From: Brian Carrier <carrier@sl...> - 2011-08-16 17:44:57
The website now has a link to the first beta release of 3.0.0. For those who have not heard a quick presentation on 3.0.0 yet, it is a complete rewrite using the NetBeans Platform in Java. NetBeans allows Autopsy to have a modular framework that will make it easy to incorporate lots of other open source forensics tools.
Here are some of the milestones that we are planning:
• Aug 2011: First Betas: Windows only. Provides ability to browse directory hierarchy and do basic file searching.
• Oct 2011: First stable release: New database design, allows local files to be imported (not just disk images), adds bookmarks, save search results, supports hash databases, and can identify file types.
• Jan 2012: Adds more analysis modules (i.e. keyword search, timeline, carving).
Version 2 provides more core features than the version 3 beta currently has (i.e. keyword searching, timelines), but we are throwing this out there to get some early feedback. Please send any issues to the sleuthkit-users list. If you want to get involved and write modules, let me know. I think we'll be moving the source to github and that can happen sooner than later if there is interest from others who want to play with the source.
Thanks to Anthony Lawrence, James Antonius, and Peter Martel for their work in developing what we have so far.