Wireshark-dev: [Wireshark-dev] 1.12 branch + release schedule
From: Gerald Combs <[email protected]>
Date: Mon, 19 May 2014 14:46:42 -0700
Hi,

I'd like to create the 1.12 branch this Friday (May 23) followed by
1.12.0rc1 in late May or early June. I'm planning on the following:


In master-1.12:

- Set the major.minor versions to 1.12.
- Choose sensible names for the GTK+ and Qt binaries in the NSIS
  installer, e.g. "Wireshark" and "Wireshark 2 preview"
- Enable GTK+ and disable Qt by default in the NSIS installer.
- Switch the 64-bit OS X package back to GTK+ while quietly weeping[1].
- Drop support for Windows XP[2].


In master:

- Set the major.minor versions to 1.99.
- Choose sensible names for the GTK+ and Qt binaries in the NSIS
  installer, e.g. "Wireshark" and "Wireshark 1"
- Enable Qt and disable GTK+ by default in the NSIS installer.


[1] Reverting the OS X installer back to GTK+ assumes that it's better
to ship the same interface for each of our platforms than to make one
different, less complete, but (IMHO) nicer.

[2] About 7.5% of the visitors to www.wireshark.org are still running
XP[3]. We can declare support for XP in 1.12, but given our third party
library dependencies that might be a promise we can't keep.

[3] You're making the Internet tangibly worse at this point. Please stop.