Releases and Roadmap

Plaso comes in 2 different forms of releases:

Note that the development release is for development, expect frequent updates and potential breakage.

If you do not plan to develop or live on the edge, regarding Plaso, we highly recommend sticking with the packaged release. We will try to provide a 2 monthy release, if time permits and recommend using a version of Plaso no older than 6 months.


The following sections contain a rough outline of the larger items on the roadmap. For more detailed information see: enhancements

  • Code clean up and optimization

    • storage

    • analysis plugins

    • front-end, CLI, tools

    • output modules

    • text parser rewrite/optimization

  • Extend and improve file system support

  • Parsers

    • Ideas for more parsers

    • improve existing parsers

    • deprecate stat object in favour of file entry attributes

    • Handling recovered (deleted) data

  • Analysis plugins

  • Hashing

    • Do NSRL matching prior to event extraction

    • Use an event database to shortcut file processing

  • Support for multiple sources and volumes

  • Support for events without a date and time value

  • Deployment

    • Plaso as a module; Clean up and rewrite of the engine code (the parts that were not touched previously); Stabilize an API

    • Sandboxing the workers

    • Plaso as a service

    • Cross-system distributed Plaso workers (RPC)