Wireshark-dev: Re: [Wireshark-dev] Can we move to Lua 5.2.3 only?
From: Jeff Morriss <[email protected]>
Date: Mon, 31 Mar 2014 14:05:35 -0400
On 03/28/14 10:29, Hadriel Kaplan wrote:
Howdy,
Is there any reason not to make wireshark 1.11.x and beyond only use Lua 5.2?  Right now the automated builds are getting built with 5.1.

There's very little difference to end users (i.e., older scripts should continue to work)... but for the C-code it's a lot more painful to have to continue to handle both Lua versions, and it takes longer to test, fix, etc.  There's no real advantage to supporting both at this point, afaik.  There was back when Lua 5.2 was new and buggy, but 5.2 has been out since 2011.
Do you mean Wireshark would no longer compile/run if the Lua version was 
< 5.2?
In that case I'd vote no: Redhat EL 6 comes with 5.1.4 and it probably 
has a long lifetime ahead of it.