Wednesday, July 15, 2009

VirtualBox 3.0.2 released!

FYI, VirtualBox recently released a maintenance release to the popular VirtualBox virtulization program. Get downloading! Here is the changelog:

  • VMM: fixed network regressions (guest hangs during network IO) (bug Fixed in SVN (reopened)">#4343)
  • VMM: guest SMP performance improvements
  • VMM: fixed hangs and poor performance with Kaspersky Internet Security (VT-x/AMD-V only; bug fixed in SVN (reopened)">#1778)
  • VMM: fixed crashes when executing certain Linux guests (software virtualization only; bugs fixed in SVN/3.0.2 (closed)">#2696 & VBox crash -> fixed in SVN/3.0.2 (closed)">#3868)
  • ACPI: fixed Windows 2000 kernel hangs with IO-APIC enabled (bug fixed in ... (closed)">#4348)
  • APIC: fixed high idle load for certain Linux guests (3.0 regression)
  • BIOS: properly handle Ctrl-Alt-Del in real mode
  • iSCSI: fixed configuration parsing (bug #4236)
  • OVF: fix potential confusion when exporting networks
  • OVF: compatibility fix (bug #4452)
  • NAT: fixed crashes under certain circumstances (bug fixed in SVN (closed)">#4330)
  • 3D support: fixed dynamic linking on Solaris/OpenSolaris guests (bug Fixed in SVN. (closed)">#4399)
  • 3D support: fixed incorrect context/window tracking for multithreaded apps
  • Shared Folders: fixed loading from saved state (bug #1595)
  • Shared Folders: host file permissions set to 0400 with Windows guest (bug ... (closed)">#4381)
  • X11 host and guest clipboard: fixed a number of issues, including bug fixed in SVN (closed)">#4380 ... (closed)">#4344 and
  • X11 Additions: fixed some issues with seamless windows in X11 guests (bug fixed in SVN (closed)">#3727)
  • Windows Additions: added VBoxServiceNT for NT4 guests (for time synchronization and guest properties)
  • Windows Additions: fixed version lookup
  • Linux hosts: workaround for buggy graphics drivers showing a black VM window on recent distributions (bug #4335)
  • Linux hosts: fixed typo in kernel module startup script (bug Fixed in SVN (closed)">#4388)
  • Installer: support Pardus Linux
  • Solaris hosts: several installer fixes
  • Solaris host: fixed a preemption issue causing VMs to never start on Solaris 10 (bug #4328).
  • Solaris guest: fixed mouse integration for OpenSolaris 2009.06 (bug fixed in SVN (closed)">#4365)
  • Windows hosts: fixed high CPU usage after resuming the host (bug fixed in SVN/3.0.2 (closed)">#2978)
  • OVF: accept ovf:/disk/ specifiers with a single slash in addition to ovf://disk/#4452) (bug
  • Fixed a settings file conversion bug which sometimes caused hardware acceleration to be enabled for virtual machines that had no explicit configuration in the XML.