Wireshark-dev: Re: [Wireshark-dev] MSVC2008EE or 2005EE
From: "Michael A. McCartney" <[email protected]>
Date: Sat, 01 Nov 2008 23:12:02 -0500
I recently switched to MSVC2008EE because latest
Wireshark source builds but fails to run with
"application error" with MSCV6.  MSVC200EE
builds and runs fine for me on WinXP.

Joshua (Shiwei) Zhao wrote:
> 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
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