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 || '''Release''' || '''Expected Date''' || '''Notes''' ||
 || 1.11.0 || Unknown || Next development release ||
 || 1.10.1 || Unknown || Next maintenance release of the stable branch ||
 || 1.8.9 || Unknown || Next maintenance release of the old stable branch ||
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== Upcoming Release Status ==
== 1.10.1 ==
=== Pending Tasks ===
 * Move over the following revisions:
  * [[http://anonsvn.wireshark.org/viewvc/viewvc.cgi?view=rev&revision=49697|Rev 49697]] - [[https://bugs.wireshark.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=8742|Bug 8742]] - initialize netmon frame_table
  * [[http://anonsvn.wireshark.org/viewvc/viewvc.cgi?view=rev&revision=49802|Rev 49802]] - [[https://bugs.wireshark.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=8717|Bug 8717]] - Fix crash trying to reassembly bad ETSI DCP packets.
  * [[http://anonsvn.wireshark.org/viewvc/viewvc.cgi?view=rev&revision=49804|Rev 49804]] - [[https://bugs.wireshark.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=8736|Bug 8736]] - Crash analyzing VoIP Calls (T38)
  * [[http://anonsvn.wireshark.org/viewvc/viewvc.cgi?view=rev&revision=49811|Rev 49811]] - [[https://bugs.wireshark.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=8773|Bug 8773]] - Explicitly clear the icon cache in the Windows installer and uninstaller.
  * [[http://anonsvn.wireshark.org/viewvc/viewvc.cgi?view=rev&revision=49830|Rev 49830]] - Display private and global profiles correctly in the profiles menu.
  * [[http://anonsvn.wireshark.org/viewvc/viewvc.cgi?view=rev&revision=49848|Rev 49848]] - Misaligned columns in hex dump pane with pango-1.18.x
  * [[http://anonsvn.wireshark.org/viewvc/viewvc.cgi?view=rev&revision=49850|Rev 49850]] - Get rid of GTK+ warnings when editing interface settings from the welcome screen.
  * [[http://anonsvn.wireshark.org/viewvc/viewvc.cgi?view=rev&revision=49851|Rev 49851]], [[http://anonsvn.wireshark.org/viewvc/viewvc.cgi?view=rev&revision=49852|Rev 49852]], [[http://anonsvn.wireshark.org/viewvc/viewvc.cgi?view=rev&revision=49854|Rev 49854]] - [[https://bugs.wireshark.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=8763|Bug 8763]] - Don't treat zero-length names in Name Resolution Block entries as errors, and discard zero-length names returned by IP-address-to-host-name resolvers or supplied from pcap-ng NRBs.
  * [[http://anonsvn.wireshark.org/viewvc/viewvc.cgi?view=rev&revision=49567|Rev 49567]] - [[https://bugs.wireshark.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=8708|Bug 8708]] - Add MAC-DATA support to TETRA dissector and other minor improvements
  * [[http://anonsvn.wireshark.org/viewvc/viewvc.cgi?view=rev&revision=49863|Rev 49863]] - [[https://bugs.wireshark.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=8782|bug 8782]] - SCSI (SPC) sense key specific information field must not include SKSV.
  * [[http://anonsvn.wireshark.org/viewvc/viewvc.cgi?view=rev&revision=49865|Rev 49865]], [[http://anonsvn.wireshark.org/viewvc/viewvc.cgi?view=rev&revision=49866|Rev 49866]] - [[https://bugs.wireshark.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=8774|Bug 8774]] - Explicitly set the pod file encoding to utf8 to hopefully accommodate UTF-8 characters in the AUTHORS file.
  * [[http://anonsvn.wireshark.org/viewvc/viewvc.cgi?view=rev&revision=49899|Rev 49899]] - Fix wrong offset in H.235 tokens causing malformed packet exception.
  * [[http://anonsvn.wireshark.org/viewvc/viewvc.cgi?view=rev&revision=49908|Rev 49908]] - [[https://bugs.wireshark.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=8793|Bug 8793]] - Don't crash when Flow Graph window cancelled while Graph Analysis window is open.
  * [[http://anonsvn.wireshark.org/viewvc/viewvc.cgi?view=rev&revision=49937|Rev 49937]] - [[https://bugs.wireshark.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=3034|Bug 3034]] - Wireshark hides under Taskbar
  * [[http://anonsvn.wireshark.org/viewvc/viewvc.cgi?view=rev&revision=49939|Rev 49939]] - [[https://bugs.wireshark.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=3123|Bug 3123]] - Wireshark doesn't translate IEEE802a OUI
  * [[http://anonsvn.wireshark.org/viewvc/viewvc.cgi?view=rev&revision=49946|Rev 49946]] - [[https://bugs.wireshark.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=7543|Bug 7543]] - Lines of text are truncated if they are either longer than the paper width or past the paper height.
