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Muutokset v4.1.10 - v4.1.12



Muutokset v4.1.8 - v4.1.10



Muutokset v4.1.4 - v4.1.6

  • VRDP: fixed screen corruption
  • NAT: the interface stopped working after a lot of failed ICMP requests (bug #9371)
  • E1000: fixed rare Windows 7 guest hangs, either at boot time or when reconfiguring the network card in unusual setups (bug #6223)
  • ATA: fixed a possible crash during ATAPI passthrough with certain guests
  • ATA: improved compatibility with ancient Linux kernels
  • Main: fixed incorrect framebuffer information after leaving the fullscreen mode with X11 guests, this lead to a scrambled preview window in the GUI for example
  • Mac OS X hosts: fixed the problem with duplicate packets when bridged to a wireless interface (bug #9648)
  • Linux hosts: fix for 3D support on Fedora 15 (bug #9799)
  • Linux hosts: don't call del_timer_sync from an interrupt context (Fedora bug report 746331)
  • Windows Vista and 7 guests: more WDDM fixes
  • Linux Additions: fixed kernel module compilation failure on Redhat Enterprise Linux 4 (bug #9709)
  • Linux Additions: install the DRI driver correctly on Ubuntu 11.10 guests
  • Solaris Additions: added read-only mmap support for shared folders
  • Solaris Additions: added directory, file mode and mask options for shared folders
  • Windows Additions: implemented faster detection of logged-in guest users and stale sessions
  • X.Org Additions: fixed graphical corruption when switching to a virtual terminal (bug #9490)



Muutokset v4.1.2 - v4.1.4

  • VMM: fixed PAE guests running on 32-bit hosts (4.0 regression; bug #9458)
  • VMM: fixed INVALID_PARAMETER guru meditation caused by insufficient memory conditions (4.1.0 regression; bug #9240)
  • VMM: fixed clobbered CPU registers during stos/lods/ins/outs emulation under rare circumstances
  • VMM: another fix for 64-bit guests on recent AMD CPUs
  • GUI: warn the user if he uses an outdated extension pack and allow to download and upgrade in that case (bug #8025)
  • GUI: fixed spurious LCtrl key events on some Windows hosts (4.0.6 regression; bug #373)
  • VBoxManage: another fix for extpack install --replace (bug #9308)
  • VBoxManage: allow to specify the UUID of the target image in convertfromraw
  • VRDP: fixed a rare crash when two or more clients connect to the server (bug #9503)
  • VRDP: fixed a case when a client was not resized correctly (bug #9242)
  • USB: make device capturing work on Windows hosts with usbhub class filter drivers installed (bug #9298); bugfixes for Windows host USB support
  • VHD: fixed reads crossing block boundaries (bug #8532)
  • VMDK: fixed progress indicator when creating split VMDK images
  • Floppy: fixed medium size detection for physical mediums (Windows hosts only)
  • Main: fixed VM initialization if a shared folder does not exist (bug #7941)
  • Main: fixed possible deadlock between hard disk enumeration and resetting of immutable disks (bug #9549)
  • Main: fixed not detaching of virtual storage after a snapshot restore operation (bug #8296)
  • Main: always reset modified state after restoring a snapshot (bug #9387)
  • Main: fixed writing of changed VM settings to disk when using snapshots (bug #8932)
  • Main: fixed taking screen shots (e.g. the preview window) for headless VMs if the Guest Additions are active
  • Virtio-net: fixed the problem with UDP packets exceeding MTU (bug #9370)
  • 3D Support: fixed incorrect rendering and possible crashes when switching to/from fullscreen with enabled 2D acceleration
  • 3D Support: fixed compiz under ubuntu 9.10
  • Guest control: Miscellaneous small bugfixes
  • Linux / Solaris hosts: don't use hard links in packages (4.1.2 regression; bug #9441)
  • Mac OS X hosts: fix installation issues when installed as root (bug #1578)
  • Mac OS X hosts: fixed packet capture issues with vboxnetX host-only interfaces (bug #8076)
  • Solaris hosts: fixed incoming multicast packets for Crossbow based bridged networking (bug #9532)
  • Solaris hosts: fixed starting EFI guests due to missing EFI ROM files (bug #9535)
  • Windows hosts installer: fixed ADDLOCAL usage on command line (4.1.0 regression; bug #9488)
  • Windows hosts installer: fixed dangling shortcut to the .chm help file (bug #9646)
  • Windows hosts installer: try to fix installation error 2869 which appeared under certain circumstances (bug #9664)
  • Windows hosts: VBoxHeadless should never open a separate console window (bug #3549)
  • Guest Additions: fixed hang while waiting for guest execution output (4.1.2 regression; bug #9446)
  • Linux Additions: add support for X.Org Server 1.11 (bug #9519)
  • Linux Additions: suppress an incorrect error message and allow a shared folder to be mounted in multiple places (bug #9627)
  • Linux Additions: start VBoxService correctly on openSUSE 12.1 (bug #6229)
  • Linux Additions: properly finish the installation even if the compilation of the DRM module fails (which is not fatal)
  • Solaris Additions: fixed memory leaks and panics while mounting (from console) and unmounting shared folders.
  • Windows Additions: fixed swapped mouse cursor hotspot coordinates (4.1.0 regression; bug #9447)
  • Windows Additions: fixed PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA BSOD in VBoxDisp.dll when running SnippingTool (bug #9508)
  • Windows Additions: make image viewer work correctly with Aero enabled (Vista and Windows 7)
  • Windows Additions: fixed incorrect window border blurs under Aero with ATI cards (Vista and Windows 7)
  • Windows Additions: fixed incorrect rendering when moving 3D applications outside guest desktop and back under Aero (Vista and Windows 7)
  • Windows Additions: fixed guest hangs when switching back from fullscreen text mode apps (bug #9636)



