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This is a tentative roadmap for the next stable releases of Wireshark. For more information on the Wireshark release lifecycle and on past releases see [[Development/LifeCycle]].
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Don't expect any timelines here, the Ethereal V1.0 release might still be far, far away! == Planning ==
 || '''Release''' || '''Expected Date''' || '''Notes''' ||
 || 1.11.3 || Unknown || Next development release ||
 || 1.10.6 || Unknown || Next maintenance release of the stable branch ||
 || 1.8.13 || Unknown || Next maintenance release of the old stable branch ||
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== V1.0 == = Do Not Add Items To The Backport List =
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A collection of things to be done before the 1.0 release of Ethereal. We're migrating from Subversion to Git. As part of the migration the backport lists below are going away.
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 * Use the "User's Guide" as the online help system for Ethereal releases
 * Add some reasonable example files for filters, rules, ....
 * Cleanup source directories (plugins, packaging, ...)
 * Finish the native Windows interface and integrate it with the main trunk
 * Security improvements
  * Add privilege separation for POSIX environments
  * Add a similar mechanism for the Windows environment
  * Enhance the API to make it easier to write secure code (e.g. add tvb_get_gstring())?
If you want to propose a change for backporting, please cherry pick it and push it to `HEAD:refs/for/master-1.10` or `HEAD:refs/for/master-1.8` via Git at https://code.wireshark.org/review. For example, to cherry-pick from `master` (SVN trunk) to `master-1.10` (SVN trunk-1.10) you would do the following:
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Things also desirable for the 1.0 release:  * `git checkout -b master-1.10 origin/master-1.10` ''# First time''
 * `git checkout master-1.10` ''# Each successive time''
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 * documentation of library API's (e.g. wiretap)
 * make some of the plugins regular dissectors?
 * make the capture filter syntax the same as the display filter syntax?
 * `git log origin/master` ''# Find git hash of the SVN revision or git hash you want to pick''
 * `git cherry-pick <hash>` ''# Pull in the change from master''
 * `git push origin HEAD:refs/for/master-1.10/backport-r45678`
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== Beyond V1.0 == At this point Gerrit will probably complain about a missing Change ID. You can run

 * `git commit --amend`

to add the ID and re-run

 * `git push origin HEAD:refs/for/master-1.10/backport-r45678`

to upload the change for review.

For more information on cherry picking see the [[http://git-scm.com/docs/git-cherry-pick|git-cherry-pick man page]]. You can cherry-pick SVN revisions using `tools/backport-change` in the Wireshark trunk (although it might be easier to run the git commands by hand).

== Upcoming Release Status ==
== 1.10.6 ==
=== Pending Tasks ===
  * [[http://anonsvn.wireshark.org/viewvc/viewvc.cgi?view=rev&revision=49648|Rev 49648]] - Fix unregistered hf errors from t124 dissector (errors come from the backport of r49644)
  * --([[http://anonsvn.wireshark.org/viewvc/viewvc.cgi?view=rev&revision=54247|Rev 54247]] - [[https://bugs.wireshark.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=9483|Bug 9483]] - Avoid crash when creating a Lua TvbRange from a FieldInfo.)-- Moved to [[https://code.wireshark.org/review/#/c/13/|13]]
  * --([[http://anonsvn.wireshark.org/viewvc/viewvc.cgi?view=rev&revision=54292|Rev 54292]] - [[https://bugs.wireshark.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=9549|Bug 9549]] - Improved Lua ProtoField.new().)-- Moved to [[https://code.wireshark.org/review/#/c/44/|44]]
  * [[http://anonsvn.wireshark.org/viewvc/viewvc.cgi?view=rev&revision=54193|Rev 54193]], [[http://anonsvn.wireshark.org/viewvc/viewvc.cgi?view=rev&revision=54463|Rev 54463]] - [[https://bugs.wireshark.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=9572|Bug 9572]] - Longer data fields in Modbus/TCP aren't displayed.
  * [[http://anonsvn.wireshark.org/viewvc/viewvc.cgi?view=rev&revision=54488|Rev 54488]] - [[https://bugs.wireshark.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=9598|Bug 9598]] - Clear the intermediate line buffer for DMX channels.
  * [[http://anonsvn.wireshark.org/viewvc/viewvc.cgi?view=rev&revision=54687|Rev 54687]] - DVB-CI: correct a typo in a filter string
  * --([[http://anonsvn.wireshark.org/viewvc/viewvc.cgi?view=rev&revision=54707|Rev 54707]] - [[https://bugs.wireshark.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=9633|Bug 9633]] - Do not try to add a new NAL unit when the previous one was not decoded.)-- Moved to [[https://code.wireshark.org/review/r/I572506ad|I572506ad]]
  * [[http://anonsvn.wireshark.org/viewvc/viewvc.cgi?view=rev&revision=54337|Rev 54337]] - [[https://bugs.wireshark.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=9340|Bug 9340]] - Permit building with GTK 3.10+ by ignoring deprecations.
  * --([[http://anonsvn.wireshark.org/viewvc/viewvc.cgi?view=rev&revision=54295|Rev 54295]],[[http://anonsvn.wireshark.org/viewvc/viewvc.cgi?view=rev&revision=54296|Rev 54296 (partial)]] - Replace g_memmove (deprecated) with memmove.)-- Done in r54966.
  * [[http://anonsvn.wireshark.org/viewvc/viewvc.cgi?view=rev&revision=54812|Rev 54812]] - [[https://bugs.wireshark.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=9634|Bug 9634]] - Fix pcap heuristics broken in r49999.
  * --([[http://anonsvn.wireshark.org/viewvc/viewvc.cgi?view=rev&revision=54837|Rev 54837]] - [[https://bugs.wireshark.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=9649|Bug 9649]] - SMPP: source_telematics_id value length is 1 byte.)-- Moved to [[https://code.wireshark.org/review/#/q/Ib389f8f9,n,z|Change Ib389f8f9]]

