Wireshark-bugs: [Wireshark-bugs] [Bug 7374] Update interface lists on interface add/removal
Date: Sun, 24 Jun 2012 12:18:17 -0700 (PDT)
https://bugs.wireshark.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=7374

--- Comment #14 from Pontus Fuchs <[email protected]> 2012-06-24 12:18:17 PDT ---
> 
> The configure changes need to be merged again, given that there's stuff checked
> into the trunk to check for libnl (for the 802.11 toolbar), which collide with
> the "Add cmake support" and "Clean up libnl detection in autoconf" changes.

Rebased.

> There should probably be a "refresh" button in:
> 
>     the "Capture Interfaces" window (popped up by Capture -> Interfaces);
> 
>     the "Capture Options" window (not just the "Manage Interfaces"/"Add new
> interfaces" window);
> and either a "refresh" button or a menu item under "Capture" for the interface
> list in the welcome screen.

With the hotplug code in place we should only need this for platforms that lack
the hotplug event support. IMO device refresh is a rare operation so we
shouldn't waste GUI space in all the dialogs. A "refresh interfaces" menu item
in the capture menu perhaps? 

> The "Refresh" buttons/menu items, and OS "interface was added"/"interface was
> removed" indications, should cause *all* current interface lists being
> displayed to be updated (even if there's more than one of them being
> displayed).

This is how it works now (if I didn't forget something).

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