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IO Graph in Help/User Guides does not match what Wireshark presents me

asked 2019-01-23 22:11:41 +0000

feenyman99 gravatar image

updated 2019-01-23 22:12:26 +0000

Hello... I'm running Wireshark v2.6.4 (v2.6.4-0-g29d48ec8) on Windows. I have been using IO Graphs a lot lately - they are really useful!

But, when I have a question, and I go to Help -> Contents, and get myself to "8.6. The "IO Graphs" window", it looks nothing like the graph presented to me when I go to Statistics -> I/O Graph."

I've also accessed the Wireshark User's Guide for Wireshark 2.1, and for 2.9.1. These show I/O Graphs that match the "Help" image, but again, they do not match the graph I get from Statistics -> I/O Graph.

Where am I going astray??



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answered 2019-01-23 22:51:50 +0000

grahamb gravatar image

Unfortunately this is another area of documentation that has fallen behind with the move to the Qt interface which has also significantly altered some dialogs.

All help to update the Users Guide gratefully accepted.

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grahamb, I would actually consider taking on some of that task. I like documenting more than most folks, and it would certainly force me to understand the new I/O Graphs module thoroughly, which would be a good thing. How would I pursue this "opportunity"?

feenyman99 gravatar imagefeenyman99 ( 2019-01-24 23:04:51 +0000 )edit

Unfortunately we don't make it easy to work on the documentation alone, the docs are built along with the rest of the software. Setting up a build environment on Windows isn't trivial, but there is extensive documentation. See the Developers Guide for more info.

We use Asciidoc as markup for the docs, more info here.

At a minimum you would need to install git, checkout our repository and then use an editor to modify the asciidoc sources, along with updating the images. You could use an asciidoc aware editor to get a preview of the results. You can see the current version of the topic in question (along with other statistics help) here.

grahamb gravatar imagegrahamb ( 2019-01-25 10:52:51 +0000 )edit

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