  * [[http://anonsvn.wireshark.org/viewvc/viewvc.cgi?view=rev&revision=49983|Rev 49983]] - [[http://anonsvn.wireshark.org/viewvc/viewvc.cgi?view=rev&revision=49984|Rev 49984]] - Perform a signed comparison, rather than unsigned, because tvb_length_remaining() can return -1.
  * [[http://anonsvn.wireshark.org/viewvc/viewvc.cgi?view=rev&revision=49985|Rev 49985]] - [[https://bugs.wireshark.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=8722|Bug 8722]] - Fix possible uninitialized variable in PER dissectors.
  * [[http://anonsvn.wireshark.org/viewvc/viewvc.cgi?view=rev&revision=49991|Rev 49991]] - [[https://bugs.wireshark.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=8809|Bug 8809]] - Wrong size of LLRP ProtocolID Parameter in Accessspec Parameter.
  * [[http://anonsvn.wireshark.org/viewvc/viewvc.cgi?view=rev&revision=50049|Rev 50049]] - Decode bit 15 of DSR Flags (fix cut-n-pasteo).
  * [[http://anonsvn.wireshark.org/viewvc/viewvc.cgi?view=rev&revision=50064|Rev 50064]] - [[https://bugs.wireshark.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=6090|Bug 6090]] - Clear the list store when resetting the VoIP Calls dialog.
  * [[http://anonsvn.wireshark.org/viewvc/viewvc.cgi?view=rev&revision=50083|Rev 50083]] - [[https://bugs.wireshark.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=8826|Bug 8826]] - Avoid using an already-deleted proto_item in P1 dissector.
  * [[http://anonsvn.wireshark.org/viewvc/viewvc.cgi?view=rev&revision=50094|Rev 50094]] - [[https://bugs.wireshark.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=8828|Bug 8828]] - Double-free in DCOM-SYSACT dissector
  * [[http://anonsvn.wireshark.org/viewvc/viewvc.cgi?view=rev&revision=50125|Rev 50125]] - [[https://bugs.wireshark.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=4507|Bug 4507]] - IEEE 802.15.4 frame check sequence in "Chipcon mode" not displayed correctly (RSSI should be displayed in dB, not dBm).
  * [[http://anonsvn.wireshark.org/viewvc/viewvc.cgi?view=rev&revision=50127|Rev 50127]], [[http://anonsvn.wireshark.org/viewvc/viewvc.cgi?view=rev&revision=50128|Rev 50128]] - Fixes for Ethernet FCS.
  * [[http://anonsvn.wireshark.org/viewvc/viewvc.cgi?view=rev&revision=50134|Rev 50134]] - [[https://bugs.wireshark.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=8831|Bug 8831]] - Near-infinite loop in BT-SDP dissector.
  * [[http://anonsvn.wireshark.org/viewvc/viewvc.cgi?view=rev&revision=50145|Rev 50145]] - [[https://bugs.wireshark.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=8849|Bug 8849]] - Various bugfixes in iec104 dissector.
  * [[http://anonsvn.wireshark.org/viewvc/viewvc.cgi?view=rev&revision=50151|Rev 50151]] - [[https://bugs.wireshark.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=8851|Bug 8851]] - ansi_637_tele dissector displays MSB as MBS for Call-Back Number
  * [[http://anonsvn.wireshark.org/viewvc/viewvc.cgi?view=rev&revision=50171|Rev 50171]] - [[https://bugs.wireshark.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=8853|Bug 8853]] - Add a missing subtree initialization to prevent an assert during NFS dissection
  * [[http://anonsvn.wireshark.org/viewvc/viewvc.cgi?view=rev&revision=50173|Rev 50173]] - [[https://bugs.wireshark.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=8813|Bug 8813]] - Support IPv6 on Solaris later than 5.8
  * [[http://anonsvn.wireshark.org/viewvc/viewvc.cgi?view=rev&revision=50179|Rev 50179]] - [[https://bugs.wireshark.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=8835|Bug 8835]] - Bugfix support for RFC 4379.
  * [[http://anonsvn.wireshark.org/viewvc/viewvc.cgi?view=rev&revision=50185|Rev 50185]] - [[https://bugs.wireshark.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=8857|Bug 8857]] - IMAP dissector: do not assume that we must have at least 1 character present per line before \r\n
  * [[http://anonsvn.wireshark.org/viewvc/viewvc.cgi?view=rev&revision=50203|Rev 50203]] - [[https://bugs.wireshark.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=5413|Bug 5413]] - Make colors used by colorize_filter_te_as_* as preferences (to help alleviate possible color blinding issues).
  * [[http://anonsvn.wireshark.org/viewvc/viewvc.cgi?view=rev&revision=50210|Rev 50210]] - [[https://bugs.wireshark.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=8852|Bug 8852]] - Fix LISP decoding.
  * [[http://anonsvn.wireshark.org/viewvc/viewvc.cgi?view=rev&revision=50226|Rev 50226]] - [[https://bugs.wireshark.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=8828|Bug 8828]] - Always initialize pdata in dissect_ndr_* functions.