Muutokset v4.1.0 - v4.1.2

  • VMM: fixed 64-bit guests on AMD Fusion CPUs (bug #8824)
  • VMM: fixed handling of the sysenter/sysexit machine instructions in 64-bit guests on Intel hosts
  • GUI: added linked clone support
  • GUI: fixed error check when changing the VM controller settings (4.1.0 regression; bug #9246)
  • GUI: fixed the inclusion of additional information (license, vendor, ...) on OVF export
  • GUI: when taking a snapshot from the VM selector, don't do a live snapshot
  • GUI: fixed immediate crash during start on certain environments due to a library version conflict
  • Guest control execution: implemented copying single files from guest to the host (directories and filters not supported yet)
  • Guest control execution: limited to serve up to 5 guest processes at a time by default
  • Main: return the correct RDP default port fixing settings warnings in the GUI if the remote display was enabled at runtime (bug #9368)
  • VBoxSVC: made the path comparison OS independent when images are registered (bug #9303)
  • VBoxSVC: several fixes/performance improvements for cloning of VMs
  • Snapshots: fixed "Solid-State drive" flag survival on snapshot creation (bug #9379)
  • VBoxManage: implemented copyfrom and stat guest control tools to copy files from guest to host and to check for existence of files on the guest
  • VBoxManage: fixed extpack install --replace (bug #9308)
  • VBoxManage: allow to start multiple VMs with startvm
  • VBoxManage: experimental support for SATA CD/DVD hotplugging
  • Mouse support: fixed an off-by-one pointer position error affecting Windows guests (bugs #7566, #9321)
  • VRDP: fixed a case when the screen was not redrawn correctly (bug #9242)
  • NAT: changed TCP connection establishment according to Winsock API requirements (Windows hosts only; bug #8919)
  • USB: fixed device recognition issues (bugs #9299) and fixed several device capturing issues (Windows hosts; bug #9299)
  • USB: fixed issues with remote filters being applied to local USB devices
  • OVA: fixed import of renamed OVA files (bug #9033)
  • Windows host: fixed icon for .VDI files (bug #9393)
  • Solaris hosts: fixed a bug preventing parallel usage of multiple host NICs with Crossbow based bridged networking
  • Linux hosts: fixed random kernel panics on host suspend / shutdown (4.1.0 regression; bug #9305)
  • Guest Additions: keep logged in user count in out-of-memory situations and warn about it
  • Solaris Additions: fixed shared folders due to missing symbols in the vboxfs module (4.0.12 / 4.1.0 regression; bug #9264)
  • Windows Additions: fixed file truncation on a shared folder with some applications (bugs #9276, #9315)
  • Windows Additions: fixed shared folder issues with antivirus software and 64 bit Windows guests (bug #9318)
  • Windows Vista and 7 guests: WDDM driver fixes and performance enhancements, fixed WinSAT crashes (#9267)
  • Linux Additions: fixed llseek() for Linux kernels 2.6.37 and above



