MATE: Getting Started
MATE needs testers, modules for matelib, example files etc. So if you know the protocols you are working with and want to help making MATE work, you are welcome on board.
Other Ideas on what MATE should do might come from other people using it, see Mate/Discussion.
These are the steps to try out MATE:
go to Preferences->mate and set the config filename to the file you want to use (e.g. D:\tcp.mate on win32), you don't have to restart Wireshark
load a corresponding capture file (e.g. SampleCaptures/http.cap) and see if MATE has added some new display filter fields, something like: mate tcp_pdu:1->tcp_ses:1
or, at prompt: path_to/wireshark -o "mate.config: tcp.mate" -r http.cap
If anything went well, your packet details might look something like this: