Wireshark-dev: Re: [Wireshark-dev] New Wireshark welcome page!
From: Jaap Keuter <[email protected]>
Date: Thu, 17 Apr 2008 09:06:46 +0200

Carefull here. You suggest to prune the list if captures aren't found. What happens when captures are on a network share you forgot to mount? Then your list would be gone, while you did not intend to have them pruned.

Joerg Mayer wrote:
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.