Frida 10.0 Released ∞release
Let’s talk about the stability improvements first. We fixed a heap corruption affecting all Linux users. This one was particularly hard to track down, but rr saved the day. The other issue was a crash on unload in the Duktape runtime, affecting all OSes.
Dependencies were also upgraded, so as of Frida 10.0.0 you can now enjoy V8 6.0.124, released just days ago. We also upgraded Duktape to the latest 2.1.x. The Duktape upgrade resulted in slight changes to the bytecode semantics, which meant we had to break our API slightly. Instead of specifying a script’s name at load time, it is now specified when compiling it to bytecode, as this metadata is now included in the bytecode. This makes a lot more sense, so it was a welcome change.
Beside V8 and Duktape we’re also using the latest GLib, Vala compiler, etc. These upgrades also included JSON-GLib, which recently ditched autotools in favor of Meson. This is excellent news, as we’re also planning on moving to Meson down the road, so we’ve now done the necessary groundwork for making this happen.
So that’s about it. This upgrade should not require any changes to existing code – unless of course you are among the few using the bytecode API.