Muutokset v4.0.12 - v4.1.0

  • This version is a major update. The following major new features were added:
  • Support for cloning of VMs (bug #5853, see the manual for more information): full clones can be created through the GUI and VBoxManage, linked clones only through VBoxManage
  • GUI: enhanced wizard for creating new virtual disks
  • GUI: new wizard for copying virtual disks
  • GUI: keep the aspect ratio in scale mode (Windows and OSX hosts only; bug #7822)
  • VMM: raised the memory limit for 64-bit hosts to 1TB
  • Experimental support for PCI passthrough for Linux hosts, see the manual for more information
  • Windows guests: Experimental WDDM graphics driver, supporting Windows Aero (bug #4607) and providing Direct3D support using a cleaner approach (no need to install the guest drivers in Safe Mode anymore)
  • Guest Additions: status of modules and features can now be queried separately by the frontends
  • Networking: new network attachment mode "Generic Driver", which offers an open plugin architecture for arbitrary and separately distributable virtual network implementations
  • Host-only Networking: fixed host crash in kernels prior to 2.6.29
  • New Networking Mode UDP Tunnel: allows to interconnect VMs running on different hosts easily and transparently, see the manual for more information
  • Experimental support for SATA hard disk hotplugging available with VBoxManage
  • Solaris hosts: New Crossbow based bridged networking driver for Solaris 11 build 159 and above
  • In addition, the following items were fixed and/or added:
  • VMM: more SMP timer fixes
  • VMM: fixed sporadic recompiler crashes with SMP guests
  • VMM: many small fixes
  • GUI: when reverting to a snapshot, ask for taking a snapshot of the current state
  • GUI: added a View menu
  • GUI: added a setting for the promiscuous mode policy for internal networks, bridged networks and host-only networks
  • GUI: added slider for setting the CPU execution cap allowing to limit the amount of CPU time spent for the execution of the guest, see the manual for more information.
  • GUI: the VM description is editable during the runtime of a VM (bug #1551)
  • GUI: added proxy settings (bug #2870)
  • GUI: made the number of SATA ports configurable
  • GUI: decrease time before showing the VM configuration dialog
  • VBoxManage: more convenient configuration of storage controller attachments by automatically determining the port or device parameter when a storage controller has only one port or device per port
  • VBoxManage: changed syntax of the guestcontrol command group, fixed various bugs, removed obsolete options
  • VBoxBalloonCtrl: new service for automatic dynamic adjustment of the balloon size for running VMs
  • Settings: machine names and snapshot names are not allowed to be a valid UUID
  • Settings: provide better diagnostics if a single medium is used twice in a VM configuration
  • Settings: provide better diagnostics for errors in medium create/merge/clone operations, and fix memory leaks in error cases
  • Storage: ATA/SATA drives can be marked as non-rotational, i.e. the guest OS will detect them as a SSD if supported, which can improve performance
  • Storage: virtual CD/DVD images will be detached if the guest ejects the medium, unless the drive is marked to handle ejects only on a temporary basis
  • Storage: the medium UUID can be changed again when attaching a medium for the first time, which allows using images which are exact duplicates including the UUID
  • Storage: fixed possible data corruption under certain circumstances with VHD and Parallels images (bug #9150)
  • Storage: fixed unnecessary expansion when cloning differential images in VDI format
  • Storage: fixed detection code to handle empty files for VDI and VMDK format
  • Storage: fixed access to CD/DVD images beyond 4GB when using the SATA controller (bug #8592)
  • Floppy: several bugs have been fixed
  • Floppy: make it possible to unmount a host floppy disk (bug #6651)
  • BIOS: disk-related structures are now checksummed correctly (bug #8739)
  • USB: many fixes for the Windows USB host driver
  • NAT: reduced memory footprint
  • Networking: fixed the problem with segmentation offloading when several VMs are transmitting in parallel
  • Networking: workaround for a bug in wireshark when operating directly on a capture file created by VirtualBox
  • Serial: announce the serial devices in the ACPI tables to make Windows guests find the virtual hardware (bug #7411)
  • VRDP: support for TLS connections (see the manual for more information)
  • VRDP: support for multimonitor client configurations with MS RDP clients
  • VRDP: fixed a rare screen corruption
  • 3D support: fixed GL_VERSION string for different locales (bug #8916)
  • Webservice: fixed timeout handling with HTTP 1.1 keepalive, and be more robust when connections fail
  • VBoxSVC: fixed regression when several clients trigger autostart simultaneously
  • Main: fixed incorrect handling of the medium location for media which are not file based (e.g. iSCSI), which resulted in confusing location values in many places
  • JAX-WS client bindings: fixed resource leak
  • Sources: fixed USB 2.0 support using extension packs for non-official builds
  • Mac OS X hosts: fixed non-VT-x mode on Lion hosts
  • Windows hosts: fixed copy'n'paste in the GUI and for the VM window (bug #4491)
  • Windows hosts (64-bit only): enabled removing of all mediums when removing a VM
  • Windows hosts (64-bit only): enabled live snapshot deletion
  • Windows hosts: use native controls in the installer (bug #5520)
  • Solaris hosts: fixed preemption issue with Solaris 11 hosts (builds 166 and above)
  • Solaris hosts: better control of USB device access on Solaris 11 hosts
  • Guest Additions: improved driver installation on Windows guests
  • Guest Additions: fixed high CPU usage while executing guest programs from the host
  • Solaris Additions: fixed automounting of shared folders (bug #8014)



Muutokset v4.0.10 - v4.0.12

  • This is a maintenance release. The following items were fixed and/or added:
  • Mac OS X hosts: Lion fixes
  • Solaris hosts: fixed preemption issue with Solaris 11 hosts (builds 166 and above)
  • VBoxManage: more convenient configuration of storage controller attachments by automatically determining the port or device parameter when a storage controller has only one port or device per port (bug #9188)
  • Storage: fixed possible data corruption under certain circumstances whith VHD and Parallels images (bug #9150)
  • Storage: fixed access to CD/DVD images beyond 4GB when using the SATA controller (bug #8592)
  • Floppy: make it possible to unmount a host floppy disk (bug #6651)
  • Networking: fixed the problem with segmentation offloading when several VMs were transmitting at once
  • 3D support: fixed GL_VERSION string for different locales (bug #8916)
  • Sources: fixed USB 2.0 support using extension packs for non-official builds
  • Solaris Additions: fixed automounting of shared folders (bug #8014)



Muutokset v4.0.8 - v4.0.10

  • This is a maintenance release. The following items were fixed and/or added:
  • GUI: fixed disappearing settings widgets on KDE hosts (bug #6809)
  • Storage: fixed hang under rare circumstances with flat VMDK images
  • Storage: a saved VM could not be restored under certain circumstances after the host kernel was updated (bug #8983)
  • Storage: refuse to create a medium with an invalid variant (for example Split2G with VDI; bug #7227)
  • Snapshots: none of the hard disk attachments must be attached to another VM in normal mode when creating a snapshot
  • USB: fixed occasional VM hangs with SMP guests (bug #4580)
  • USB: proper device detection on RHEL/OEL/CentOS 5 guests (partial fix for bug #8978)
  • ACPI: force the ACPI timer to return monotonic values for improve behavior with SMP Linux guests (bug #8511 and others)
  • RDP: fixed screen corruption under rare circumstances (bug #8977)
  • rdesktop-vrdp: updated to version 1.7.0
  • OVF: under rare circumstances some data at the end of a VMDK file was not written during export
  • Mac OS X hosts: Lion fixes (bug #8903)
  • Mac OS X hosts: GNOME 3 fix
  • Linux hosts: fixed VT-x detection on Linux 3.0 hosts (bug #9071)
  • Linux hosts: fixed Python 2.7 bindings in the universal Linux binaries
  • Windows hosts: fixed leak of thread and process handles
  • Windows Additions: fixed bug when determining the extended version of the Guest Additions (4.0.8 regression; bug #8948)
  • Solaris Additions: fixed installation to 64-bit Solaris 10u9 guests (4.0.8 regression)
  • Linux Additions: RHEL6.1/OL6.1 compile fix
  • Linux Additions: fixed a memory leak during VBoxManage guestcontrol execute (bug #9068)



