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Wireshark source code repository path

asked 2018-01-29 12:51:33 +0000

nileshbhadule gravatar image


I am trying to build plugin.

I have cloned Wireshark source code from and master branch.

Is this the correct/stable Wireshark source code path?

Is 2.5 version source code stable?

Thanks, Nilesh

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answered 2018-01-30 16:51:52 +0000

Jaap gravatar image

See the lifecycle page which shows that the stable releases are even numbered, while the development is using odd (minor) numbers. This is also expressed in the branches. The master branch is where the current development is taking place, while the master-2.4, master-2.2, etc. are the stable code branches which only receive bug fixes.

So, if you intend to create code for the current stable release, then work of master-2.4; if you want to work for the development release then work of master.

Please note that the way in which plugins are structured in the codebase has changed somewhat between master-2.4 and master.

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