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  1. If I'm not mistaken, Python is only used to create the configuration, but a crucial part of *.dll and *.pyd code written in C. Unfortunately, at the moment I can not run MSVC 2013 on XP to check it out. I was able to compile some of the simpler libraries, such as the OpenSSL, using MinGW 4.92, but I have not yet mastered PyQt. That is why I am asking for help here from the more experienced and intelligent people.
  2. I'm sorry to pester again with silly questions, but what about PyQt5 for XP? I recently came across an interesting project called PyQt5-xp. It looks promising and includes officially unsupported PyQt 5.11.3 and PyQt-sip 4.19.13, but unfortunately compiled for Python 2.7 only. If someone is willing and free time to compile these libraries also for Python 3.7, that would be wonderful.
  3. Yes, this is very sad news. But thanks to this thread and amazing people who write here, I think we will always have a chance, that Python 3.7 will be functional under XP. JFYI, FontForge has a newer version, based on Python 3.7.4. All the problems that I have mentioned above are also relevant to it. For my experiments I choose not the latest version, based on Python 2.7.16 , because it is little easier to adapt under XP.
  4. I downloaded the glib and gettext_runtime here, then corrected a few more simple dependencies, and now it finally works perfectly! Thank you very much. UPDATE: Using a version glib 2.38 from here makes it possible to run Fontforge both console and GUI.
  5. I'm sorry, maybe I'm not accurately expressed. My English is poor and I often use Google Translate. I seriously thought about compiling One-Core-API from the sources and that you have quoted, I read on the project page - https://github.com/Skulltrail192/One-Core-Api/blob/master/README Of course, I mean that One-Core-API is based on ReactOS and GetIpForwardTable2 function currently missing in both projects.
  6. By trial and error method I have found that GetIpForwardTable2 function from IPHLPAPI.DLL is still missing in One-Core-API and ReactOS, on which it is based. Your ImportPatcher, as usual, did not disappoint - a sincere thank you for it. However, I could not find a working implementation of this function, and even more so to build a new DLL from the sources.
  7. I continue my experiments with the module fontforge.pyd. As said before, the problem is solved only partially and DLL loading bug is still there. But now Dependency Walker does not indicate anything specific, Loaded "c:\program files\fontforgebuilds\lib\python2.7\site-packages\fontforge\FONTFORGE.PYD" at address 0x6BDC0000. Successfully hooked module. Loaded "c:\program files\fontforgebuilds\bin\LIBFONTFORGE-3.DLL" at address 0x6A240000. Successfully hooked module. Loaded "c:\program files\fontforgebuilds\bin\LIBGUTILS-3.DLL" at address 0x65C40000. Successfully hooked module. Loaded "c:\program files\fontforgebuilds\bin\LIBGUNICODE-5.DLL" at address 0x00F90000. Successfully hooked module. Loaded "c:\windows\system32\WS2_32.DLL" at address 0x71A90000. Successfully hooked module. Loaded "c:\windows\system32\WS2HELP.DLL" at address 0x71A80000. Successfully hooked module. Unloaded "c:\program files\fontforgebuilds\lib\python2.7\site-packages\fontforge\FONTFORGE.PYD" at address 0x6BDC0000. Unloaded "c:\program files\fontforgebuilds\bin\LIBFONTFORGE-3.DLL" at address 0x6A240000. Unloaded "c:\program files\fontforgebuilds\bin\LIBGUTILS-3.DLL" at address 0x65C40000. Unloaded "c:\program files\fontforgebuilds\bin\LIBGUNICODE-5.DLL" at address 0x00F90000. Unloaded "c:\windows\system32\WS2_32.DLL" at address 0x71A90000. Unloaded "c:\windows\system32\WS2HELP.DLL" at address 0x71A80000. so I once again appeal to you for any intelligent advice. What else can be done in this case? Thanks a lot.
  8. It's amazing what you attentive, @jumper ! I did not even notice, since both types of slashes and "mixed" paths are valid for Python. Now I was able to partially solve the problem by correcting ntpath.py file, it contained a strange condition: if sys.platform == "win32" and "MSYSTEM" in os.environ: sep = '/' altsep = '\\' else: sep = '\\' altsep = '/' determining the dependence of the environment variable that was missing. Apparently, because of that it did not properly convert forward slashes to backslashes. I tried to contact the developer of FontForge, but he assured me that it was XP problem, although I have seen a similar description of the problem for newer Windows (7 & 8.1).
