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
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
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