Wireshark-dev: Re: [Wireshark-dev] Buidling Wireshark using MingW/MSyS on WIndows ?
From: Guy Harris <[email protected]>
Date: Thu, 15 May 2008 10:10:04 -0700
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.
Wireshark is, as noted, not one of those projects; it comes with 
UN*X-style automake/autoconf stuff, for use on UN*X-style systems, *AND* 
with nmake files, for use on Windows with MSVC++.
I cannot guarantee that the configure script will work correctly on 
Windows with any environment - for one thing, I don't know whether it'd 
find WinPcap.  The automake/autoconf stuff was developed under the 
assumption that it'll be running on a UN*X-style system.