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wrong recommendation for location of gdiplus.dll

VERIFIED FIXED

Status

www.mozilla.org
General
VERIFIED FIXED
13 years ago
6 years ago

People

(Reporter: Hermann Schwab, Unassigned)

Tracking

Firefox Tracking Flags

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(Reporter)

Description

13 years ago
From Redist.txt:

For Windows XP use the system-supplied gdiplus.dll.  Do not install a new
gdiplus.dll over the system-supplied version (it will fail due to Windows File
Protection).  

For Windows 2000, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows NT 4.0 and Windows 98,
install gdiplus.dll into the private directory of the application not into the
system directory. 

Wrong recommendation in this page:
Copy the resulting gdiplus.dll into either the mozilla/firefox bin or your
windows/system32 directory.

I copied into system32.dll as I´m using nightlies both Mozilla and Firefox,
and didn´t succeed, Firefox crashed again, found bug 292222.

The attached patch was copied and pasted from doctor to programmers notepad,
don´t know if this is a real patch or well formatted.

This page was hard to find, after having read the announcement some days aga
that firefox could be svg enabled, default off, I just wanted to give it a try.
Installed mozilla and firefox nightlies, and crashed on firefox when starting
tetris. Using Firefox I got a short warning first time when I tried to load svg,
but no clickable link to this page.

None of the announcements mentioned that you need to download gdiplus, if you
are running some stone-age Windows like win2k or win98. This should be in the
release notes.
(Reporter)

Comment 1

13 years ago
Created attachment 182291 [details] [diff] [review]
patch?

patch copied and pasted from doctor, don´t know if it is correctly formatted.

Comment 2

13 years ago
Thanks, I've fixed the instructions and also pointed to where the default
install directory is located.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 13 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
(Reporter)

Updated

13 years ago
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
Product: mozilla.org → Websites
Component: www.mozilla.org → General
Product: Websites → www.mozilla.org
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