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I am interested in contributing to the Wireshark effort.

For this the development guide mentions that I use Visual Studio Community 2013. Can I use Visual Studio Community 2015 instead, as it has better features and can be used for multiple projects.

I will be using it to contribute for V2.0

asked 15 Jul '16, 22:21

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The master branch (used to compile Wireshark 2.1.x development releases and that will become soon Wireshark 2.2.0 stable release) can be used with MSVC 2015 CE. I don't think we did all the changes required for this MSVC version in master-2.0 branch (used for Wireshark 2.0.x). Anyway for contributing to Wireshark you should use master branch (the stable branch only gets bugfixes).

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answered 16 Jul '16, 01:00

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As the current buildbot, releases and Development Guide all use VS2013, unless you want to debug any remaining issues in VS2015 compatibility, then it would be best to start with VS2013.

Experience of helping other users setup their Windows build environment has shown that deviating in any way from the instructions in the Developers Guide leads to issues and frustration. Start with VS2013, once you have confidence in that, then move over to VS2015. Apart from the different Qt versions required, the only other change is in the environment setup for your build shell and the CMake generation step. You can have both versions of VS installed at the same time.

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answered 16 Jul '16, 04:07

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Thanks. I will start with VS2013

(16 Jul '16, 07:33) rishiraje
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