It's with immense pride that I announce the availability to the latest release of Workbench. We've listened to the Workbench users and improved the areas that they felt needed reworking.
The biggest change is a redesigned Object Explorer (OE). We've removed all of the predefined data groupings (network traces, logs, etc.) and replaced them with a completely flexible container system - works just like Windows Explorer folders but much more powerful. The OE remains the way we abstract objects from the underlying data. This means that:
- Data can reside anywhere but be grouped in a project in ways that best suits you
- It avoids having to copy data from place to place and having to maintain multiple copies of data
- You can drag a tool onto a data type not directly supported and let a Workbench transformer seamlessly translate the data
Abstraction like this is an important Workbench concept now, and will become even more important in future releases.
To make the OE a little more intuitive, the icon used to represent a data object matches the icon used by Windows to represent the underlying data type. In short, the icon for a Wireshark trace data object looks just like the one used in Windows Explorer.
Two other new features worth mentioning. You can now clone a Workspace - I find this particularly useful. You can also create a Workspace template from an existing Workspace.
I think this new release is great - I hope you do too.