Wireshark-dev: Re: [Wireshark-dev] Opinions on new feature needed
From: Stephen Fisher <[email protected]>
Date: Mon, 5 Nov 2007 20:27:22 -0700
On Tue, Nov 06, 2007 at 04:24:05AM +0100, Joerg Mayer wrote:

> Stephen,
> On Mon, Nov 05, 2007 at 06:34:25PM -0700, Stephen Fisher wrote:
> > I have a new feature ready to commit and I need some opinions on whether
> > it should be enabled or disabled by default.  I have a layout
> > preferences option to enable/disable it.
> 1. Well, the way everything else seems to use it is to display the
> button only if it's actually needed.

Ok, and that is what happens here too if it is enabled.  Disabling it
causes it to never show up, even if buttons won't fit.

> 3. Wish: Make the toolbar buttons shown configurable - I'd remove
> about half of them immediately (obsoleting the need for your patch
> again for my personal needs ;-)

This little project has brought that long time wish back to mind for me
as well.  I would love to customize the buttons shown and even drag and
drop them (I believe that's possible) to put them in a certain order
that I like.  The menuing system in Wireshark right now is kind of
difficult to alter since it is all hard-coded and icons are built into
the source code in the form of XPMs used as strings.  Maybe a major
overhaul is in order?  Somehow we would need to keep old GTK version
compatability though.

Thanks for your response!