Muutokset v4.0.6 - v4.0.8



Muutokset v4.0.4 - v4.0.6

  • VMM: fixed incorrect handling of ballooned pages when restoring a VMM from a saved state
  • VMM: don't crash on hosts with more than 64 cores / hyperthreads; implemented support for up to 256 host cores (except Windows hosts; bug #8489)
  • VMM: fixed guru meditation for PAE guests running on hosts without PAE (bug #8006)
  • VMM: fixed slow Linux guests with raw mode and recent guest kernels (bug #8726)
  • GUI: support host key combinations (bug #979)
  • GUI: fixed progress indicator (bug #7814)
  • GUI: show the mouse pointer while the VM is paused if the USB tablet mouse emulation is used (bug #6799)
  • GUI: adapt the snapshot folder as well when renaming a VM (bug #8469)
  • GUI: persistently remember the last folders of the disk/DVD/floppy selectors
  • GUI: never allow to start a VM with USB-2.0 activated if the proper extension pack is missing (bug #8182)
  • GUI: fixed hang/crash when opening a file dialog in an non-existing folder (bug #8673)
  • Snapshots: fixed a bug which could lose entries in the media registry when restoring a snapshot (bug #8363)
  • Snapshots: allow snapshots to be stored in the VM directory
  • 3D support: fixed a crash if a VM was forced to terminate (Windows hosts only; bug #7133)
  • Storage: fixed memory leak (4.0 regression; bug #7966)
  • Storage: fixed access to iSCSI targets over internal network
  • Storage: fixed reading from disks with more than one snapshot for VHD and VMDK images with disabled host cache (bug #8408)
  • Storage: fixed a possible hang during VM suspend after an I/O error occurred
  • Storage: fixed a possible hang during VM suspend / reset (bug #8276, #8294)
  • Storage: automatically create a diff image when attaching a streamOptimized VMDK image to a VM
  • ATA/SATA: fixed automounting of virtual CD/DVD mediums with recent Linux distributions by correctly reporting the current profile as 'none' if no medium is present
  • Buslogic: fixed emulation for certain guests (e.g. jRockit VE)
  • Host-Only Networking: fixed interface creation failure on Windows hosts (4.0.4 regression; bug #8362)
  • Host-Only & Bridged & Internal Networking: fix for processing promiscuous mode requests by VMs, defaulting to switch behaviour
  • Host-Only Networking: fixed connectivity issue after resuming the host from sleep (bug #3625)
  • Bridged Networking: support for interface bonding on Mac OS X hosts (bug #8731)
  • NAT: fixed processing of ARP announcements for guests with static assigned IPs (bug #8609)
  • VRDP: backward compatibility with VRDPAuth external authentication library (bug #8063)
  • Shared Folders: don't fail to start a VM if a path is not absolute, for example when importing an OVF from a different host (bug #7941)
  • Audio: fixed crash under certain conditions (bug #8527)
  • USB: fixed a crash when plugging certain USB devices (bug #8699)
  • HPET: fixed time jumps when reading the counter (bug #8707)
  • OVF/OVA: automatically adjust disk paths if the VM name is changed on import
  • OVF/OVA: fix export to slow medias
  • OVF/OVA: automatically repair inconsistent appliances with multiple disks (bug #8253)
  • rdesktop-vrdp: fixed an assertion triggered under certain conditions (bug #8593)
  • Windows hosts: fixed occasional hangs during VM shutdown because sometimes COM was not properly uninitialized
  • Mac OS X hosts: prevent the mouse from leaving the VM window while captured
  • Mac OS X hosts: keep aspect ratio while resizing in scale mode (shift for old behaviour) (part of bug #7822)
  • X11 hosts: fixed Yen key support (bug #8438)
  • X11 hosts: fixed a regression which caused Host+F1 to pop up help instead of sending Ctrl+Alt+F1
  • Linux hosts / Linux Additions: mangle IPRT symbols to allow installing VirtualBox inside a VM while the Guest Additions are active (bug #5686)
  • Linux hosts / Linux guests: workaround for a bug in GLIBC older than version 1.11 leading to crashes under certain conditions (signed/unsigned problem with memchr on 64-bit machines)
  • Solaris hosts: fixed a deadlock in event semaphores that could lead to unkillable VM processes
  • Windows Additions: fixed Sysprep parameter handling
  • Windows Additions: fixed spontaneous guest reboots under certain circumstances (4.0.2 regression; bugs #8406, #8429)
  • Windows Additions: added auto logon support for locked workstations on legacy Windows versions
  • Windows Additions: fixed driver bugcheck error when handling PnP messages (4.0 regression; bug #8367)
  • Windows Additions: fixed memory leak in VBoxVideo
  • X11 Additions: added support for X.Org Server 1.10 final
  • Linux Additions: Linux kernel 2.6.39-rc1 fixes
  • Linux Additions: improved auto-run support (bug #5509)
  • Linux Additions: fix mouse support on SUSE 11 SP 1 guests (bug #7946)
  • Solaris Additions: added support for X.Org Server 1.9
  • Guest Additions: various bugfixes for guest control execution
  • Webservice: use own log file, with log rotation to limit size



