Tuesday, 5 May 2015

Welcome Bokken 1.7

Yes, we know, it has been a very long time since the last release and most of you thought that the project was dead. I am happy to be able to say that it was not dead, just taking a long nap. And now we are back and with a new Bokken release!

Bokken 1.7 is here and though it is not a major release it still has some nice new features and improvements; let's see them, shall we?

radare2 0.9.8

Bokken 1.7 has been updated to work with the latest radare2 stable release, (0.9.8) and it benefits from all the improvements and stabilization that is offered by that great software.

That was one of the most demanded features and we are happy to finally have Bokken running smoothly with the last radare2. We will do our best to keep supporting the latest releases!

Improved graphs

The graphs have been improved in both functionality and appearance. They now work better and look really nice! Did you notice the small graph preview on the lower right corner?

Word highlight

This new feature make it easy to follow the code by highlighting all the words like the one the cursor is placed on. Useful to, for example, find all the "call" in a function or follow that register that contains important data!

ARM support

Although Bokken can open and analyze any format supported by radare2, interactivity and syntax highlighting now also works with ARM binaries! We will keep adding more in future releases; any preference? Let us know!

Bindiff fixed and improved

Working better than ever and with more visual enhancements, Bokken's binary diffing is now way better!

More analysis options

This new release supports more binary analysis options offered by radare2, so in the initial dialog it is now possible to choose... well, better look at them by yourself! Can you spot the new ones? ;)


Tooltips everywhere! Place the mouse over an address, function or symbol and a tooltip will popup with a brief disassembly. But not just that, same functionality can be found in the functions list on the left panel, no need to move to a function to take a quick look.

Download and enjoy

Not bad for a minor release, right? Good, because that's not all, we still have one last thing:

A brand new project domain and website!

No screenshot this time! If you want to view it then go to the new website and further explore the new release. We hope that you decide to download and try it by yourself.

If you feel in the mood, go by the development site and give us feedback to further improve Bokken. And don't forget to follow the project in Twitter to get all the project news.

Happy reversing!