Wireshark-dev: [Wireshark-dev] MSVC2008EE or 2005EE
From: "Joshua (Shiwei) Zhao" <[email protected]>
Date: Sat, 1 Nov 2008 16:54:00 -0700
Now it's recommended to use MSVC 2008EE instead of 2005EE. However, in
config.nmake of version 1.0.4, there are comments:

# "Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Express Edition"
# needs additional Platform SDK installation?
# Visual C++ 9.0, _MSC_VER 1500, msvcr90.dll
# With this variant, Wireshark will compile but fails to run!
#
# THIS VARIANT CURRENTLY WON'T WORK - YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!
#MSVC_VARIANT=MSVC2008EE

I did try and confirmed that it's true:  Wireshark compiled but failed
to run. BTW, I'm using Vista and didn't try XP. But I guess it's not
related, since 2005EE did work under Vista.

So, should we still stick with 2005EE?

Thanks,
Joshua