Muutokset v4.0.2 - v4.0.4

  • This is a maintenance release. The following items were fixed and/or added:
  • VMM: fixed recompiler crashes under certain conditions (bugs #8255, #8319 and further)
  • VMM: fixed running 64-bit guests on 32-bit host with nested paging enabled on AMD CPUs (4.0 regression; bug #7938)
  • VMM: fixed timing issues / hangs for certain guests using the programmable interval timer (bugs #8033 and #8062)
  • VMM: large page and monitoring fixes for live snapshots (bugs #7910, #8059, #8125)
  • GUI: fixed error message when trying to exceed the maximum number of host network interfaces
  • GUI: fixed saving of changes to the metadata of an existing snapshot (bug #8145)
  • GUI: fixed rare crash on X11 hosts (bug #8131)
  • GUI: when selecting a shared folder, start the file dialog in the users home directory (bug #8017)
  • ExtPack: enforce the correct permissions which might be restricted by umask when creating directories (non-Windows hosts only; bug #7878)
  • VBoxSDL: fixed crash when starting by specifying the VM UUID (4.0 regression; bug #8342)
  • VBoxManage: allow savestate even if the VM is already paused
  • VBoxManage: fixed modifyvm --synthcpu (bug #6577)
  • VBoxManage: fixed hang when doing guestcontrol execute –wait-for exit and displaying process status on exit (bug #8235)
  • VBoxManage: decreased CPU load during guestcontrol execute –wait-for exit/stdout while waiting for the guest process to terminate (bug #7872)
  • VBoxManage: fixed list hostdvds/host?oppies
  • VBoxManage: fixed storageattach for host DVD drives and host ?oppy drives
  • Metrics: introduced RAM/VMM base metric.
  • Main: improved sanity check when taking a VM screen shot (bug #7966)
  • Main: fixed a crash under rare circumstances if a VM failed to start
  • Main: fixed attaching of immutable disk images (bug #8105)
  • Main: fixed a crash at VM shutdown (bug #6443)
  • Main: fixed incorrect handling of cross-referenced medium attachments (bug #8129)
  • Settings: fixed truncating of big integer values (4.0 regression)
  • Settings: properly store the ICH9 chipset type (bug #8123)
  • Host-Only & Bridged Networking: fixed VBox DHCP server startup issue for Windows hosts (4.0 regression; bug #7905)
  • Host-Only Networking: re-create vboxnetX interfaces after vboxnetadp.ko module reload on Linux and Darwin (bugs #5934, #6341)
  • NAT: fixed an mbuf leak under rare circumstances (bug #7459)
  • ACPI: don’t allow the guest to enter S4 by default and don’t announce S1 and S4 in the ACPI tables if disabled (bug #8008)
  • Graphics card: made re-enabling disabled screens work correctly to prevent problems when X11 guests enter screen saving mode (bug #8122)
  • Storage: fixed write errors with snapshots if the host cache is disabled (4.0 regression; bug #8221)
  • ATA/SATA: fixed reset handling after ACPI suspend/resume
  • BusLogic: fixed hang with SMP VMs
  • Serial: another attempt to prevent lost characters during transmission (bug #1548)
  • Linux hosts/guests: Linux 2.6.38-rc1 compile fixes
  • Mac OS X hosts: fixed VBoxSVC crash when listing host interfaces without default gateway (64-bit hosts only; bug #7955)
  • Solaris/Darwin hosts: fixed VM CPU execution cap
  • X.Org guests: fixed a crash on X server restart (bug #8231)
  • X.Org guests: support X.Org Server 1.10 pre-release and Ubuntu 11.04 Alpha.
  • X.Org guests: Add EDID emulation in the graphics driver to prevent GNOME settings daemon changing the mode on login.
  • X.Org guests: never send graphics modes to the host that older VirtualBox versions can’t handle.
  • Linux Additions: fixed a memory leak in the shared folders code if a host link is not readable (bug #8185)
  • Windows Additions: fixed handling of Security Attention Sequence (SAS) with VBoxGINA



Muutokset v4.0 - v4.0.2

  • GUI: don't crash if a removable host drive referenced from the VM settings vanished
  • GUI: fixed a crash when using the KDE4 Oxygen theme and clicked on the settings button (4.0 regression; bug #7875)
  • GUI: properly warn if the machine folder cannot be created (bug #8031)
  • GUI: several fixes for multimonitor X11 guests
  • ExtPack: don’t make the installer helper application suid root (Linux .deb/.rpm packages only)
  • ExtPack: improved user experience on Vista / Windows 7 when installing an extension pack
  • ExtPack: fixed issue with non-ascii characters in the path name during installing an extension pack (bug #7917)
  • ExtPack: fixed SELinux issues on 32-bit Linux hosts
  • VBoxManage: Host-only interface creation and removal is now supported for all platforms except Solaris (bug #7741)
  • VBoxManage: fixed segmentation fault when removing non-existent host-only interface
  • Storage: fixed possible crashes with VMDK/VHD images with snapshots and async I/O (4.0 regression)
  • Storage: don’t eject the physical medium if a DVD/CDROM/floppy drive is detached from a VM (bug #5825)
  • Storage: be more robust when a faulty guest sends ATA commands to an ATAPI device (bug #6597)
  • Parallels: fixed deletion of the image during suspend, pause or power off (4.0 regression)
  • Bridged networking: fixed host kernel panic when bridging to devices with no TX queue (4.0 regression; Linux hosts only; bug #7908)
  • NAT: port-forwarding rule registration respects protocol parameter (bug #8094)
  • E1000: fixed PXE boot issues with WDS (bug #6330)
  • Virtio-net: fixed the issue with TX performance in some Linux guests
  • ICH9: fixed VM crash (software virtualization only; bug #7885)
  • VGA: fixed VESA screen issue (4.0 regression; bug #7986)
  • Shared Folders: fixed parameter parsing when creating symbolic links, fixes 32-bit/64-bit bitness issue (bug #818)
  • Main: fixed crash under rare circumstances due to an invalid logging string (4.0 regression)
  • Main: improve error information propagation for errors preventing a VM start
  • Main: fixed problems with snapshots and non-ASCII characters in machine paths (bug #8024)
  • Webservice: now listens to localhost by default as documented (bug #6067)
  • Settings: do not fail loading machine settings if removeable drive attachment (host drive or image) cannot be found; with 4.0 this is much more likely when machines are moved from one host to another
  • Settings: fixed issue that changing a snapshot name or description was not saved to machine XML
  • OVF/OVA: fixed import of files created by other OVF tools (bug #7983)
  • rdesktop-vrdp: fix a crash during USB device enumeration (bug #7981)
  • Linux hosts: fixed a crash during USB device enumeration.
  • Linux hosts: try a bit harder to allocate memory (bug #8035; 4.0 regression)
  • Guest Additions: fixed parsing of parameters for guest control in VBoxService (4.0 regression; bug #8010)
  • Windows Guest Additions: automatic logon on Windows Vista/Windows 7 now supports unlocking previously locked workstations



