4 hasn't been supported since GIMP 2.2 IIRC, and I think the last version that works on 2000 is somewhere around 2.6.7. Looks like you also found a bug in the 2.7 installer - I forgot to put the check for Windows XP SP3 in it - it should've never allowed installing on Windows 2000.

Mark Bourne
2012-02-02 20:09:25 UTC (almost 3 years ago)

Windows 2000 Support?

jernej|s-gmane wrote:

On Wed, 01 Feb 2012 20:13:55 +0000, Mark Bourne wrote:

While testing another issue, I found that GIMP 2.7.4 fails to load correctly on Windows 2000. http://www.gimp.org/windows/ says "GIMP should run on any NT-based version of Windows (NT4, 2000, XP or Vista)." Is that statement still correct, or has support for pre-XP been dropped?

That's something that should definitely be fixed - NT4 hasn't been supported since GIMP 2.2 IIRC, and I think the last version that works on 2000 is somewhere around 2.6.7. Looks like you also found a bug in the 2.7 installer - I forgot to put the check for Windows XP SP3 in it - it should've never allowed installing on Windows 2000.

Thanks for confirming; I did wonder at NT4 support. I've filed a bug against gimp-web for that page:
https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=669273

Should I also file one against the installer?

I'm happy to try an updated installer when available, if you don't have access to Windows 2000 and want to check that it refuses to install.

Mark.

Jernej Simončič
2012-02-02 21:40:56 UTC (almost 3 years ago)

Windows 2000 Support?

On Thu, 02 Feb 2012 20:09:25 +0000, Mark Bourne wrote:

I'm happy to try an updated installer when available, if you don't have access to Windows 2000 and want to check that it refuses to install.

I've got Windows 2000 in a virtual machine, I just never thought to test the 2.7 installer in it.