Wireshark-dev: [Wireshark-dev] Regarding bug 948 - capture vs preferences
From: Stephen Fisher <[email protected]>
Date: Wed, 15 Nov 2006 17:27:28 -0800
I am looking at bug #948, "Apply capture preferences not applying."  
The problem reported is that if you update a preference such as "Update 
list of packets in real time" and hit apply/OK then go to the capture 
options screen, the change is not reflected there.  Glancing at the 
code, it looks like these preferences are only synchronized in main() 
when the program starts up - for example: capture_opts->promisc_mode = 
prefs->capture_prom_mode;

Does anyone see any reason why updates to the capture options in the 
preferences should not also update the capture options without having to 
restart the program?  I don't think it should work the other way around 
though - the capture options screen feels more like per capture options 
to me.


Steve