Wireshark-dev: Re: [Wireshark-dev] p2p_dir
From: Jaap Keuter <[email protected]>
Date: Sat, 11 Aug 2007 09:08:56 +0200
Oh no, not this flamewar again...

On the plus side: yes, your development cycle and intermediate release is easier.
On the min side: You don't have the full API (on Win32 that is).

IMHO when a protocol is complete (stable RFC or whatever standard bodies publish) and dissector is fully developed (still can have TODO's, but has significant functionality) and stable (works and doesn't get worked on extensively), then it should go in.
Then again leaving some plugins in the tree as code samples is fine too.

Thanx,
Jaap

Richard van der Hoff wrote:
Luis EG Ontanon wrote:
Richard,
Once that you are at it why don't you move it to epan/dissectors and
remove the plugin.
I guess I could. The good thing about it being a plugin is that when 
you're hacking on it, you don't need to relink the entirety of 
libwireshark on each compile cycle.
What's the disadvantage of it being a plugin?