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How to update existing plugins in Wireshark 1.6 to latest Wireshark version?


I am here looking for the things we need to change to make the Wireshark plugins written for the 1.6 version compatible with the latest version. Any help will be appreciated. Thanks in advance.

asked 26 Dec '16, 20:42

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I don't think we have a list of all the API changes made. I'd check some other plugin for changes made to make and cmake files, nmake is now gone. Then build a unchanged version of wireshark to make sure your build system is up to scratch. config.h is now unconditionally included, there is changes in the registration routines proto_tree_add_text() is gone etc. It's probably best to try to compile and fix the compilation errors as you go when adding your plugin to the new build. You can always compare with the code in other plugins or in the history how changes was implemented.

answered 27 Dec '16, 00:56

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Thanks for the answer Anders. I was able to make out some of the changes which are done to the interface. I have one more doubt, from where can we find libwireshark.lib, for my project to build i need this file for the latest version.

(02 Jan '17, 03:19) chirag