Wireshark-dev: Re: [Wireshark-dev] Infrastructure for plugins (including Lua-based ones) to add
From: Tony Trinh <[email protected]>
Date: Thu, 12 Jul 2012 10:46:50 -0400
On Thu, Jul 12, 2012 at 9:36 AM, Richard Sharpe <[email protected]> wrote:
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>> 2. A single menu for plugins, with each plugin getting its own section.
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>
> Hmm. I don't understand the advantage of this approach over the current
> solution. Can you clarify with an example?

My thought here is that after you have installed a few plugins, you
will have to hunt around for which menu they have installed themselves
in.

If there was a separate plugins menu, it would be obvious :-)


Ok, I see what you mean now. :) That seems like an issue that is solved by user-friendly menu design (i.e., designing the menu names and hierarchy such that the user can intuitively find them), plugin documentation, and/or convention. 

But I'm with you...I agree a top-level Plugins menu that automatically groups the menus of plugins (upon plugin request or a preference setting) could help mitigate the menu-hunting problem.