[Gimp-developer] Gimp 2.9 sometimes failing to start on Windows

Gimp 2.9 (Git pull from February 16, 2015) 64-bit Experimental - from
Partha's place

Windows 8.1 64-bit


Sometimes GIMP does not start. No error messages or anything. Just, nothing


Looking at the Application event log - the following is reported:


Faulting application name: gimp.exe, version:, time stamp:

Faulting module name: libglib-2.0-0.dll, version:, time stamp:

Exception code: 0xc0000005

Fault offset: 0x000000000002c640

Faulting process ID: 0x18c4

Faulting application start time: 0x01d05c343983f35d

Faulting application path: C:\Program Files\Gimp-2.9\bin\gimp.exe

Faulting module path: C:\Program Files\Gimp-2.9\frameworks\libglib-2.0-0.dll

Report ID: 77ae7ca1-c827-11e4-bef1-00248c02c055

Faulting package full name: 

Event ID: 1000

Task Category: (100)


Once this happens, it is usually not possible to start GIMP. Repeated
attempts produce the same symptom. Work-around is to start GIMP 2.8 and
close it down again. GIMP 2.9 will then usually start OK.


This is somewhat compounded because GIMP 2.9 is usually very slow to start
(at least the first time it is run). After double-clicking the icon, the
cursor quickly goes back to normal (i.e. not showing "busy" cursor), but
nothing happens for some time before, eventually, the splash screen shows.
Therefore, not possible to tell whether it has crashed or is just being
"normally" slow. This tends to lead to starting multiple instances! (2.8 has
the same problem, but not so badly) I think the splash screen needs to show
IMMEDIATELY just to reassure the user that something is happening.




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