Wireshark-dev: Re: [Wireshark-dev] Wireshark 1.6: End support of older Windows Compilers/SDKs ?
From: Guy Harris <[email protected]>
Date: Thu, 3 Feb 2011 00:50:13 -0800
On Feb 2, 2011, at 12:07 PM, Stephen Fisher wrote:

> On Wed, Feb 02, 2011 at 02:54:30PM -0500, Bill Meier wrote:
> 
>> For Wireshark 1.6:
>> 
>> Support the following ?
>> 
>> !ELSEIF "$(MSVC_VARIANT)" == "MSVC2005"   || \
>>         "$(MSVC_VARIANT)" == "MSVC2005EE" || \
>>         "$(MSVC_VARIANT)" == "DOTNET20"   || \
> 
> Do we even need to support these extra old compilers?

Which of the compilers in Bill's message are the "extra old compilers"?

He said

> Support the following ?
> 
> !ELSEIF "$(MSVC_VARIANT)" == "MSVC2005"   || \
>        "$(MSVC_VARIANT)" == "MSVC2005EE" || \
>        "$(MSVC_VARIANT)" == "DOTNET20"   || \
>        "$(MSVC_VARIANT)" == "MSVC2008"   || \
>        "$(MSVC_VARIANT)" == "MSVC2008EE" || \
>        "$(MSVC_VARIANT)" == "MSVC2010"   || \
>        "$(MSVC_VARIANT)" == "MSVC2010EE"
> 
> and not these ?
> 
> !IF     "$(MSVC_VARIANT)" == "MSVC6"      || \
>        "$(MSVC_VARIANT)" == "MSVC2002"   || \
>        "$(MSVC_VARIANT)" == "DOTNET10"   || \
>        "$(MSVC_VARIANT)" == "MSVC2003"   || \
>        "$(MSVC_VARIANT)" == "DOTNET11"

so I'd classify the ones in the "and not these?" as "*extra* old", and would merely call the 2005 and .NET 2.0 versions as "old", as the ones in the "and not these" are older than the 2005 and .NET 2.0 ones.

I.e., are you saying "drop the ones Bill listed", or "drop the ones Bill listed *and* drop MSVC2005, MSVC2005EE, and DOTNET20"?

If the latter, is there much cost to continuing to support the latter three?