Wireshark-dev: Re: [Wireshark-dev] Wireshark 1.10.0rc1 is now available
From: Jeff Morriss <[email protected]>
Date: Thu, 02 May 2013 10:19:22 -0400
On 05/01/13 15:15, Evan Huus wrote:
On Wed, May 1, 2013 at 3:09 PM, Reinhard Speyerer <[email protected]> wrote:
or disabling test programs for glib < 2.16 if these functions are not
used in Wireshark proper.
The test programs are not used in Wireshark proper, so someone with
the proper automake-foo can disable wmem_test for older glib versions.
Glib 2.14 is quite old at this point though, so it may just be worth
bumping our minimum version. Do we have a specific time window of glib
releases we make a point of trying to support?
Not that I know of.  Personally I usually like to check what popular 
OS's/distributions have so we know what we might be cutting off by 
bumping the version.
The ones I know/care about are:

RHEL/CentOS 5 has 2.12 so it's stuck at Wireshark 1.6 anyway.
RHEL/CentoS 6 has 2.22 so that version's good for a while.

Fedora 7 had 2.12
Fedora 8 had 2.14
Fedora 9 had 2.16

So by bumping the version to 2.16 we'd lose Fedora 8. I can't say that would be a huge loss.