Tuesday, September 15, 2009

VirtualBox 3.0.6 released!

Hooray! A new version of VirtualBox is out! Version 3.0.6

The changelog is listed here:
  • VMM: fixed IO-APIC overhead for 32 bits Windows NT, 2000, XP and 2003 guests (AMD-V only; bug #4392)
  • VMM: fixed a Guru meditation under certain circumstances when enabling a disabled device (bug Fixed in ... (closed)">#4510)
  • VMM: fixed a Guru meditation when booting certain Arch Linux guests (software virtualization only; bug VM assertion (pVM->patm.s.pGCStateHC->fPIF == 1) -> fixed in ... (closed)">#2149)
  • VMM: fixed hangs with 64 bits Solaris & OpenSolaris guests (bug #2258)
  • VMM: fixed decreasing rdtsc values (AMD-V & VT-x only; bug fixed in SVN/3.0.6 (closed)">#2869)
  • VMM: small Solaris/OpenSolaris performance improvements (VT-x only)
  • VMM: cpuid change to correct reported virtual CPU id in Linux
  • VMM: NetBSD 5.0.1 CD hangs during boot (VT-x only; bug Fixed in SVN/3.0.6 (closed)">#3947)
  • Solaris hosts: worked around an issue that caused the host to hang (bug #4486)
  • Solaris hosts: fixed a rare host system deadlock when using bridged networking
  • Solaris hosts: fixed a potential host system deadlock when CPUs were onlined or offlined
  • Solaris hosts installer: added missing dependency for UTF-8 package (bug fixed in SVN (closed)">#4899)
  • Linux hosts: don't crash on Linux PAE kernels < class="closed ticket" href="http://www.virtualbox.org/ticket/1842" title="" vm =""> Fixed in ... (closed)">#1842)
  • Linux/Solaris hosts: correctly detect keyboards with fewer keys than usual (bug fixed in SVN (closed)">#4799)
  • Mac OS X hosts: prevent password dialogs in 32 bits Snow Leopard
  • Python WS: fixed issue with certain enumerations constants having wrong values in Python webservices bindings
  • Python API: several threading and platform issues fixed
  • Python shell: added exportVM command
  • Python shell: various improvements and bugfixes
  • Python shell: corrected detection of home directory in remote case
  • OVF: fixed XML comment handling that could lead to parser errors
  • Main: fixed a rare parsing problem with port numbers of USB device filters in machine settings XML
  • Main: restrict guest RAM size to 1.5 GB (32 bits Windows hosts only)
  • Main: fixed possible hang during guest reboot (bug Fixed in SVN/3.0.6 (reopened)">#3792)
  • GUI: fixed rare crash when removing the last disk from the media manager (bug Fixed in SVN/3.0.6 (closed)">#4795)
  • VBoxManage: fixed guestproperty for Mac OS X hosts (bug Fixed in SVN (closed)">#3806)
  • VBoxManage: fixed setting guest properties with --flags or -flags
  • Webservice: fixed a severe memory leak, at least on platforms using XPCOM
  • Serial: fixed host mode (Solaris, Linux and Mac OS X hosts; bug Fixed in SVN (closed)">#4672)
  • VRDP: Remote USB Protocol version 3
  • SATA: fixed hangs and BSODs introduced with 3.0.4 (bugs fixed in svn (closed)">#4695, fixed in svn (closed)">#4739, Fixed in SVN/3.0.6 (closed)">#4710)
  • SATA: fixed a bug which prevented Windows 7 from detecting more than one hard disk
  • SATA/SCSI: fixed rare random guest crashes and hangs
  • SCSI: fixed problem with Fedora 11 refusing to boot after kernel update
  • iSCSI: fix logging out when the target has dropped the connection, fix negotiation of simparameters, fix command resend when the connection was dropped, fix processing SCSI status for targets which do not use phase collapse
  • BIOS: fixed a bug that caused the OS/2 boot manager to fail (2.1.0 regression, bug ... (closed)">#3911)
  • PulseAudio: don't hang during VM termination if the connection to the server was unexpectedly terminated (bug Fixed in SVN (closed)">#3100)
  • Mouse: fixed weird mouse behaviour with SMP (Solaris) guests (bug fixed in 3.0.6 (closed)">#4538)
  • HostOnly Network: fixed failure in CreateHostOnlyNetworkInterface() on Linux (no GUID)
  • HostOnly Network: fixed wrong DHCP server startup while hostonly interface bringup on Linux
  • HostOnly Network: fixed incorrect factory and default MAC address on Solaris
  • HostOnly Network: fixed the problem with listing host-only interfaces on Mac OS X when all physical interfaces are down (bugs Fixed in ... (closed)">#4698, #4790)
  • DHCP: fixed a bug in the DHCP server where it allocated one IP address less than the configured range
  • E1000: fixed receiving of multicast packets
  • E1000: fixed up/down link notification after resuming a VM
  • NAT: fixed ethernet address corruptions (bug Fixed in SVN (closed)">#4839)
  • NAT: fixed hangs, dropped packets and retransmission problems (bug Fixed in SVN (closed)">#4343)
  • Bridged Network: fixed packet queue issue which might cause DRIVER_POWER_STATE_FAILURE BSOD for Windows hosts (bug #4821)
  • Windows Additions: fixed a bug in VBoxGINA which prevented selecting the right domain when logging in the first time
  • Windows host installer: should now also work on unicode systems (like Korean, bug Account name contains special ... (closed)">#3707)
  • Windows host installer: check for sufficient disk space
  • Shared clipboard: do not send zero-terminated text to X11 guests and hosts (bug fixed in SVN/upcoming 3.0.6 (closed)">#4712)
  • Shared clipboard: use a less CPU intensive way of checking for new data on X11 guests and hosts (bug fixed in 3.0.6 (closed)">#4092)
  • Guest Additions: do not hide the host mouse cursor when restoring a saved state (bug fixed in SVN (closed)">#4700)
  • Windows guests: fixed issues with the display of the mouse cursor image (bugs #2603, fixed in SVN/upcoming 3.0.6 (closed)">#2660 and fixed in SVN/upcoming ... (closed)">#4817)
  • SUSE 11 guests: fixed Guest Additions installation (bug fixed in SVN/upcoming ... (closed)">#4506)
  • Guest Additions: support Fedora 12 Alpha guests (bugs applied in SVN (closed)">#4731, applied in SVN (closed)">#4733 and applied in SVN (closed)">#4734)
Even though it's only a maintenance release, get downloading!