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Created: Thursday, August 20 2009 18:45.47 CDT  
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oSpy is back
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It started out as a quick and dirty tool to scratch an itch while reverse-engineering ActiveSync. From that point on it just kept growing, but I thought it was okay as I wasn't going to publish it anyway. Was just one of those tools that you whip up to help you reverse one specific thing, and then forget about it forever.
Time went by, moved on to reversing other things, and hey, I could just add some more hacks to this SocketSpy thing (which later became oSpy) and I'd save some time. Anyhow, eventually it seemed this tool could be useful for a few things, so I decided I'd publish it, even if I was far from proud of the code.
Moving a little forward in time, about three years ago I decided it was time to start working on a rewrite in order to do things properly and make my dreams come true. I had this pile of ideas that I was dying to implement, but that I felt didn't fit in oSpy1.
Still limited to spare-time hacking there was only so much I could get done, but I got the "backend" bits pretty much done and working. But my hacking sprints were many months in between, and I barely even had a UI yet. It got as far as http://oleandre.wordpress.com/2008/06/23/ospy-and-jit-x86-machine-code-generation/, but I eventually realized that this wasn't going to help anyone anytime soon, it was just too ambitious, I needed a full-time job doing this if it was ever going to happen.

So coming to realize that I have finally abandoned the rewrite efforts and decided to brush the dust off oSpy1 and start fixing bugs, improving the UI, adding new features and try to make it suck less with every release. Also rewrite some bits here and there as I go along.

oSpy 1.10.0 marks the beginning of this era, and there's a summary of changes here:
http://www.openrce.org/downloads/details/231/oSpy

Please don't hesitate to file bugs, send me feature requests, flames, rants, contribute code, contribute artwork -- any contribution is very much appreciated! Let's make 1.10.1 suck even less! :)


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2GooD Posted: Friday, August 21 2009 02:36.12 CDT
Keep up the good work!

\David



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