Wireshark-dev: Re: [Wireshark-dev] Update official Windows build?
From: Graham Bloice <[email protected]>
Date: Mon, 02 Apr 2007 16:15:04 +0100
Gerald Combs wrote:
> 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)
>>

The compiler produces better code, especially with a profiled release
(not available with EE) and is also more standards compliant.

>From a personal (and paying day job) point of view, with our own
unmanaged win32 app (no .Net) migration has been well worthwhile.

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Regards,

Graham Bloice