Muutokset v3.2.12 - v4.0

  • This version is a major update. The following major new features were added:
  • Reorganization of VirtualBox into a base package and Extension Packs; see chapter 1.5, Installing VirtualBox and extension packs, see the manual for more information
  • New settings/disk file layout for VM portability; see chapter 10.1, Where VirtualBox stores its files, see the manual for more information
  • Major rework of the GUI (now called “VirtualBox Manager”):
  • Redesigned user interface with guest window preview (also for screenshots)
  • New “scale” display mode with scaled guest display; see chapter 1.8.5, Resizing the machine’s window, see the manual for more information
  • Support for creating and starting .vbox desktop shortcuts (bug #1889)
  • The VM list is now sortable
  • Machines can now be deleted easily without a trace including snapshots and saved states, and optionally including attached disk images (bug #5511; also, VBoxManage unregistervm --delete can do the same now)
  • Built-in creation of desktop file shortcuts to start VMs on double click (bug #2322)
  • VMM: support more than 1.5/2 GB guest RAM on 32-bit hosts
  • New virtual hardware:
  • Intel ICH9 chipset with three PCI buses, PCI Express and Message Signaled Interrupts (MSI); see chapter 3.4.1, “Motherboard” tab, see the manual for more information
  • Intel HD Audio, for better support of modern guest operating systems (e.g. 64-bit Windows; bug #2785)
  • Improvements to OVF support (see chapter 1.12, Importing and exporting virtual machines, see the manual for more information):
  • Open Virtualization Format Archive (OVA) support
  • Significant performance improvements during export and import
  • Creation of the manifest file on export is optional now
  • Imported disks can have formats other than VMDK
  • Resource control: added support for limiting a VM’s CPU time and IO bandwidth; see chapter 5.8, Limiting bandwidth for disk images, see the manual for more information
  • Storage: support asynchronous I/O for iSCSI, VMDK, VHD and Parallels images
  • Storage: support for resizing VDI and VHD images; see chapter 8.21, VBoxManage modifyhd, see the manual for more information.
  • Guest Additions: support for multiple virtual screens in Linux and Solaris guests using X.Org server 1.3 and later
  • Language bindings: uniform Java bindings for both local (COM/XPCOM) and remote (SOAP) invocation APIs
  • In addition, the following items were fixed and/or added:
  • VMM: Enable large page support by default on 64-bit hosts (applies to nested paging only)
  • VMM: fixed guru meditation when running Minix (VT-x only; bug #6557)
  • VMM: fixed crash under certain circumstances (Linux hosts only, non VT-x/AMD-V mode only; bugs #4529 and #7819)
  • GUI: add configuration dialog for port forwarding in NAT mode (bug #1657)
  • GUI: show the guest window content on save and restore
  • GUI: certain GUI warnings don’t stop the VM output anymore
  • GUI: fixed black fullscreen minitoolbar on KDE4 hosts (Linux hosts only; bug #5449)
  • BIOS: implemented multi-sector reading to speed up booting of certain guests (e.g. Solaris)
  • Bridged networking: improved throughput by filtering out outgoing packets intended for the host before they reach the physical network (Linux hosts only; bug #7792)
  • 3D support: allow use of CR_SYSTEM_GL_PATH again (bug #6864)
  • 3D support: fixed various clipping/visibility issues (bugs #5659, #5794, #5848, #6018, #6187, #6570)
  • 3D support: guest application stack corruption when using glGetVertexAttrib[ifd]v (bug #7395)
  • 3D support: fixed OpenGL support for libMesa 7.9
  • 3D support: fixed Unity/Compiz crashes on natty
  • 2D Video acceleration: multimonitor support
  • VRDP: fixed rare crash in multimonitor configuration
  • VRDP: support for upstream audio
  • Display: fixed occasional guest resize crash
  • NAT: port forwarding rules can be applied at runtime
  • SATA: allow to attach CD/DVD-ROM drives including passthrough (bug #7058)
  • Floppy: support readonly image files, taking this as the criteria for making the medium readonly (bug #5651)
  • Audio: fixed memory corruption during playback under rare circumstances
  • Audio: the DirectSound backend now allows VMs to be audible when another DirectSound application is active, including another VM (bug #5578)
  • EFI: support for SATA disks and CDROMs
  • BIOS: reduce the stack usage of the VESA BIOS function #4F01 (Quake fix)
  • OVF/OVA: fixed export of VMs with iSCSI disks
  • Storage: Apple DMG image support for the virtual CD/DVD (bug #6760)
  • Linux host USB support: introduced a less invasive way of accessing raw USB devices (bugs #1093, #5345, #7759)
  • Linux hosts: support recent Linux kernels with CONFIG_DEBUG_SET_MODULE_RONX set
  • Guest Additions: Shared Folders now can be marked as being auto-mounted on Windows, Linux and Solaris guests
  • Linux Additions: Shared Folders now support symbolic links (bug #818)
  • Linux Additions: combined 32-bit and 64-bit additions into one file
  • Windows Additions: automatic logon on Windows Vista/Windows 7 is now able to handle renamed user accounts; added various bugfixes