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=== Completed Tasks ===
  * [[http://anonsvn.wireshark.org/viewvc/viewvc.cgi?view=rev&revision=49798|Rev 49798]] - [[https://bugs.wireshark.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=8774|Bug 8774]] - Wrong encoding for 2 pod files causes build to fail.
  * [[http://anonsvn.wireshark.org/viewvc/viewvc.cgi?view=rev&revision=49837|Rev 49837]] - Fix all errors and warnings found by podchecker.
  * [[http://anonsvn.wireshark.org/viewvc/viewvc.cgi?view=rev&revision=49910|Rev 49910]] - [[http://anonsvn.wireshark.org/viewvc/viewvc.cgi?view=rev&revision=49986|Rev 49986]] - Fix dissection of 3GPP2 SMS messages when the User Data Header field is present (for fragmented SMS)
  * [[http://anonsvn.wireshark.org/viewvc/viewvc.cgi?view=rev&revision=50090|Rev 50090]] - [[https://bugs.wireshark.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=8830|Bug 8830]] - Prevent an out of bounds access in 802.11 Radiotap dissector

## 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.

== 1.8.9 ==
=== Pending Tasks ===
 * Move over the following revisions:
  * [[http://anonsvn.wireshark.org/viewvc/viewvc.cgi?view=rev&revision=49567|Rev 49567]] - [[https://bugs.wireshark.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=8708|Bug 8708]] - Add MAC-DATA support to TETRA dissector and other minor improvements
  * [[http://anonsvn.wireshark.org/viewvc/viewvc.cgi?view=rev&revision=49863|Rev 49863]] - [[https://bugs.wireshark.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=8782|bug 8782]] - SCSI (SPC) sense key specific information field must not include SKSV.
  * [[http://anonsvn.wireshark.org/viewvc/viewvc.cgi?view=rev&revision=49837|Rev 49837]] - Fix all errors and warnings found by podchecker.
  * [[http://anonsvn.wireshark.org/viewvc/viewvc.cgi?view=rev&revision=49851|Rev 49851]], [[http://anonsvn.wireshark.org/viewvc/viewvc.cgi?view=rev&revision=49852|Rev 49852]], [[http://anonsvn.wireshark.org/viewvc/viewvc.cgi?view=rev&revision=49854|Rev 49854]] - [[https://bugs.wireshark.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=8763|Bug 8763]] - Don't treat zero-length names in Name Resolution Block entries as errors, and discard zero-length names returned by IP-address-to-host-name resolvers or supplied from pcap-ng NRBs.
  * [[http://anonsvn.wireshark.org/viewvc/viewvc.cgi?view=rev&revision=49865|Rev 49865]], [[http://anonsvn.wireshark.org/viewvc/viewvc.cgi?view=rev&revision=49866|Rev 49866]] - [[https://bugs.wireshark.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=8774|Bug 8774]] - Explicitly set the pod file encoding to utf8 to hopefully accommodate UTF-8 characters in the AUTHORS file.
  * [[http://anonsvn.wireshark.org/viewvc/viewvc.cgi?view=rev&revision=49899|Rev 49899]] - Fix wrong offset in H.235 tokens causing malformed packet exception.
  * [[http://anonsvn.wireshark.org/viewvc/viewvc.cgi?view=rev&revision=49908|Rev 49908]] - [[https://bugs.wireshark.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=8793|Bug 8793]] - Don't crash when Flow Graph window cancelled while Graph Analysis window is open.
  * [[http://anonsvn.wireshark.org/viewvc/viewvc.cgi?view=rev&revision=49937|Rev 49937]] - [[https://bugs.wireshark.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=3034|Bug 3034]] - Wireshark hides under Taskbar
  * [[http://anonsvn.wireshark.org/viewvc/viewvc.cgi?view=rev&revision=49939|Rev 49939]] - [[https://bugs.wireshark.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=3123|Bug 3123]] - Wireshark doesn't translate IEEE802a OUI
  * [[http://anonsvn.wireshark.org/viewvc/viewvc.cgi?view=rev&revision=49946|Rev 49946]] - [[https://bugs.wireshark.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=7543|Bug 7543]] - Lines of text are truncated if they are either longer than the paper width or past the paper height.
