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Capstone 2.1 Disassembly Framework Brings Improvements

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Published on 10 March 2014 11:33 AM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Compiler
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Version 2.1 of the LLVM-based Capstone Disassembly Framework is now available.

Capstone was previously covered on Phoronix as an interesting disassembly framework that aims to be "the ultimate disassembly engine for binary analysis" and reverse-engineering. Capstone 2.1 was released this past week and it furthers the decompiler along even more.

Capstone 2.1's library size is around 40% smaller while the framework is faster, supports "diet" compilation to minimize the framework for embedding into an OS kernel or firmware, reduces system memory usage, improved Python and Java bindings, and many bug-fixes.

More details on Capstone 2.1 can be discovered from the release announcement at Capstone-Engine.org.

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Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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