jaap.keuter at xs4all
Jun 8, 2006, 12:42 AM
Post #13 of 37
Please see this reply on similar questions by John
> On 6/7/06, Guy Harris <guy [at] alum> wrote:
> > Nothing in the FAQ says that every member of the core development
> > team went to work for CACE - and, in fact, they didn't. Most if not
> > all of us, with the exception of Gerald, still work where we did
> > before.
> I stand corrected! Guess I was reading into it. I still haven't heard
> any a) actual reason for a fork and b) what impact this is expected to
> have on Ethereal project.
a) Ethereal(R) (the name) is ultimately owned by NIS Inc. Gerald couldn't
hang on to that name, so he renamed the program. What NIS Inc. is doing
with the name and the program is unknown.
b) Ethereal is 'dead in the water' (ready to be eaten by a shark :) )
All core developers went to work on Wireshark, since they feel that is
where the work continues. They have no more base to call home at
Now it's just a matter of working the user community to come over the
www.wireshark.org and enjoy the same fuzzy feeling. ;)
On Thu, 8 Jun 2006, Erwin Rol wrote:
> On Wed, 2006-06-07 at 17:06 -0500, Gerald Combs wrote:
> > I recently accepted a job with CACE Technologies, best known for
> > WinPcap. This means that I get to work with Loris Degioanni and
> > Gianluca Varenni, and that my wife and I get to raise our daughter in
> > Davis, CA.
> > The move also means a major change for the project. We're continuing
> > development under the name "Wireshark", at http://www.wireshark.org/ .
> > The web site, mailing lists, bug tracker, SVN repository, buildbot, and
> > other resources are already in place. All recent source code
> > submissions have been checked into the new repository, and automated
> > builds are available at http://www.wireshark.org/download/automated/ .
> > The next version of Wireshark will be 0.99.1. A prerelease version,
> > 0.99.1pre1, is available for downlowoad right now at
> > http://www.wireshark.org/download/ .
> First of all still nobody answered the questions people have on the why
> this was done, just because Gerald got a new job is no reason.
> So what is the reason of this change?
> Than it is good to know that all non-core-developers, those that only
> help with pity little things like bug fixing and one or two little
> dissectors, are not important enough to be informed about this before it
> It would be interesting to know who those core-developers are, and who
> is that "one notable exception" ?
> Also as mentioned by someone else, it might be a good idea to put a
> explanation on www.ethereal.com.
> So what is happening to ethereal, where should i send patches, to what
> SVN should my patches be made, who is "owning" ethereal, etc. etc. Even
> the Bush administration has a better information policy on the Iraq war
> than what is happening here.
> All with all I think it is very disappointing how this was and still is
> handled, it some how seems that core-developers distrust the other
> developers and users.
> - Erwin
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