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This is a tentative roadmap for stable releases of Ethereal up to 1.0 and beyond.  It is by no means final, and there is no timeline. 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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== 0.99.0 == == Planning ==
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Pending:
 * Fix Bugzilla "critical" and "blocker" bugs
|| '''Release''' || '''Expected Date''' || '''Notes''' ||
|| 3.2.6 || August 12, 2020 || Next maintenance release of the 3.2 branch ||
|| 3.0.13 || August 12, 2020 || Next maintenance release of the 3.0 branch ||
|| 2.6.19 || August 12, 2020 || Next maintenance release of the 2.6 branch ||
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Completed:
 * Fix security-related Coverity bugs
 * Add some reasonable example files for filters, rules, .... (Done in 14595)
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== 0.99.1 == == Backporting Changes ==
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Pending:
 * Finish capture privilege separation
 * TCP reassembly updates
 * Determine our [http://www.bis.doc.gov/Licensing/Do_I_NeedAnECCN.html ECCN status] (in progress)
  * Add GNU TLS and libgcrypt to the Windows installer
Significant bug fixes should be [[Development/Backporting|backported to all 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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== 0.99.2 ==   [[https://code.wireshark.org/review/#/q/project:wireshark+AND+branch:master|Recent changes]] in the [[https://code.wireshark.org/review/gitweb?p=wireshark.git;a=shortlog;h=refs/heads/master|master (development) branch]]
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Pending:
 * Version checking.
 * Windows updater.
 * TCP reassembly updates
  [[https://code.wireshark.org/review/#/q/project:wireshark+AND+branch:master-3.2|Recent changes]] in the [[https://code.wireshark.org/review/gitweb?p=wireshark.git;a=shortlog;h=refs/heads/master-3.2|3.2 branch]]
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== 0.99.3 ==   [[https://code.wireshark.org/review/#/q/project:wireshark+AND+branch:master-3.0|Recent changes]] in the [[https://code.wireshark.org/review/gitweb?p=wireshark.git;a=shortlog;h=refs/heads/master-3.0|3.0 branch]]
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Pending:
 * Use the "User's Guide" as the online help system for Ethereal releases
 * Finish TCP reassembly
 * Add some reasonable example files for filters, rules, .... (Done in 14595)
  [[https://code.wireshark.org/review/#/q/project:wireshark+AND+branch:master-2.6|Recent changes]] in the [[https://code.wireshark.org/review/gitweb?p=wireshark.git;a=shortlog;h=refs/heads/master-2.6|2.6 branch]]
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== 1.0 == ## XXX These are either languishing or finished. Should unfinished items be moved to bugs?
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Pending:
 * make plugin ABI stable, so binary plugins will be working with more than one Ethereal version
== 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)]].
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== Beyond V1.0 ==

 * Finish the native Windows interface and integrate it with the main trunk
 * Make the capture filter syntax the same as the display filter syntax?
 * Add privilege separation for dissection
 * Add thread/multiprocessor support
## 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: [[https://abi-laboratory.pro/tracker/timeline/wireshark/]]) /* 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
 * Include Lua API changes in release notes (Lua dissectors can detect Wireshark version using get_version() and adjust the API used.)
 * Add privilege separation for dissection /* since rev10 2006-03-27 */
 * Add thread/multiprocessor support /* since rev12 2006-04-06 */
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* 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)
 * Make some of the plugins regular dissectors?
 * 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

3.2.6

August 12, 2020

Next maintenance release of the 3.2 branch

3.0.13

August 12, 2020

Next maintenance release of the 3.0 branch

2.6.19

August 12, 2020

Next maintenance release of the 2.6 branch

Backporting Changes

Significant bug fixes should be backported to all 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: https://abi-laboratory.pro/tracker/timeline/wireshark/)

    • 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

  • Include Lua API changes in release notes (Lua dissectors can detect Wireshark version using get_version() and adjust the API used.)
  • 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)