Wireshark-dev: Re: [Wireshark-dev] New developer - how to start?
From: Dipanjan Das <[email protected]>
Date: Sat, 26 May 2012 01:58:28 +0530

Hi Tyson,

Thanks for your detailed reply.

But, still I am having a doubt. If, being a developer, someone makes an unintentional mistake & commits the same to SVN, then it will get released in the next Wireshark build. Isn't it? Is there any quality control process / monitoring system for that?

Also, does ViewVc interface make it possible to find all the commits made by a developer? If not, then is it possible some other way?

On 26 May 2012 01:53, Tyson Key <[email protected]> wrote:
Hi Dipanjan,

There isn't really a formal registration process, but registering at http://bugs.wireshark.org/ is a good place to start. As for "tasks" - there isn't a formal list of mandatory activities (but there is a wishlist on the wiki, which might be vaguely interesting); and things are fairly ad-hoc - you just think "I'd like to implement feature X", do it, and post a diff on the bug tracker.

If you think that you're going to do something that conflicts with what others are doing, then it's a good idea to ask on this list, first.

I hope that helps - and welcome aboard!


2012/5/25 Dipanjan Das <its.dipanjan.d[email protected]>

Hi Developers,

I want to get myself involved in the development of Wireshark. Can anybody please let me know about the following:
  1. Is there anywhere I need to get myself registered as a developer?
  2. How are the tasks splitted across?
  3. How is the synchronization among developers done?


Thanks & Regards,


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