Windows Nightly Build r18676 Crashes on Start

Geert Janssens janssens-geert at
Thu Feb 18 11:59:31 EST 2010

On Thursday 18 February 2010, Christian Stimming wrote:
> Did I understand correctly: The nightly build doesn't start because of
> "libpng14-14.dll not found"? This is understandable because of my
> recent commit r18664 which
> updated several of the dependcy version numbers.
> This may also have changed the resulting installer file size. No need
> to read any tea leaves here.
> However, this change in dependencies was incomplete - the previously
> installed older dependencies are still being used for building the
> resulting nightly build, but the DLLs are the newer ones. One of the
> developers with build server access needs to log into the win32
> machine and remove the old dependencies, but currently I didn't have
> the opportunity to do so (and I won't have any time for this before
> the weekend). Hence, the current nightly build might very well have
> problems to be run until someone with build server access will clean
> this up. But that's why the nightly builds are only this - nightly
> builds. No further guarantees for anything.
> Technicalities: libpng14-14.dll is required by several other binary
> DLLs; depends.exe mentions libgdk_pixbug-2.0-0.dll and libcairo-2.dll;
> however, the currently selected only
> contains the file libpng12-0.dll. The server also
> contains which contains libpng14-14.dll, the
> file in question here. Obviously it was a wrong decision by myself not
> to upgrade to the very latest version of libpng (the new major version
> scared me away) and this is what needs to be fixed.
> In the future, please refrain from email subject lines using the word
> "dead" for common error occurrences like these. Please use wording
> like these only for really serious issues, but not for the
> notification about an unsuccessful nightly build, because that's what
> the nightly build intentionally is for. In any case, thank you for the
> notification.
> Regards,
> Christian
If I understand this correctly the windows build should use libpng-1.4.0-1 
instead of 1.2.40 ?

I have committed this to trunk. Just let me know if this is not what you 


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