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=== Completed Tasks ===
  ''Queue Empty''

=== Deferred or Rejected Tasks ===
  ''Queue Empty''

## When deleting Completed Tasks (after a release), please *move* them to http://wiki.wireshark.org/Development/Trunk-1.10, don't just delete them from here.

== 1.8.13 ==
=== Pending Tasks ===
  * [[http://anonsvn.wireshark.org/viewvc/viewvc.cgi?view=rev&revision=49648|Rev 49648]] - Fix unregistered hf errors from t124 dissector (errors come from the backport of r49644)
  * [[http://anonsvn.wireshark.org/viewvc/viewvc.cgi?view=rev&revision=54488|Rev 54488]] - [[https://bugs.wireshark.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=9598|Bug 9598]] - Clear the intermediate line buffer for DMX channels.
  * [[http://anonsvn.wireshark.org/viewvc/viewvc.cgi?view=rev&revision=54687|Rev 54687]] - DVB-CI: correct a typo in a filter string
  * --([[http://anonsvn.wireshark.org/viewvc/viewvc.cgi?view=rev&revision=54707|Rev 54707]] - [[https://bugs.wireshark.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=9633|Bug 9633]] - Do not try to add a new NAL unit when the previous one was not decoded.)-- Moved to [[https://code.wireshark.org/review/r/I59b78a15|I59b78a15]]
  * --([[http://anonsvn.wireshark.org/viewvc/viewvc.cgi?view=rev&revision=54837|Rev 54837]] - [[https://bugs.wireshark.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=9649|Bug 9649]] - SMPP: source_telematics_id value length is 1 byte.)-- Moved to [[https://code.wireshark.org/review/r/I6ebc94bf|Change I6ebc94bf]]

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## Please use this format: * [[http://anonsvn.wireshark.org/viewvc/viewvc.cgi?view=rev&revision=#|Rev #]] - [[https://bugs.wireshark.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=#|Bug #]] - [[http://ask.wireshark.org/questions/#|Ask #]] - Explanation.

=== Completed Tasks ===
  * [[http://anonsvn.wireshark.org/viewvc/viewvc.cgi?view=rev&revision=54181|Rev 54181]] - [[https://bugs.wireshark.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=9571|Bug 9571]] - Fix " Wireshark stops showing new packets but dumpcap keeps writing them to the temp file"
  * [[http://anonsvn.wireshark.org/viewvc/viewvc.cgi?view=rev&revision=49145|Rev 49145]] - [[https://bugs.wireshark.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=9488|Bug 9488]] - Remove static packet_info *gpinfo and just use the packet_info provided by the function
  * [[http://anonsvn.wireshark.org/viewvc/viewvc.cgi?view=rev&revision=54227|Rev 54227]] - [[https://bugs.wireshark.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=9578|Bug 9578]] - Homeplug dissector bug: STATUS_ACCESS_VIOLATION: dissector accessed an invalid memory address

## ''Queue Empty''

=== Deferred or Rejected Tasks ===
  ''Queue Empty''

## When deleting Completed Tasks (after a release), please *move* them to http://wiki.wireshark.org/Development/Trunk-1.8, don't just delete them from here.

