Wireshark-dev: [Wireshark-dev] New Wireshark welcome page!
From: Ulf Lamping <[email protected]>
Date: Thu, 17 Apr 2008 03:21:37 +0200

I've just finished the initial version of a Wireshark welcome page.

That welcome page is shown when no capture file is loaded - well, you'll immediately see it just when you start Wireshark (SVN25083 or later).

It contains stuff that should be useful to start work with Wireshark (both helpful for newbies and "old fellows") and contains three parts:
Capture: Start a capture (incl. special help)
Files: Open a file
Online: What to find online

Some remarks:
- as you cannot see this welcome page once a capture file is loaded, it doesn't contain stuff related to actually work with a loaded capture file, e.g. it doesn't contain a link to the protocol reference. - I wanted to keep the number of items low, to not have too many confusing details - I hesitated to put too much work into the implementation before going public (although it was already a lot), e.g. the current interface list is fixed until a Wireshark restart.

I would be interested in feedback:
- was the page intuitive right from the start or was something really confusing?
- something missing / should be added?
- should something really be removed?
- what do you think about this page in general?
- bugs?

Regards, ULFL