Zim 0.54 doesn't work on Windows XP

Bug #923679 reported by Sven Brütt on 2012-01-30
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Bug Description

While Zim 0.53 worked quite well on Windows XP, version 0.54 doesn't. The program doesn't start. This is the output of "zim -D":

WARNING: Trashing of files not supported, could not import 'gio'
INFO: This is zim 0.54
DEBUG: Python version is sys.version_info(major=2, minor=7, micro=2, releaselevel='final', serial=0)
DEBUG: Platform is nt
DEBUG: Zim revision is:
  branch: zim-054-win
  revision: 469 <email address hidden>
  date: 2012-01-16 01:05:03 -0500
DEBUG: Running from a source dir: C:\Program Files\Zim
DEBUG: Set XDG_DATA_HOME to C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\.local\share
DEBUG: Set XDG_DATA_DIRS to [<Dir: C:\usr\share>, <Dir: C:\usr\local\share>]
DEBUG: Set XDG_CONFIG_HOME to C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\.config
DEBUG: Set XDG_CONFIG_DIRS to [<Dir: C:\etc\xdg>]
DEBUG: Set XDG_CACHE_HOME to C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\.cache
DEBUG: Running command: gui
DEBUG: Loading C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Notes\notebook.zim
DEBUG: Wrote C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\.config\zim\notebooks.list
INFO: Opening default notebook
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "zim.py", line 66, in <module>
  File "zim\__init__.pyo", line 409, in main
  File "zim\gui\__init__.pyo", line 18, in <module>
  File "gtk\__init__.pyo", line 40, in <module>
  File "gtk\_gtk.pyo", line 12, in <module>
  File "gtk\_gtk.pyo", line 10, in __load
ImportError: DLL load failed: The specified procedure could not be found.

I'm using Windows XP SP3 32-bit and Windows 7 32-bit. Windows 7 still works!


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Ted Lilley (ted-lilley) wrote :

To the developers, there is a requirement to explicitly add gio to the py2exe setup file as detailed here:


I don't know if that's already the case, but if not, that should be tried.

It's likely to be the same cause for the Vista and W7 x64 issues as well.

@brendan: this may be a duplicate, but has a solution suggestions - please have a look

bdouxx (bdouxx-zim) wrote :

The new compilation on 17 Feb 2012 solve the problem for me. I think you can close this ticket.


Sven Brütt (sven-bruett) wrote :

I've tested this new build. Unfortunately, Zim crashes immediately after start. I've attached the following two logs: output of zim -D and the output of the applications crash.

Brendan Kidwell (bkidwell) wrote :


Builder (that's me) needs to manually grab version 9.0.21022.8 (exactly that version) of MSVCR90.dll and put it in the ./windows folder before running build script. I have updated the instructions and also updated the script to include this file.

Fix to be committed and released shortly.

Brendan Kidwell (bkidwell) wrote :

Fix is present in Zim 0.56 for Windows build here: http://www.glump.net/software/zim

Changed in zim:
status: New → Fix Released
Sven Brütt (sven-bruett) wrote :

I can confirm that version 0.56 fixes the problem. Thank you!

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