Wireshark-dev: Re: [Wireshark-dev] [Ethereal-dev] Major announcement
From: Erwin Rol <[email protected]>
Date: Thu, 08 Jun 2006 09:28:35 +0200
On Wed, 2006-06-07 at 17:06 -0500, Gerald Combs wrote:
> I recently accepted a job with CACE Technologies, best known for
> WinPcap.  This means that I get to work with Loris Degioanni and
> Gianluca Varenni, and that my wife and I get to raise our daughter in
> Davis, CA.
> 
> The move also means a major change for the project.  We're continuing
> development under the name "Wireshark", at http://www.wireshark.org/ .
> The web site, mailing lists, bug tracker, SVN repository, buildbot, and
> other resources are already in place.  All recent source code
> submissions have been checked into the new repository, and automated
> builds are available at http://www.wireshark.org/download/automated/ .
> 
> The next version of Wireshark will be 0.99.1.  A prerelease version,
> 0.99.1pre1, is available for downlowoad right now at
> http://www.wireshark.org/download/ .

First of all still nobody answered the questions people have on the why
this was done, just because Gerald got a new job is no reason.

So what is the reason of this change?

Than it is good to know that all non-core-developers, those that only
help with pity little things like bug fixing and one or two little
dissectors, are not important enough to be informed about this before it
happens.

It would be interesting to know who those core-developers are, and who
is that "one notable exception" ?

Also as mentioned by someone else, it might be a good idea to put a
explanation on www.ethereal.com. 

So what is happening to ethereal, where should i send patches, to what
SVN should my patches be made, who is "owning" ethereal, etc. etc. Even
the Bush administration has a better information policy on the Iraq war
than what is happening here.

All with all I think it is very disappointing how this was and still is
handled, it some how seems that core-developers distrust the other
developers and users. 

- Erwin