Wireshark-dev: Re: [Wireshark-dev] New Wireshark welcome page!
From: Ulf Lamping <[email protected]>
Date: Sat, 19 Apr 2008 20:44:23 +0200
Ulf Lamping schrieb:
Jim Young schrieb:
Attached patch (to SVN 25119) stops these particular messages during startup of Wireshark on my system.
In my case it's the first call to gtk/main_welcome.c's 
main_welcome_reset_recent_capture_files() that triggers 
the error messages.  Specifically it's the call to 

This error seems to be triggered because the variable
welcome_file_panel_vb was NULL at this time. The attached patch simply tests for a non-NULL welcome_file_panel_vb before attempting to get the child_list.
Is this the proper fix, or should welcome_file_panel_vb 
have actually had a non-NULL value by the time
main_welcome_reset_recent_capture_files() is first 
Hope this helps.

At least this should remove the GTK output Stig and you see. Maybe this is caused by different GTK versions, as I don't see this output. Just out of interest, what GTK version are you using (under Help/About)?
I've tried to commit the patch, but Gerald currently seems to have the 
SVN server down for maintenance. I'll try it later again ...
Checked in a fix for both in SVN 25120.

Should be working again ...

Regards, ULFL

P.S: Yes Jim, this was the right fix. The menu stuff is calling the reset function, before the welcome page is even initialized.