Wireshark-dev: Re: [Wireshark-dev] Update official Windows build?
From: Gerald Combs <[email protected]>
Date: Mon, 02 Apr 2007 07:48:22 -0700
Newer versions of Visual C++ provide better overrun protection.  Visual
C++ 6.0 is also past the end of its supported life cycle:
http://support.microsoft.com/lifecycle/?p1=3003

Gerhard Gappmeier wrote:
> Hello Gerald,
> 
> is there a reason to switch?
> If you mean just the installer then I think it's ok.
> 
> But developing is much better with VC6, because it's much faster and
> more stable.
> As long as you don't need .Net there is nor real reason to switch in my
> opinion.
> The .Net Studio is just annoying.
> 
> Also for installers there are better solutions than MSI Installer:
> NSIS: http://nsis.sourceforge.net/Main_Page
> Bitrock installer:
> http://bitrock.com/products_installbuilder_overview.html (Platform
> independent installer)
> 
> 
> Gerald Combs schrieb:
>> The official Windows installers are still built using Visual Studio 6.0.
>>  I'd like to switch over to Visual C++ 2005 Express Edition before the
>> next release.  Is there any reason not to do this?
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