Get the Code
Using your Browser
You can browse through the source code repository as well as view previous revisions and changes at http://anonsvn.wireshark.org/viewvc/ .
You can also browse the latest version of the source code repository at http://anonsvn.wireshark.org/wireshark .
Using Subversion (Recommended)
You can get the latest Wireshark source code using the Subversion version control system.
The main development branch is at: http://anonsvn.wireshark.org/wireshark/trunk/ . This has the absolute latest code and features. Anyone doing development with Wireshark should be using this branch.
To check out the trunk, use "svn co", e.g.
svn co http://anonsvn.wireshark.org/wireshark/trunk/ wireshark
If you're behind a proxy that doesn't allow Subversion access you can use SSL:
svn co https://anonsvn.wireshark.org/wireshark/trunk/ wireshark
Do not check out directly from the root (wireshark) directory unless you want to spend the day downloading every file from every branch and release.
Note: Git support is still somewhat experimental and subject to change.
A read-only mirror of the SVN repository anonsvn.wireshark.org is available at http://code.wireshark.org/git/wireshark .
To check out the trunk, use "git clone", e.g.
git clone http://code.wireshark.org/git/wireshark
Work From A Source Package
These are meant for one-time use, such as for building binary packages. If you use them for ongoing development it is much harder to keep up to date with the repository.
Watch it Happen
We use Buildbot for automated builds and testing. We currently have several bots up and running:
Send Us Your Code
If you have changes you want included in Wireshark, please attach it to a bug report and mark it for review.
The easiest way to create a patch is to use "svn diff", e.g.
svn diff > my-new-protocol.patch
The Developer's Guide has complete documentation on preparing and uploading patches.
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