Wireshark-dev: Re: [Wireshark-dev] Is PowerShell now a requirement for Windows builds?
From: Gerald Combs <[email protected]>
Date: Thu, 07 Aug 2014 19:30:48 -0700
On 8/7/14, 6:41 PM, Guy Harris wrote:
> 
> On Aug 7, 2014, at 6:00 PM, "Gerald Combs (Code Review)" <[email protected]> wrote:
> 
>> Gerald Combs has uploaded a new change for review.
>>
>>  https://code.wireshark.org/review/3487
>>
>> Change subject: Provide our own version of unix2dos.
>> ......................................................................
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>> Provide our own version of unix2dos.
>>
>> Add a unix2dos PowerShell script which converts UNIX / POSIX line endings
>> to Windows / DOS. Remove dos2unix as a dependency.
> 
> Does that - and the use of a PowerShell command in the Makefile.nmake for building an NSIS package - make PowerShell a requirement for Windows builds?

Yes.

> If so, then does it come with all versions of Windows on which we support building, or does it have to be downloaded and installed on any of them?

It's a separate install for Windows Vista. Windows 7 ships with
PowerShell 2.0 and Windows 8 ships with 3.0. I'm not sure how many
developers are running Vista or (or XP) but we should list it as a
requirement.

Chocolatey and NuGet both require PowerShell 2.0. I can't tell if it's
required by newer versions of Visual Studio.