Wireshark-dev: Re: [Wireshark-dev] New Wireshark welcome page!
From: Joerg Mayer <[email protected]>
Date: Thu, 17 Apr 2008 08:16:45 +0200
Nice work!

On Thu, Apr 17, 2008 at 04:45:59AM +0200, Ulf Lamping wrote:
> The kind of "Did you know that if you click on ..." is the first thing I 
> switch off when I first start a program - so I don't tend to implement 
> it :-)
> However, a basic news panel *might* be useful. Problem here: for example 
> you won't get freshly developed features if you are using the WS release 
> versions. I currently don't see a good way to handle these problems, but 
> this might be a future thing to think about.
> BTW: There are also lot's of people that pretty much dislike those 
> "chatty" programs at all.

The core difference would be that it would not create a pop up window but
just diplay in some area of the window. What really annoys me about these
startup tips is, that they force me to do an extra mousemovement and click.
Something like: "New in this version" and "New in last version" would be
much more acceptable if it was displayed just like the other information
on that welcome page.

Open recent should only display files that exist instead of displaying
"not found" after the name.

> > 7) Since Wireshark is hosted by CACE, maybe they'd like to plug their 
> > site?  WiresharkU?
> I strongly oppose *any* advertisements on the Wireshark user interface, 
> be it for CACE, WiresharkU or anything else. The day I see 
> advertisements on the Wireshark GUI, I will stop immediately to work on 
> it any further - or maybe I would start a project fork!!! We are talking 
> about an open source program here - I really, really don't like to see 
> it to become adware!

I don't feel quite that strongly about it, but I'm very much set against
it as well.

Joerg Mayer                                           <[email protected]>
We are stuck with technology when what we really want is just stuff that
works. Some say that should read Microsoft instead of technology.