Picviz 'Durian gostoso' 0.6 is out

After 5 months of intense development, we are proud to announce the
immediate availability of Picviz 0.6, including:
- libpicviz 0.6
- picviz-cli 0.6
- picviz-gui 0.6

What is Picviz?

By looking on how computer security issues are handled today,
dealing with numerous and unknown events is not easy.
Events need to be normalized, abnormal behaviours must be described
and known attacks are usually signatures.

Parallel coordinates plot offers a new way to deal with such a vast
amount of events and event types: instead of working with an alert
system, an image is generated so that issues can be visualized.

By simply looking at this image, one can see line patterns with
particular color, thickness, frequency, or convergence behaviour
that gives evidence of subtle data correlation.

Picviz dissects acquired data into a graph description language to make
a parallel coordinate picture of it. Its architecture and features are covered
with examples of how it can be used to discover security related issues.

Get it!

Everything, including download, installation instructions and documentation,
are available on the project webpage: http://www.wallinfire.net/picviz

All required archives can be downloaded from

Dependencies: cmake, bison, flex, pcre library, cairo library,
 python library (to build bindings)


Build it!

1) decompress libpicviz-0.6
# make install

to install the python bindings:
# cd src/bindings/python
# python setup.py install

2) decompress picviz-cli-0.6
# cd src
# make install

3) decompress picviz-gui-0.6
# python setup.py install


About this release

I'm sure we've missed something, but the pngcairo plugin works very well.
This release goes straight in the stable branch, since there will be
quite some changes in the future. I plan to do a lot of minor releases
on top of this one, while add a lot of new features in trunk.

The documentation is not up to date, and this is very sad. This will
be fixed and documentation for 0.6 will come along. Parsers were
not released at the same time too, and they are under a lot of
work now.

I would like to thank in particular Gabriel Cavalcante and Victor Amaducci
who have been working intensively to provide a decent GUI. Thanks
to the honeynet project and the google summer of code program.
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