Wireshark-dev: Re: [Wireshark-dev] Tap preferences
From: "Martin Mathieson" <[email protected]>
Date: Wed, 23 Apr 2008 17:53:18 +0100
OK, I made that change.

We can revisit the preference GUI structure (and whether per-tap preferences should have their own API) if and when more tap-related preferences are added.

Regards,
Martin

On Wed, Apr 23, 2008 at 5:39 PM, Jaap Keuter <[email protected]> wrote:
Hi,

'Statistics' would be a start.

Thanx,
Jaap

Martin Mathieson wrote:
> Hi,
>
> On Wed, Apr 23, 2008 at 7:20 AM, Jaap Keuter <[email protected]
> <mailto:[email protected]>> wrote:
>
>     Hi,
>
>     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?
>
> Regards,
> Martin
>
>
>
>     I'm currently not aware of other features that could end up here with
>     settings, but this needs some attention.
>
>     Thanx,
>     Jaap
>
>     Guy Harris wrote:
>      > On Apr 21, 2008, at 2:56 PM, [email protected]
>     <mailto:[email protected]> wrote:
>      >
>      >>
>     http://anonsvn.wireshark.org/viewvc/viewvc.cgi?view=rev&revision=25143
>     <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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