Wireshark-dev: Re: [Wireshark-dev] U3 and PortableApps installers
From: "Graeme Lunt" <[email protected]>
Date: Fri, 4 Jan 2008 16:53:09 +0100

> I was just checking on http://www.u3.com and http://portableapps.com 
> to see what new applications might be available there and noticed that the
> respective Wireshark packages are not available from either site.  I
> know they're available from the Wireshark site (linked to sourceforge),
> but maybe it would also be convenient to have them available at those
> sites as well, or at least linked to sourceforge?

Let me give you an update as to where I think we are.

In order to get on the U3 site, WiresharkPortable needs to go through a
process with the U3 guys:

Now they provide a very nice self-test utility which WiresharkPortable

However, there is still [at least] one issue I know of with the
WiresharkPortable which would 
be shown up by their third-party testing. 

[This known issue is that Wireshark[Portable] will crash if you eject the U3
device when 
Wireshark still running and has a dialog up (it behaves correctly if there
is no dialog up).
I haven't been able to determine the problem - there is no U3-specific code
here (a separate 
application just sends a WM_CLOSE to each Wireshark window).]

Now the U3 guys will only test a U3 application for free twice (this is a
commercial outfit after all), 
so I/we really need to fix this outstanding issue before making a
And on the same basis, it is probably worth waiting for a "major" release -
e.g. 1.0.

We would still be limited to two submissions - so the Wireshark version on
u3.com website 
would be quickly out of date. We could do really use a "check for updates"
feature! :-)

However, I think it is worth trying once.

I'd missed that this package was now available on the download page, and not
even marked as experimental!

Given that people seem to be happy with it, I'll post a message to the
beta-testing forum 
(http://portableapps.com/forums/development/beta_testing) to let the
PortableApps testers loose on it.
After we have been through that process, we should be able to get it on the
PortableApps site.