Because I needed a good disassembler for my projects I check different distributions in the internet. Most of them are homebrew and the support, or let's better say MAINTAINANCE is in most cases not the best.
I really hate it if use a component and realize that there is a bug and the releaser of the component is not able to fix it or sometimes has no real interest in fixing it. That sucks.
That's why I focused on a disassembler which is well maintained and last but not least a good one.
During my search I stumbled over VirtualBox, which is an similar SUN implementation of VMWare's Workstation. The difference is that VirtualBox comes with source, or at least you can download the source (http://www.sun.com/software/products/virtualbox/get.jsp).
I thought that they'd pretty sure have to have an working disassembler inside there virtual machine and bingo... they have. The problem was that the disassembler was not contained in form of a library, it was simply integrated in the source.
It took me about 2 hours to extract the needed source parts out of virtualbox and built a project for a library for it.
I now use it for my projects and it is very useful for me.