I have an old computer which works just with windows xp. I tried to install the new versions of synfig on windows xp but only the version 1.0 normally installed.
As i am not new to synfig. I am learning and animating on the synfig studio 1.0 since two months.
I am here to just confirm that
Will the newer versions of synfig (above 1.0) works on a xp machine…?
(sorry for the bad English )
it is the first topic i created so if i write something wrong sorry for that
I don’t think it would be possible. Windows XP is a two decade old operating system. You should have rather replaced it with linux. It would have provided your system better security as well as modern software support.
I don’t think it will support Windows XP, but do you get any errors while installing? Also as mentioned by @Kai you should upgrade your operating system.
Even Microsoft doesn’t support Windows XP anymore. You may not expect further versions of Synfig to support Windows XP.
Synfig Studio uses GTK toolkit (and gtkmm) for a lot of GUI stuff; and they dropped support to Windows XP since its 3.18 version. Current Synfig versions ship 3.22.
You can try yourself to replace it with older gtkmm/GTK version (like 3.16)… Maybe from previous Synfig stable/development releases…
Could you post the specs of your computer?
Desktop or Laptop?
RAM, Screen resolution, CPU/Speed, HDD size…
Maybe you could install a Linux with LXDE or XFCE depending on your needs.
For example, I run a Xubuntu 18.04 LTS 32bit on an old Asus eeepc (1Go RAM,1024x600, 900MHz )
I am running a very low end pc
HDD size =2.5 inch
Screen resolution=1024 by 769 pixels
With 2 Gb it’s fine for a Linux, but don’t expect too much big performances anyway with newer versions of Synfig.
Depending your usage of the computer, you could try a live version of Lubuntu or Xubuntu 18.04 (if you need a 32bit version for the CPU).
As said before XP is out of age and you miss a lot of “modern” features (recent Firefox etc)
The following errors displayed when try to run newer version on Win xp
(On 1.4.0 version) synfig studio.exe-Entry point not found the procedure entry point ActiveProcessorCount could not be located in the dynamic link library KERNEL32.dll.
(And on other older versions)
C:\Program Files\Synfig\bin\synfigstudio.exe is not a valid Win 32 application
Yes, because the kernel of XP doesn’t provide this API useful for multi-core CPU.
As it is part of the runtime of the compiler, you can’t do anything (but using a Linux it would work )
Thanks Bob !
Now I am trying to install linux on my pc.
Thank you !!
A version of Linux that works very well with “Synfig studio” is linux-mint
because I have already tried other versions of linux that and synfig bug on some linux.
I advise you to test in a Virtual Box, at the beginning, to get the hand.
Good choice, but according the config available for HAROON, the last option would be a Tricia 19.3 XFCE in 32 bits and no possibility to use Virtualbox to test on his machine under XP
Note that I am a big fan of Virtualbox, Windows users can also benefit of a Linux version on Synfig which is generaly more stable
I just wanted to say that to pass from Windows to Linux, in 1 week it is a huge change, I used “Virtual box” to learn how to use “linux” or software, but it is not an obligation, it can also try with a “live DVD”.