Muutokset v3.2.10 - v3.2.12

  • VMM: fixed rare host crash when running 64-bit guests on 32-bit hosts (bug #7577)
  • VMM: fixed host reboots under rare circumstances due to NMIs triggered by active performance counters (Linux hosts in non-VT-x/AMD-V mode only; bug #4529)
  • VMM: fixed out of memory guru meditation for large memory guests (bug #7586)
  • VMM: fixed a guru meditation related to large pages
  • VMM: use new VT-x feature to keep the guest from hogging the CPU
  • Snapshots: implemented deleting the last remaining snapshot while the VM is running
  • GUI: perform the checks for exceeding the size limit of the host file system and for broken asynchronous I/O on older Linux kernels with ext4 / xfs file systems not only when starting the VM from scratch but also when starting from a saved state
  • NAT: fixed memory leak (3.2.0 regression; bugs #6918, #7353)
  • Networking: fixed VM reset handling in e1000
  • VRDP: fixed rare crash in multimonitor configuration
  • Display: fixed occasional guest resize crash
  • Mouse: don't send relative mouse events together with absolute mouse events (3.2.10 regression; bug #7571)
  • Keyboard: fixes for the USB keyboard emulation; fixes for Koran keyboards
  • Serial: don't hang if the host device would block during open (bugs #5756, #5380)
  • Serial: fixed modem status lines (Linux hosts only; bug #812)
  • Graphics: Horizontal resolutions are no longer restricted to a multiple of 8 pixels (bug #2047; requires Guest Additions update).
  • USB: fixed a crash with older Linux kernels and non-ASCII characters in device strings (Linux hosts only; bug #6983, #7158, #7733; version 3.2.8 contained an incomplete fix)
  • USB: fixed a crash under rare circumstances (bug #7409; Windows hosts only)
  • iSCSI: respond to NOP-In requests from the target immediately to avoid being disconnected if the guest is idle
  • 3D support: fixed a crash under certain circumstances (bug #7659)
  • 3D support: fixed crashes for GLUT based apps (bug #6848)
  • 3D support: added missing GLX 1.3 functionality (bugs #7652, #7195)
  • 2D Video acceleration: fixed potential deadlock when saving the VM state (bug #4124)
  • Windows hosts: another fix for BSODs under certain circumstances in VBoxNetFlt.sys (bug #7601)
  • Solaris hosts: fixed host USB DVD drive detection
  • Mac OS X hosts: fixed swapped keys for certain ISO keyboard types (bug #2996)
  • Linux hosts: added link state handling for TAP devices needed for proper operation with bridged networking on kernels 2.6.36 and above (bug #7649)
  • Linux hosts/guests: Linux 2.6.37 fixes
  • Linux Additions: properly compile the vboxvideo module if DKMS is not installed (bug #7572)
  • Linux Additions: fixed a memory leak when accessing non-existing files on a Shared Folders (bug #7705)
  • Windows Additions: skip none-mapped user accounts when enumerating user accounts for VM information



