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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''' ||
 || 1.99.6 || Unscheduled || Next development release ||
 || 1.12.5 || May 5, 2015 || Next maintenance release of the 1.12 branch ||
 || 1.10.14 || May 5, 2015 || Next maintenance release of the legacy branch ||
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== V1.0 == == Backporting Changes ==
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A collection of things to be done before the 1.0 release of Ethereal. Significant bug fixes should be [[Development/Backporting|backported to each applicable stable branches]] after they are checked in to the master branch. You can follow development progress using the links below.
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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())?
  [[https://code.wireshark.org/review/#/q/project:wireshark+AND+branch:master|Recent changes in the master (development) branch]]
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Things also desirable for the 1.0 release:   [[https://code.wireshark.org/review/#/q/project:wireshark+AND+branch:master-1.12|Recent changes in the 1.12 branch]]
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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?
## XXX These are either languishing or finished. Should unfinished items be moved to bugs?
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== Beyond V1.0 == == 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]] in `*/Makefile.am` and `*/CmakeList.txt` (don't forget updating `debian/wireshark-common.files` and `debian/wireshark-common.shlibs`)
 * Version checking
 * 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

    1.99.6

    Unscheduled

    Next development release

    1.12.5

    May 5, 2015

    Next maintenance release of the 1.12 branch

    1.10.14

    May 5, 2015

    Next maintenance release of the legacy branch

Backporting Changes

Significant bug fixes should be backported to each applicable stable branches after they are checked in to the master branch. You can follow development progress using the links below.

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 in */Makefile.am and */CmakeList.txt (don't forget updating debian/wireshark-common.files and debian/wireshark-common.shlibs)

  • Version checking
  • 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)