IDA Pro 5.0 (March 2006)
Introduction of a graph based used interface. The text interface remains instantly available.
Processor Specific Enhancements
ARM: improved distinction of code and data: conditional instructions do not start a new
â€¢ARM: IDA knows that a function call destroys R0.
â€¢ARM: IDA knows that only GNU AS reverts halves of double data items; for other
assemblers the double number format conforms the standard (IEEE).
â€¢ARM: IDA tries to find out the base register of the stack variables by looking for 'mov rN,
â€¢ARM: MOV R12, SP is recognized as the beginning of a code sequence.
â€¢ARM: new target assembler: ARM/Thumb Macro Assembler.
â€¢ARM: slightly better jump table recognition.
â€¢JAVA: complete rewrite of the Java module to support the new JDK 1.5 (or Java5.0)
â€¢PC: added support for the newly documented 'cmpxchg16b' instruction.
â€¢PC: improved function analysis.
â€¢PC: better test of instruction sanity.
â€¢PC: ins instruction was always displayed in the long form.
â€¢PC: more careful approach to jump table xref construction.
â€¢PC: previously undocumented form of the 'test' instruction is recognized (group 3modrm /1)
â€¢PC: newer versions of SEH_ prolog/epilog functions are recognized
â€¢6812: the HCS12 config file has been updated
â€¢78k0: has been replaced by a rewritten module
â€¢78k0s: has been replaced by a rewritten module
â€¢ELF: added support for SPARC unaligned relocation types.
â€¢ELF: relocations in .gnu.conflict section are ignored since this section is not loaded by
â€¢COFF: MC68K: support for R_PCR24 relocation type has been added (used in PalmOS).
â€¢DBG: ida does not create functions for data names.
â€¢more PalmPilot system trap codes are added.
â€¢if the input file is corrupted, IDA displays an error message without exiting to the OS.
â€¢DDK2003 type library files have been updated; wnet/windows.h types have been added.
â€¢Flow charts of processors with delayed jump slots are generated correctly (this feature
requires support from the processor module).
â€¢a regular function is created instead of a function tail if it makes sense.
analysis: the rule which creates functions because of a dref has been improved.
â€¢better use of fixup information during the final pass of the analysis.
â€¢FLAIR: CodeWarrior library files for 6812 are supported (since the file format is
undocumented, there might be problems).
â€¢IDA does not automatically assign a type to local names because it rarely makes sense
â€¢recognition of function pointer tables has been improved.
â€¢turning off the solid border lines turns off SUBROUTINE lines too.
â€¢a full path is accepted in ida.cfg:GRAPH_VISUALIZER.
â€¢minor improvement of switch table construction (if a jump table crossed through segment
boundaries, IDA would fail to create it)
â€¢signature files have been updated or added: Borland Developer Studio 6, Microsoft
Visual C runtime version 8 (.net) 32-bit and 64-bit libraries, Microsoft MFC 64-bit,
Microsoft Active Template Library 64-bit.
â€¢the MD5 of the input file is saved in the database.
What does not
- yellow popup windows appear when moving the mouse over an item in the disassembly view but they don't contain the text that belongs there
What was not tested
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Ubuntu 7.10 "Gutsy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Nov 23 2007||0.9.49.||Yes||Yes||Platinum||an anonymous user|
|Show||Ubuntu 7.04 "Feisty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Jul 04 2007||0.9.35.||Yes||Yes||Silver||an anonymous user|
|Show||Gentoo Linux||Nov 27 2006||0.9.25.||Yes||Yes||Bronze||an anonymous user|
|Show||Gentoo Linux x86_64||Nov 17 2006||0.9.25.||Yes||Yes||Bronze||an anonymous user|
|Current||Debian GNU/Linux 4.x "Etch"||Jul 22 2006||0.9.15.||Yes||Yes||Platinum||HAARP|
Use winetricks work around the font display problem:
If you get a message box on startup, stating:
ÂÂ"Keyboard layout error: Failed to get the scan code of '~' (VkKeyScaÂn failure)"
Either check the box "don't display that message again" or go to the following directory:
Then open the file "idagui.cfg" with a text editor, and locate the line containing the following:
and comment it out:
save and restart.