Wireshark-dev: Re: [Wireshark-dev] Compiling with or without extcap
From: Dario Lombardo <[email protected]>
Date: Sat, 6 Jan 2018 19:15:44 +0100
What about an environment variable that disable extcap interfaces loading? That would allow to remove the conditional compilation for extcap, and to have the same startup speed as without pcap.
Roland, do you see anything wrong in doing this?

On Thu, Jan 4, 2018 at 3:47 PM, Anders Broman <[email protected]> wrote:



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On Thu, Jan 4, 2018 at 3:10 PM, Anders Broman <[email protected]> wrote:

I don’t have a problem with making extcap a mandatory feature of Wireshark. But since extcap prolongs the startup time and clutters the interface list.

I would like a feature to turn some or all extcap interfaces off. I think it’s good to have them default available to make it obvious they exist but none of the default ones are particularly useful to me.


>This is related to user experience, not compilation.

Sure but the only(easiest) way to “get rid of them” currently is to not compile them 😊


>Did you try to disable some interfaces group, main window, next to the filter? There is wired, wireless, USB and >external interfaces. Disable the last one and you get >rid of all extcaps (display only).


I’m mostly annoyed by the startup delay.




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