Wireshark-dev: Re: [Wireshark-dev] Buidling Wireshark using MingW/MSyS on WIndows ?
From: "Abhik Sarkar" <[email protected]>
Date: Thu, 15 May 2008 17:00:38 +0400
The information about the Cygwin build is in the Wiki :
http://wiki.wireshark.org/Development/CygwinGCC (if that's of any

On Thu, May 15, 2008 at 4:56 PM, Graham Bloice
<[email protected]> wrote:
> John Smith wrote:
>> I have nothing against Microsoft nor open source, I just chose Eclipse
>> as my build environment as Im used to it on Linux. Furthermore, I see
>> this as a training/tutorial exercise, as I desire to build some other
>> open source software the same way. By the way, MingW/MSYS let's you
>> run "./configure ;make all ; make install" on Windows, and most of
>> these projects come with Unix style Makefiles/automake and are pretty
>> hard to get compiled using Microsoft's IDE.
> For better or worse Wireshark on Windows is built as a windows app using
> the MS toolchain.  Although there is the standard *nix stuff for
> building on *nix platforms I don't think anyone has attempted to use
> that on windows for a long time.  I believe that someone once managed to
> get it to build under Cygwin.
> I wish you luck in your endeavours.
> --
> Regards,
> Graham Bloice
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