Re: [Gimp-developer] Windows 8.1

Windows has generically used System32 folder for system DLLs (64-bit
Windows keep 64-bit DLLS in the System32 folder). The 32-bit DLLs are
stored in WOW64. So, there is no reason that Gimp, sorry GIMP would
not work if DLLs are located in the System32 folder.

Having said that, I personally think it's bad practice for software to
store DLLs in System32 folder. Given Windows DLL search algorithm,
software should keep their DLLs in their own folder or within their
folder hierarchy.

On Sat, Apr 11, 2015 at 1:07 PM, Alexandre Prokoudine
<alexandre prokoudine gmail com> wrote:
To be fair, we got one quite disgruntled user recently who said exactly this:

"This is Windows 8.1, As I already said, your installer puts all the
.dll files in the bin folder. They won't work there. I have to move
all of them to the Windows/System32 folder where they belong."

Now, as some of team members pointed out, System32 sounds like he's on
Windows 98 (with Windows 95 habits) rather than on 8.1. But is it
correct to out .dll files there? And if it is, why would GIMP not work


On Sat, Apr 11, 2015 at 1:54 PM, Partha Bagchi <partha1b gmail com> wrote:

On Thu, Apr 9, 2015 at 7:59 PM, Guy Sunderland <guysunfish430 gmail com> wrote:

Simple question: Does GIMP work on Windows 8.1?
gimp-developer-list mailing list
List address:    gimp-developer-list gnome org
List membership:
List archives:

[Date Prev][Date Next]   [Thread Prev][Thread Next]   [Thread Index] [Date Index] [Author Index]