Wireshark-dev: Re: [Wireshark-dev] XML parsing
From: Abhik Sarkar <[email protected]>
Date: Sun, 22 Mar 2009 20:43:23 +0400
Hi Bill,

Sorry, I read 2.16 as 2.1.6. Must be getting old :( I guess it is back to the drawing-board for me then.

Thanks a lot for pointing it out anyway.

Regards,
Abhik.

On Sat, Mar 21, 2009 at 4:41 PM, Bill Meier <[email protected]> wrote:
Bill Meier wrote:
> Abhik Sarkar wrote:
>> Ah, thanks Jeff; I understand now. I checked
>> (http://library.gnome.org/devel/glib/unstable/glib-Simple-XML-Subset-Parser.html)
>> and it suggests it has been around since version 2.16... so I guess it
>> is OK to use it.
>>
>
> Actually:
>
> configure.in requiring GTK to be 2.4 or greater means that Wireshark
> tries to support any version of GTK starting with 2.4.
>
> (Any code requiring a feature only available in later GTK versions is
> #ifdef'd to be compiled only if Wireshark is being built with that
> version or newer. In general, if this is done, alternative code should
> be provided which compiles and works with the earlier GTK version).
>
> So: if a function was implemented as of GTK 2.16, that means that any
> Wireshark build on a system with an earlier GTK version will fail trying
> to use that function. (Note that GTK 2.4 is [much] older than Gtk 2.16).
>
> For example: my fairly up-to-date Fedora 10 system has Gtk2 2.14.7....
>

Ooops: We're talking Glib not Gtk in this case.

 The principle remains the same: Wireshark currently supports Glib
versions starting with 2.4.



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