Wireshark-dev: Re: [Wireshark-dev] Kept support of Visual Studio 2005
From: Gerald Combs <[email protected]>
Date: Mon, 20 May 2013 09:54:13 -0700
On 5/20/13 8:37 AM, Graham Bloice wrote:
> 
> This is the small end of a long and wriggly worm.
> 
> Windows builds can consume system libraries from two sources, the
> Compiler\VS Studio installation and the Platform SDK.  Merely checking
> the compiler version isn't necessarily the correct option as the build
> may be using a much newer version of the SDK that doesn't have the
> issue.  In addition the build may be targeted at version of Windows that
> doesn't suffer the issue.  I would like to have the time to sort this out.

Would reducing the number of supported compilers in config.nmake help in
that regard?

> In general though, I agree that for Windows, supporting old compilers
> isn't really necessary as Visual Studio will generally install on older
> OS's, excepting that VS2012 limits support to Win7 and later, so we
> might need to support VS2010 for XP and Vista, although even XP dies
> (from mainstream support) in Apr 2014.

I'm OK with removing VS 2005 and .Net Framework 2.0.