== Proposed Changes ==
 * Items marked with {1} in the TODO list of [[Development/SNMP]]
 * Keep plugin API and ABI stable and versioned, so binary plugins will reliably work with more than one Wireshark version (ABI changes can be followed here: [[http://upstream-tracker.org/versions/wireshark.html|Upstream Tracker]])
  * Run tools/git-compare-abis.sh in the Git repository right before the release
  * Bump library versions as needed based on [[http://www.gnu.org/software/libtool/manual/html_node/Updating-version-info.html|Libtool's documentation]] (don't forget updating debian/wireshark-common.files and debian/wireshark-common.shlibs)
 * Version checking
 * Windows updater
 * Add privilege separation for dissection
 * Add thread/multiprocessor support
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== Unsorted ==
 * Security improvements (see also: [[Security]])
  * Add privilege separation for POSIX environments (in progress)
  * Add a similar mechanism for the Windows environment
  * Enhance the API to make it easier to write secure code (e.g. add tvb_get_gstring())?
 * Documentation of library API's (e.g. wiretap)

Roadmap

This is a tentative roadmap for the next stable releases of Wireshark. For more information on the Wireshark release lifecycle and on past releases see Development/LifeCycle.

Planning

  • Release

    Expected Date

    Notes

    1.11.3

    Unknown

    Next development release

    1.10.6

    Unknown

    Next maintenance release of the stable branch

    1.8.13

    Unknown

    Next maintenance release of the old stable branch

Do Not Add Items To The Backport List

We're migrating from Subversion to Git. As part of the migration the backport lists below are going away.

If you want to propose a change for backporting, please cherry pick it and push it to HEAD:refs/for/master-1.10 or HEAD:refs/for/master-1.8 via Git at https://code.wireshark.org/review. For example, to cherry-pick from master (SVN trunk) to master-1.10 (SVN trunk-1.10) you would do the following:

  • git checkout -b master-1.10 origin/master-1.10 # First time

  • git checkout master-1.10 # Each successive time

  • git log origin/master # Find git hash of the SVN revision or git hash you want to pick

  • git cherry-pick <hash> # Pull in the change from master

  • git push origin HEAD:refs/for/master-1.10/backport-r45678

At this point Gerrit will probably complain about a missing Change ID. You can run

  • git commit --amend

to add the ID and re-run

  • git push origin HEAD:refs/for/master-1.10/backport-r45678

to upload the change for review.

For more information on cherry picking see the git-cherry-pick man page. You can cherry-pick SVN revisions using tools/backport-change in the Wireshark trunk (although it might be easier to run the git commands by hand).

Upcoming Release Status

1.10.6

Pending Tasks

Completed Tasks

  • Queue Empty

Deferred or Rejected Tasks

  • Queue Empty

1.8.13

Pending Tasks

Completed Tasks

  • Rev 54181 - Bug 9571 - Fix " Wireshark stops showing new packets but dumpcap keeps writing them to the temp file"

  • Rev 49145 - Bug 9488 - Remove static packet_info *gpinfo and just use the packet_info provided by the function

  • Rev 54227 - Bug 9578 - Homeplug dissector bug: STATUS_ACCESS_VIOLATION: dissector accessed an invalid memory address

Deferred or Rejected Tasks

  • Queue Empty

Proposed Changes

  • Items marked with {1} in the TODO list of Development/SNMP

  • Keep plugin API and ABI stable and versioned, so binary plugins will reliably work with more than one Wireshark version (ABI changes can be followed here: Upstream Tracker)

    • Run tools/git-compare-abis.sh in the Git repository right before the release
    • Bump library versions as needed based on Libtool's documentation (don't forget updating debian/wireshark-common.files and debian/wireshark-common.shlibs)

  • Version checking
  • Windows updater
  • Add privilege separation for dissection
  • Add thread/multiprocessor support

... well, maybe all the points mentioned in the WishList!

Unsorted

  • Security improvements (see also: Security)

    • Add privilege separation for POSIX environments (in progress)
    • Add a similar mechanism for the Windows environment
    • Enhance the API to make it easier to write secure code (e.g. add tvb_get_gstring())?
  • Documentation of library API's (e.g. wiretap)

Discussion

Development/Roadmap (last edited 2020-07-03 15:42:04 by GeraldCombs)