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Re: Subversion FAQ still mentions Ethereal, but it's called Wireshark for some time now ...

From: Ulf Lamping <ulf.lamping_at_web.de>
Date: 2007-02-07 02:30:07 CET

Daniel Rall wrote:
> On Tue, 06 Feb 2007, Mark Phippard wrote:
>
>
>> On 2/6/07, Daniel Rall <dlr@collab.net> wrote:
>>
>>> On Sat, 03 Feb 2007, Ulf Lamping wrote:
>>>
>>>
>>>> Hi List!
>>>>
>>>> I'm not sure if this is the right list (couldn't find webmaster or
>>>> alike), so I'll just try it here :-)
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> The subversion FAQ mentions Ethereal at:
>>>> http://subversion.tigris.org/faq.html#ethereal
>>>>
>>>> More than half a year ago, the Ethereal project team moved over to the
>>>> new name Wireshark:
>>>>
>>>> http://www.wireshark.org/
>>>>
>>>> All development is done in Wireshark now, the Ethereal project is dead
>>>> in effect since that time.
>>>>
>>>> Could you update your FAQ page accordingly?
>>>>
>>> http://www.ethereal.com/ was updated two months ago, and still appears
>>> to be current. It makes no mention of Wireshark...
>>>
>>> Is Wireshark a fork or something?
>>>
>> I found this:
>>
>> http://it.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=06/06/09/1935202
>>
>> Seems odd they would not mention it at all on the ethereal site though.
>>
>
> I found mention of it in the mailing list archives, but I'd expect to
> see it on the front page, with a HTTP redirect.
>
Well, you may call it a fork, you may call it an "unfriendly go away".

The project founder Gerald Combs was moving to a new employer. The name
rights / domain name was/are held by it's former employer, which weren't
allowing him to get it with him. So the *complete* developer team moved
to the new name. That's why the owner of the ethereal.com site doesn't
seem to have any motivation to update his page, although doesn't also
have the motivation to take the ethereal project any further.

The community has "long gone" to the new name, compare
http://www.ethereal.com/lists/ with e.g.
http://www.wireshark.org/lists/wireshark-dev/ and look for yourself.

Regards, ULFL

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