Wireshark-dev: Re: [Wireshark-dev] Recommended QT version to build Wireshark Master ?
From: Gerald Combs <[email protected]>
Date: Mon, 12 Sep 2016 14:10:20 -0700
On 9/12/16 12:22 PM, Bill Meier wrote:
> On 9/12/2016 3:11 PM, Bill Meier wrote:
>> I'm finally getting around to building Wireshark (Windows 7 32 bit) again.
>> What version of QT should be used ?

I think we've settled on 5.6, at least for Windows. It's the "Long Term
Support" branch of Qt5 and will be supported until March 2019. I'll update
the WSDG accordingly.

>> WSDG sec 2.2.4  doesn't really say (although shows 5.5 in the example).
>> WSDG sec 2.2.10 (which I just happened to see) says 5.6.1
>> The Master buildbot seems to be using 5.3
>> Also: wdsg sec 2.2.4 implies that the "OpenGL" version should be used.
>> Is this correct ?
> Update: I now see that master is actually using QT 5.6 so I'll use that
> version. (I was wrongly looking at a Wireshark 2.2 builder).

The master-2.2 Windows builders *should've* been updated to use Qt 5.6 but
it looks like I missed that. I'll rectify it shortly.

> Still not sure about Open-GL vs not Open-GL ?

Prior to version 5.5 Qt on Windows could use either OpenGL or ANGLE and
depending on its build-time configuration:


The OpenGL version was recommended if you didn't actually use OpenGL since
it required fewer dependencies.

Versions 5.5 and later handle this at run time and only offer one choice
per compiler+architecture: