On Thursday 26 June 2008, Cristian Secară wrote: > After a system reinstall (HDD change) on my HP nc8230 notebook, GIMP > was starting painfully slow, almost bloking itself at Fonts-something > startup splash screen. This was something new for me, as in the > previous WinXP system install GIMP started almost immediately. > > Searching a bit I noticed that this happens to be a common issue on many > Windows systems, where some have mentioned something about GTK+. > This pointed me to the question - what was different in my previous > system install related to GTK+ ? Answer - two more GTK+ applications > (except for Sylpheed, which does not matter for the subject), Pidgin and > GPA. So I installed Pidgin (2.4.2), et voilà, GIMP now starts > immediately ! > > So who knows, maybe this info can be of some help for others too ... > (and perhaps for GIMP developers too :) > > Cristi
Have you tried starting GIMP twice without Pidgin installed? It could simply be that the very first start time takes very long for GIMP because it registers/ cashes all the available fonts and then only has to check for changes on the second and all subsequent starts. Daniel
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