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Misssing library on Windows #15

johnduhart opened this Issue Nov 30, 2011 · 5 comments


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johnduhart commented Nov 30, 2011

On windows right now you cannot comile due a missing DLL, libgcc_s_dw2-1.dll.

To repoduce this install KISS-IDE on a clean computer without any development tools on it. (Besides KISS-C)


bmcdorman commented Nov 30, 2011

Hello, I'm the developer of KISS IDE. I'm actually a senior at a residential high school, so I'm unable to respond quickly to queries. Sorry about that.

There actually seems to be a lot of problems with the windows beta 6 build, now that you've brought it to my attention. I changed the plugin interface without recompiling all of the plugins for windows, so every target except cbc2 will crash the application. I should've caught it, but was in a rush to leave the office, so I didn't actually test the Windows version before uploading it. I'm unable to go into the office until this weekend (at the soonest), but I'll email instructions to KIPR that will hopefully allow them to build a new version of KISS. In the mean time however, I have rolled back the official download page to Beta 5.

Now, onto your problem. That specific dll should be in the program's installation directory (hidden by default, you may need to change your explorer settings.) Is the dll present in C:\Program Files\KISS IDE Beta 6? If not, that's strange. If it is, why it's not working is even stranger.

What version of Windows?
Any strange school software on the computer(s) in question (like a filesystem freezer)?
Have you tried any older builds?
Here is a link to all betas so far: http://files.kipr.org/kiss/

A quicker way to reach me for might be my school email: braden.mcdorman@ossm.edu . I usually check that 3-4 times a day.

Also, thank you for you commit. I hope we get more!


johnduhart commented Dec 1, 2011

Hey catron, thanks for the reply.

We're actually using the Beta 5 build so luckily we didn't run into any of those issues and there shouldn't be any software that is causing problems with KISS-IDE (IT phased out Deep Freeze last June). The lab is also using Windows 7.

I can't get an later version of KISS-IDE due to restrictions however I'll try to find time to get a virtual machine with Windows 7 going to test out the issue more.

I'll report back when I know more.


bmcdorman commented Dec 1, 2011

That's really interesting. We've been having people use Beta 5 with good success on all platforms. There isn't anything funky going on with that file, too. It is installed by the nsis installer directly, rather than through a kiss package, so the chances of something going badly during install is extremely low. It must be a runtime issue, then. The thing is, it must be finding the other DLLs to even start the program. Why it wouldn't find that one is puzzling. Thanks for the quick reply.


bmcdorman commented Dec 6, 2011

Any luck?

Have you tried putting the /lib folder for gcc/mingw/cygwin/etc on the system path?

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