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Re: Can we move to Lua 5.2.3 only?
From: Jeff Morriss <jeff.morriss.ws () gmail com>
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.

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