  * [[http://anonsvn.wireshark.org/viewvc/viewvc.cgi?view=rev&revision=49983|Rev 49983]] - [[http://anonsvn.wireshark.org/viewvc/viewvc.cgi?view=rev&revision=49984|Rev 49984]] - Perform a signed comparison, rather than unsigned, because tvb_length_remaining() can return -1.
  * [[http://anonsvn.wireshark.org/viewvc/viewvc.cgi?view=rev&revision=49985|Rev 49985]] - [[https://bugs.wireshark.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=8722|Bug 8722]] - Fix possible uninitialized variable in PER dissectors.
  * [[http://anonsvn.wireshark.org/viewvc/viewvc.cgi?view=rev&revision=50125|Rev 50125]] - [[https://bugs.wireshark.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=4507|Bug 4507]] - IEEE 802.15.4 frame check sequence in "Chipcon mode" not displayed correctly (RSSI should be displayed in dB, not dBm).
  * [[http://anonsvn.wireshark.org/viewvc/viewvc.cgi?view=rev&revision=50127|Rev 50127]], [[http://anonsvn.wireshark.org/viewvc/viewvc.cgi?view=rev&revision=50128|Rev 50128]] - Fixes for Ethernet FCS.
  * [[http://anonsvn.wireshark.org/viewvc/viewvc.cgi?view=rev&revision=50134|Rev 50134]] - [[https://bugs.wireshark.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=8831|Bug 8831]] - Near-infinite loop in BT-SDP dissector.
  * [[http://anonsvn.wireshark.org/viewvc/viewvc.cgi?view=rev&revision=50151|Rev 50151]] - [[https://bugs.wireshark.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=8851|Bug 8851]] - ansi_637_tele dissector displays MSB as MBS for Call-Back Number
  * [[http://anonsvn.wireshark.org/viewvc/viewvc.cgi?view=rev&revision=50173|Rev 50173]] - [[https://bugs.wireshark.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=8813|Bug 8813]] - Support IPv6 on Solaris later than 5.8
  * [[http://anonsvn.wireshark.org/viewvc/viewvc.cgi?view=rev&revision=50179|Rev 50179]] - [[https://bugs.wireshark.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=8835|Bug 8835]] - Bugfix support for RFC 4379.
  * [[http://anonsvn.wireshark.org/viewvc/viewvc.cgi?view=rev&revision=50185|Rev 50185]] - [[https://bugs.wireshark.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=8857|Bug 8857]] - IMAP dissector: do not assume that we must have at least 1 character present per line before \r\n
  * [[http://anonsvn.wireshark.org/viewvc/viewvc.cgi?view=rev&revision=50210|Rev 50210]] - [[https://bugs.wireshark.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=8852|Bug 8852]] - Fix LISP decoding.
  * [[http://anonsvn.wireshark.org/viewvc/viewvc.cgi?view=rev&revision=50226|Rev 50226]] - [[https://bugs.wireshark.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=8828|Bug 8828]] - Always initialize pdata in dissect_ndr_* functions.

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=== Completed Tasks ===
  * [[http://anonsvn.wireshark.org/viewvc/viewvc.cgi?view=rev&revision=48758|Rev 48758]] - Allow linking with GnuTLS 3.1.10+.

## 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.

=== Not Completed ===
|| '''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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== Backporting Changes ==

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.

  [[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]]

  [[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]]

  [[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]]

  [[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]]

## XXX These are either languishing or finished. Should unfinished items be moved to bugs?
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 * 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
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: [[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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  * 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)
  * 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)