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Re: Installing on Windows: This application has failed to start because the application configuration is incorrect


BLOODY REPLY-ALL NON-DEFAULT issue in Gmail... Trying again to all.

Thanks for the heads up.

Sorry I've been quiet. Obviously at this point, Zim 0.55 isn't going
to happen. Last week I prepared a pristine Windows XP SP 3 VM with
pesky WGA removed, and I'm going to fork that VM and use one instance
to build Zim 0.56, and another to snapshot, test Zim, and roll-back as
many times as needed until I get it working. If my build runs on a
clean XP SP 3 install, it should hopefully work for anyone. I will be
sure to determine for certain whether VC++ Runtime or other missing
parts of the OS are needed to be included in the installer. Why the
Visual C++ runtime libraries are not included in the OS installer is
beyond my comprehension. I hate building software for Windows.

On Fri, Mar 30, 2012 at 1:50 PM, Dotan Cohen <dotancohen@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> I just had a hard time installing Zim 0.54 on Windows XP SP3. The
> application seemed to install fine, but when running it I would get
> the following error:
> This application has failed to start because the application
> configuration is incorrect.
> It turns out that the problem was that Visual C++ was not installed:
> http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?displaylang=en&id=5582
> I do not think that either Python nor GTK were installed on that
> machine, and I did not have to install them separately. Only Visual
> C++ and Zim itself.
> This message is to inform people who run into this issue in the
> future, including myself for next time.
> --
> Dotan Cohen
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