Wireshark-dev: Re: [Wireshark-dev] Warning users on XP *before* uninstalling the old version?
From: Pascal Quantin <[email protected]>
Date: Sun, 10 Aug 2014 17:20:54 +0200
2014-08-10 16:56 GMT+02:00 Maynard, Chris <[email protected]>:

Other possibilities?


1.    Disable the auto-update feature if Wireshark is running on Windows XP.

2.    Leave the auto-update enabled, but have it only check against the latest 1.10.x version (if possible)?

3.    Since Wireshark 1.12.x still works on Windows XP, possibly change the message from “This version may not work on Windows XP …” to something else, such as, “This version is unsupported on Windows XP.  If you experience problems, please report them and revert to an earlier version of Wireshark instead.” … where “earlier version” is not necessarily the latest 1.10.x release since we know 1.12.0 still works.  We could also refer them to http://wiki.wireshark.org/Development/LifeCycle?  That way they pretty much know that they’re on their own.  Once a future version of Wireshark is known NOT to work on Windows XP, then handle it just like 2000, NT, …?


- Chris



From: [email protected] [mailto:[email protected]] On Behalf Of Graham Bloice
Sent: Sunday, August 10, 2014 7:10 AM
To: Developer support list for Wireshark
Subject: Re: [Wireshark-dev] Warning users on XP *before* uninstalling the old version?


On 10 August 2014 02:55, Evan Huus <[email protected]> wrote:

Per this comment, seems like it would be a good idea:

Don't know much about the Windows installer though, this may not be possible?


From the release notes:


2.4. Platform Support

Support for Windows XP has been deprecated. We will make an effort to support it for as long as possible but our ability to do so depends on upstream packages and other factors beyond our control.


As users obviously don't read the release notes! I think we should maybe get the installer to check if the host OS is XP, and then offer the warning before doing anything else.


Graham Bloice


in https://code.wireshark.org/review/#/c/3533/, I moved the Windows version check prior to the uninstaller.