Wireshark-dev: Re: [Wireshark-dev] Tap preferences
From: "Martin Mathieson" <[email protected]>
Date: Wed, 23 Apr 2008 10:15:02 +0100

On Wed, Apr 23, 2008 at 7:20 AM, Jaap Keuter <[email protected]> wrote:

1) It would be nice to have a generalized concept.
2) I'm not really happy with the Taps/Statistics moniker on this item. I mean,
as a user I don't know what a 'Tap' is. Neither that it's the mechanism to get
RTP payloads to the player. So to find settings there for the RTP player is
just not intuitive.

I wasn't entirely happy with it.  My initial thought was to add this preference to the top-level 'User Interface' pane, but its already pretty crowded there and I wasn't sure if it really belonged there anyway.

I always thought the RTP player group with one item in it looked a bit odd.  I don't know what other preferences may be added there - I suppose options relating to codec plugins might belong there one day.

Taps that have options are currently configured using controls within the windows themselves, e.g. 'Name Resolution' or 'Limit to Display Filter' checkboxes.  I suppose 'Name Resolution' is common to several different tap windows, and a common default for all taps could be added, but the general 'Name Resolution' preference setting is likely to be a good default.here (not sure if this is being done - I very seldom use name resolution).

Would renaming 'Taps/Statistics' to 'Statistics' help?  At least this matches the menu item under which all of the affected windows are launched.  Or can someone think of a better organisation?


I'm currently not aware of other features that could end up here with
settings, but this needs some attention.


Guy Harris wrote:
> On Apr 21, 2008, at 2:56 PM, [email protected] wrote:
>> http://anonsvn.wireshark.org/viewvc/viewvc.cgi?view=rev&revision=25143
>> User: martinm
>> Date: 2008/04/21 02:56 PM
>> Log:
>> Rename prefs_rtp_player files to prefs_taps.
> Should we
>       1) allow individual taps to register preferences, just as dissectors
> can (rather than having the set of preferences for taps wired into the
> preferences code)
> and possibly
>       2) have the "Taps/Statistics" preferences item have subitems for each
> tap that has preferences?

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