Version 2.0!

January 22, 2014

We are happy to announce version 2.0 of Capstone disassembly framework!

The source code & precompiled binaries are in the download section. See documentation for how to compile and install Capstone.

Version 2.0 brings a lot of important changes:

  • Library size is around 50% smaller.

  • Much less memory usage.

  • Framework is way faster. Especially, the Python binding is 3 ~ 4 times faster than in 1.0.

  • New architecture added: PowerPC

  • Architectures updated with new instructions & hardware modes for Arm, Arm64 & Mips.

  • Flexibility of choosing which architectures to be compiled in, so you can tailor library to your need.

  • Support for embedding Capstone into special environments such as kernel or firmware.

  • Some critical bug fixes.


  • Version 1.0 is now considered obsolete and we no longer support it.

  • Version 2.0 made few API changes, so some (trivial) modifications to 1.0-based tools are needed to switch to 2.0.