Wireshark-dev: Re: [Wireshark-dev] Anyone of the developers going to support Win98 (and alike)
From: Joerg Mayer <[email protected]>
Date: Sun, 27 Aug 2006 13:38:52 +0200
On Sat, Aug 26, 2006 at 06:17:28PM +0200, Andreas Fink wrote:
> I have however to disagree on dropping support for GTK version 1.2. I  
> currently build wireshark on MacOS X wiht GTK 1.2 for a good reason.
> The dependencies of GTK is GLIB and nothing else. If you build it  
> with GTK2, then you end up with a few  of dependencies which have  
> another large list of dependencies you have to build in addition. I  
> once tried and stopped after I compiled and patched like the 10ths  
> dependency. Things like ghostscript, cario, and a lot of other things  
> you never ever need in Wireshark. And when I build a binary, then all  
> the end users get a lot of files for nothing. This is very different  
> to other OS's which use this stuff to run their GUI in their X11  
> environment. this is not the case under MacOS X.

Well, I'm very much for dropping GTK-1 support:

Look at the source in gtk/ to see the effort it takes to take all the
differences between gtk1 and gtk2 into account as well as the effort
to maintain both versions. Compare this with the one-time-effort to
set up a working compile time env for gtk2 for fink.

Or would you be willing to maintain the gtk1 code in the Wireshark
sources to keep them functional? If no one steps up and offers to
maintain the gtk1 code we very likely will remove it in the not too far

Joerg Mayer                                           <[email protected]>
We are stuck with technology when what we really want is just stuff that
works. Some say that should read Microsoft instead of technology.