Wireshark-dev: Re: [Wireshark-dev] Microsoft Visual C Version 6 support is a bitoutdated ...
From: Jaap Keuter <[email protected]>
Date: Wed, 20 Dec 2006 11:15:46 +0100 (CET)
Hi,

Looking in the plugins I can only find mate_parser.c containing a
malloc/free pair. g_malloc/g_free are used as well; I've no clue why the
exception is made.

Thanx,
Jaap

On Wed, 20 Dec 2006, Douglas Pratley wrote:

> We went through upgrades from MSCV 6 -> 7.1 -> 8 in my last job. The
> only real problem we ran into (apart from all the code tweaks in the C++
> to make it compile 6 -> 7.1, which is not relevant here) was in passing
> dynamically allocated memory across binary boundaries.
>
> If everyone has followed the guidelines and used the "g_" functions for
> allocation and deallocation, then all memory should be being allocated
> from one CRT, so it may well just all "work". Would it be worth checking
> the code to make sure that it doesn't use other allocation functions
> anywhere?
>
> Of course, any bugs that occur if it doesn't just work will be
> intermittent, awkward to find and fatal (or a security risk) if they do
> occur...
>
> Cheers
>
> Doug
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: [email protected]
> [mailto:[email protected]] On Behalf Of Ulf Lamping
> Sent: 20 December 2006 00:51
> To: Developer support list for Wireshark
> Subject: Re: [Wireshark-dev] Microsoft Visual C Version 6 support is a
> bitoutdated ...
>
> Gerald Combs wrote:
> > Ulf Lamping wrote:
> >
> >> The biggest hurdle seems to be the different msvcrt.dll (C runtime
> >> library) versions for the libs we use, as Gerald already mentioned -
> I'm
> >> still thinking about the possibilities to solve this.
> >>
> >
> > If we need to we can split the packages subdirectory in
> > wireshark-win32-libs into packages/msvcrt and packages/msvcr71.
> >
> Sounds like an approach to it.
>
> I would like to avoid compiling libs "on our own" where possible -
> especially compiling GTK/GLib on Win32 "from scratch" doesn't sound like
>
> a task I would really love to work on ;-)
>
> However, if there's no other way ...
>
> Regards, ULFL
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