Wireshark-dev: Re: [Wireshark-dev] Buidling Wireshark using MingW/MSyS on WIndows ?
From: "John Smith" <[email protected]>
Date: Thu, 15 May 2008 19:03:25 +0200
I seem to remember a time, in the not-too-distant past, where
practically every open source project that supported Windows used the
MingW/GCC Toolchain to compile their Windows based versions. These
days however, everyone seems to have switched to the Microsoft
Toolchain. So for better or for worse, ive decided to not make things
any harder for myself than they need to be, and stick to the MS
toolchain myself as well.

Thanks for all the kind people who have taken the time to reply,


John Smith.

On Thu, May 15, 2008 at 2:56 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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