Wireshark-dev: Re: [Wireshark-dev] custom plugin dll - can it be dropped intoanother WS install
From: "Maynard, Chris" <[email protected]>
Date: Fri, 7 Nov 2008 21:36:50 -0500
What version of MSVC are you using?  I'm guessing you're not using

Here's the way I understand things: If you are using VS2008 then you
should be able to deliver your plugin to someone else running any
"off-the-shelf" version of Wireshark 1.0.3 or later (since I believe
that's when Gerald switched to VS2008 (ref:
http://www.wireshark.org/lists/wireshark-dev/200808/msg00023.html), and
your plugin should work fine; however if you are using a compiler other
than VS2008, then it won't work, in which case, as far as I know, you
have 2 options:

1) Compile your plugin with VS2008.
2) Compile and distribute your own version of the Wireshark installer
with whatever version of the compiler you're using now.  (This is what I
- Chris

> -----Original Message-----
> From: [email protected] [mailto:wireshark-dev-
> [email protected]] On Behalf Of Kaatz, David
> Sent: Friday, November 07, 2008 12:10 PM
> To: [email protected]
> Subject: Re: [Wireshark-dev] custom plugin dll - can it be dropped
> intoanother WS installation?
> I build a dissector plugin dll on the 1.0.4 source.
> Should I be able to just give someone who has installed WS 1.0.4 my
> dll and it will work if they put it in their
> directory?  Because I tested that on my own system and it causes a
> couple errors at startup, although WS will run I click through the
> errors.
> If it is possible what are the steps I need to take to get the dll to
> work this way?
> Attached jpgs show the errors.
> Thanks Chris for your prompt reply to my earlier installer question.
> Dave

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