  9. Thank you, @jumper for your valuable reminder, at the second attempt I found a reference in MSDN. However, in my case, this registry key has absolutely no effect regardless of whether the setting is 0 or 1 or does not exist at all. But I mean, that above mentioned wrapper for LoadLibraryExA, in my opinion, is not working properly and always return a NULL, if LOAD_WITH_ALTERED_SEARCH_PATH flag is present. const DWORD load_library_search_flags = (LOAD_LIBRARY_SEARCH_DLL_LOAD_DIR | LOAD_LIBRARY_SEARCH_APPLICATION_DIR | LOAD_LIBRARY_SEARCH_USER_DIRS | LOAD_LIBRARY_SEARCH_SYSTEM32 | LOAD_LIBRARY_SEARCH_DEFAULT_DIRS); const DWORD unsupported_flags = (LOAD_IGNORE_CODE_AUTHZ_LEVEL | LOAD_LIBRARY_AS_IMAGE_RESOURCE | LOAD_LIBRARY_REQUIRE_SIGNED_TARGET); if (!(flags & load_library_search_flags)) flags |= default_search_flags; if( flags & unsupported_flags) FIXME("unsupported flag(s) used (flags: 0x%08x)\n", flags); if (flags & load_library_search_flags) load_path = get_dll_load_path_search_flags( libname->Buffer, flags ); else load_path = MODULE_get_dll_load_path( flags & LOAD_WITH_ALTERED_SEARCH_PATH ? libname->Buffer : NULL, -1 ); if (!load_path) return 0; Or is this behavior normal?
  10. Somebody tried to run under XP FontForge - free font editor (via One-Core-API project, of course)? I am interested in Python fontforge.pyd module, but it fails with the following error: Python 2.7.16 (default, Mar 7 2019, 06:52:08) [GCC 7.4.0 32 bit] on win32 Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information. >>> import fontforge Traceback (most recent call last): File "<stdin>", line 1, in <module> ImportError: DLL load failed: The specified procedure could not be found. >>> Dependency Walker log: LoadLibraryExA("c:\program files\fontforgebuilds\lib\python2.7\site-packages/fontforge.pyd", 0x00000000, LOAD_WITH_ALTERED_SEARCH_PATH) returned NULL. Error: The specified procedure could not be found (127). I read in MSDN about LoadLibraryExA function and decided that an error is likely due to unsupported in XP LOAD_WITH_ALTERED_SEARCH_PATH flag. I also looked into One-Core-API project sources, but unfortunately did not understand how function LoadLibraryExA should work if LOAD_WITH_ALTERED_SEARCH_PATH flag is nevertheless set. I suppose that we need some kind of workaround to this case - https://github.com/Skulltrail192/One-Core-Api/blob/93711e91694b6c1e7643d0092ed88f1e21f0cd94/dll/wrappers/base/kernel32_wrapper/module.c ( line 360 ). I would like to hear your opinion on this issue. Thanks a lot.
  11. I think the reason is that SysListView32 contains editable cell ( "Name"). There are many examples to change the background color of the cells for a simple ListView, but I could not find a working example to change the background color of the editable cells. I even want to write a small wrapper, but I still could not figure out what different ComCtl32.dll in Windows XP and Windows 7/8/10 (both have version 6.0). If someone here has the re-engineering skills and can help determine which functions are missing or otherwise implemented in XP, I would be very grateful for your help.
  12. I am sorry for possible offtopic, but somebody can explain how to use the Common Controls 6.0 and, respectively, Visual Styles in Windows XP? For example, in uTorrent 3.5.5 under XP standard ListView control is as follows: I suspect that there is a bug here. The active element should be sky blue, and the remaining elements of the alternate white / gray or white only, if this setting is disabled.
  13. I also can’t check any livestreams now. Perhaps, the results will be slightly different. So far we can only state that any "non-DASH" streams work fine in all cases. Thank you for your experiments, they were very useful. It became completely clear that the problem was most likely not in FFmpeg, not in OpenSSL, and not in mbedTLS. Good luck!
  14. You are absolutely right, this is clearly not mentioned anywhere. I want to emphasize what I think the problem is the lack of OpenSSL support. Of course, I could be wrong. Yesterday I tried to watch the live broadcast from Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/snookernews2u/videos/418828755653697 And got a 404 error. Today the situation is different. Now it’s not a live broadcast and stream coding "on the fly" through FFMpeg just doesn’t happen: [cli] [info] Found matching facebook plugin for URL https://www.facebook.com/snookernews2u/videos/418828755653697/ [plugin.facebook] [error] Skipped DASH manifest with SegmentBase streams [cli] [info] Available streams: sd (worst, best) [cli] [info] Opening stream: sd (http) Nevertheless, everything works fine, because FFMpeg is not used at all.
  15. Sorry to interfere, but what about the Streamlink project? It also does not work officially under XP, but I managed to build and run it. The problem is that FFMpeg with OpenSSL support is required for normal operation. I know that @Reino regularly builds FFMPeg for XP and even tried the FFMpeg buildscript that @Reino created. But unfortunately, all executable files are compiled by default without OpenSSL support and I don’t know how to enable this option when compiling from a script. Would you recommend something? Thanks a lot.
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