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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''' ||
 || 2.0.6 || September 8, 2016 || Next maintenance release of the 2.0 branch ||
 || 2.2.0rc1 || August 19, 2016 || First release candidate for 2.2.0 ||
 || 2.2.0rc2 || August 31, 2016 || Second release candidate for 2.2.0 ||
 || 2.2.0 || September 8, 2016 || Final 2.2.0 release ||
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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-2.0|Recent changes in the 2.0 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?
  [[https://code.wireshark.org/review/#/q/project:wireshark+AND+branch:master-1.12|Recent changes in the 1.12 branch]]
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== Beyond V1.0 == ## XXX These are either languishing or finished. Should unfinished items be moved to bugs?

== Proposed Changes ==
For a list of bugs that should have been fixed before the 2.0 release, see [[https://bugs.wireshark.org/bugzilla/buglist.cgi?resolution=---&target_milestone=2.0%20release|Bugzilla (target milestone: 2.0 release)]].

## The items below are marked with the wiki revision and date when it was added. Consider moving it away from "Proposed Changes" if it is some years old.
Other proposed items (possibly out of date, see wiki source):
 * Items marked with {1} in the TODO list of [[Development/SNMP]] /* since rev148 2007-08-30 */
 * 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]]) /* since rev2033 2011-10-30 */
  * Run `tools/git-compare-abis.sh` in the Git repository right before the release /* since rev2033 2011-10-30 */
  * 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/*.symbols`) /* since rev2033 2011-10-30 for autotools, rev3305 2014-05-30 for cmake */
  * When major library version bumps are needed `*.CMakeList.txt`-s have to be changed at two locations and `debian/lib*N.*` files have to be updated and renamed
 * Version checking /* since rev10 2006-03-27 */
 * Add privilege separation for dissection /* since rev10 2006-03-27 */
 * Add thread/multiprocessor support /* since rev12 2006-04-06 */
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== Unsorted ==
 * Security improvements (see also: [[Security]])
  * Add privilege separation for POSIX environments (in progress) /* since rev8 2005-12-12 */
  * Add a similar mechanism for the Windows environment /* since forever rev1 2004-10-15 */
  * Enhance the API to make it easier to write secure code (e.g. add `tvb_get_gstring()`)? /* since forever rev1 2004-10-15 */
 * Documentation of library API's (e.g. wiretap) /* since forever rev1 2004-10-15 */

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

    2.0.6

    September 8, 2016

    Next maintenance release of the 2.0 branch

    2.2.0rc1

    August 19, 2016

    First release candidate for 2.2.0

    2.2.0rc2

    August 31, 2016

    Second release candidate for 2.2.0

    2.2.0

    September 8, 2016

    Final 2.2.0 release

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

For a list of bugs that should have been fixed before the 2.0 release, see Bugzilla (target milestone: 2.0 release).

Other proposed items (possibly out of date, see wiki source):

  • 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/*.symbols)

    • When major library version bumps are needed *.CMakeList.txt-s have to be changed at two locations and debian/lib*N.* files have to be updated and renamed

  • 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)