Re: [Gimp-developer] Windows 8.1

On 12. april 2015, 9:14:59, Mukund Sivaraman wrote:

GIMP plug-ins are regular programs not DLLs, and they are executed by
GIMP. You can check the paths to these in the pluginrc that is typically
stored in %appdata%\Roaming.

Not only I'm aware of that, but this is the sole reason for the
problems I described. If they were DLLs, we wouldn't have these
problems, since the required libraries would've already been loaded by

I suspect that this person has not set PATH. For example, the nightly
builds from just extract the tree of files and expect
a user to run the "run_gimp.bat" batch file (which sets PATH). If one
were to run gimp-2.9.exe directly in this case, the plug-ins that link
to DLLs would not find them (e.g., the file format ones that look for
libpng, libtiff, libjpeg, etc.).

Like I said, if something put an older version of a DLL GIMP's plugins
use to System32, PATH won't matter, as it's only checked after

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