Muutokset v3.2.8 - v3.2.10

  • VMM: V8086 mode fix for legacy DOS/Windows guests with EMM386 (3.2.8 regression)
  • VMM: stability fix (bug #7342)
  • VMM: fixed a Guru meditation related to large pages (bug #7300)
  • VMM: fixed support for large pages on Linux hosts
  • VMM: fixed a Guru meditation for large memory 64-bit guests on 32-bit hosts with nested paging (bug #7544
  • VMM: performance improvements for VMs with more than 2 GB RAM (bug #6928)
  • GUI: fixed host key handling if the host key is set to Left Alt (Linux/Solaris hosts only; 3.2.0 regression; bug #6758)
  • GUI: the VM can be minimized from the mini toolbar (bug #4952)
  • GUI: handle Ctrl+Break properly on X11 hosts (3.2.0 regression; bug #6122)
  • GUI: fixed the case where the user aborted the media selector for selecting the boot hard disk from the VM wizard
  • GUI: added a check for Linux kernels 2.6.36 or later which are known to have the asynchronous I/O bug on ext4 / xfs file systems fixed (Linux hosts only)
  • OpenSolaris guests: use SATA controller by default
  • Storage: fixed I/O errors in the guest after compacting VDI images (3.2.6 regression; bug #7294)
  • Storage: automatically repair base disk images with non-zero parent UUID which made them inaccessible (bug #7289)
  • Storage: fixed corrupted images if a merge operation was canceled
  • IDE: added ATAPI passthrough support for audio CDs (bug #3494)
  • SATA: fixed a potential hang during boot of recent Solaris guests
  • SATA: handle out of disk space and similar conditions better
  • iSCSI: fixed sporadic hangs when closing the connection
  • VGA: fixed missing redraw with multiple screens under certain circumstances (bug #7291)
  • VGA: serveral small fixes for legacy VGA graphics modes
  • Bridged networking: fixed occasional host freeze during VM shutdown (Linux hosts only)
  • NAT: don't check for the existence of the TFTP prefix when delivering a file via bootp (bug #7384)
  • NAT: fixed resolving of names at the host resolver (bug #7138)
  • NAT: under rare conditions the NAT engine consumed 100% CPU load (non-Windows hosts only)
  • VRDP: fixed memory leak under certain circumstances (bug #5966)
  • VRDP: fixed missing redraws with Windows guests under certain circumstances
  • USB: properly discard blocking outstanding bulk URBs, fixes some printers
  • USB: Blackberry fix (bug #6465)
  • VBoxHeadless: fixed event queue processing problems which led to hangs if the VM could not be started successfully
  • VBoxManage: don't crash if parameters with invalid characters are passed (bug #7388)
  • VBoxManage: clonehd: fixed a bug where the command aborted with an error message under rare circumstances
  • VBoxManage: metrics: made it work for directly started VMs again (3.2.8 regression; bug #7482)
  • 3D support: report GLX_ARB_get_proc_address as supported extension
  • 3D support: guest application stack corruption when using glGetVertexAttrib[ifd]v (bug #7395)
  • 3D support: fixed broken 3D support when switching to fullscreen/seamless modes (bug #7314)
  • 3D support: fixed 32bit OpenGL apps under 64bit Windows XP/Vista (bug #7066)
  • OVF: fixed bug when exporting a VM with multiple attached disks (bug #7366)
  • OVF: fixed slow export for certain filesystems (bug #3719)
  • OVF: disabled manifest (.mf file) support; manifests are no longer verified on import nor written on export
  • Shared clipboard/Windows: improved the reliability of the shared clipboard on Windows hosts and guest (partial fix to bug #5266)
  • Shared Folders: don't show an empty directory if filenames with an invalid encoding exist on the host (bug #7349)
  • Shared Folders: return the proper error code when trying to list files for a non-existing wildcard (bug #7004)
  • Audio: fixed guest memory corruption when capturing from the NULL audio backend (bug #6911)
  • Audio: improved playback quality (less choppy) (bug #6816)
  • Web service: avoid unnecessary creation of idle threads
  • Additions: fixed bug in the guest execution feature when passing more than one environment variable
  • Additions: refresh all guest properties written by VBoxService after the VM was restored from a saved state
  • Additions: fixed a division by zero crash of VBoxService under certain circumstances
  • Additions: immediately resynchronize the guest time with the host time after the VM was restored from a saved state (bug #4018)
  • Additions/Windows: fixed LsaEnumerate error when enumerating logged in users
  • Additions/X.Org: support X.Org Server 1.9 (bug #7306)
  • Additions/X.Org: don't crash VBoxClient during reboot
  • Solaris hosts: fixed host DVD drive enumeration on Solaris 10
  • Solaris hosts: added a custom core dumper to procure more data in the event of a VM crash
  • Solaris guests: fixed user idle detection
  • Solaris guests: fixed a possible panic in Shared Folders when using the wrong user or group IDs (bug #7295)
  • Solaris guests: fixed Shared Folders from truncating files to 2GB on 32-bit guests (bug #7324)
  • Windows hosts: fixed a BSOD under certain circumstances in VBoxNetFlt.sys (bug #7448)
  • Linux hosts/guests: Linux 2.6.36 fixes
  • Linux hosts/guests: DKMS fixes (bug #5817)
  • Mac OS X hosts: fixed missing dock menu entries (bug #7392)



Muutokset v3.2.4 - v3.2.6

  • VMM: fixed host crash when running 64-bit guests on 32-bit hosts with certain Intel CPUs (VT-x only; bug #6166)
  • VMM: allow 64-bit SMP guests on 32-bit hosts (VT-x and AMD-V only; does not apply to Mac OS X, which already supports it)
  • VMM: fixed Guru mediation if guests with more than 2GB are booted with VT-x/AMD-V disabled (bug #5740)
  • VMM: fixed TR limit trashing (VT-x and 64-bit host only; bug #7052)
  • Page Fusion: several bug fixes for SMP guests (including bug #6964)
  • Teleportation: several fixes and improvements
  • Mac OS X server guests: compatibility fix
  • EFI: fixed memory detection for guests with 2GB or more RAM assigned
  • GUI: added a workaround for a Linux kernel bug which affecting asynchronous I/O on ext4 / xfs file systems (Linux hosts only)
  • GUI: added setting for multiple VRDP connections; useful if multiple screens are enabled
  • GUI: another fix for the keyboard capturing bug under metacity (bug #6727)
  • GUI: fixed quit dialog when used in seamless or fullscreen mode (Mac OS X hosts only; bug #6938)
  • GUI: handle the extra key on the Brazilian keyboard on X11 hosts again (bug #7022).
  • 2D Video acceleration: fixed crashes when leaving the fullscreen mode (bug #6768)
  • VBoxManage: fixed storageattach error handling (bug #6927)
  • VBoxManage: fixed dhcpserver add (3.2.0 regression; bug #7031)
  • Storage: fixed hang with images located on filesystems which don't support async I/O (bug #6905)
  • Storage: fixed raw disks on Windows hosts (3.2.0 regression; bug #6987)
  • LsiLogic: fixed hang with older Linux guests
  • BusLogic: fixed hang during I/O
  • SATA: set initial number of ports to 1 as some guests can't handle 30 ports (e.g. CentOS 4 and FreeBSD; bug #6984)
  • SATA: performance improvement
  • SCSI: fixed error when using the full format option during Windows installation (bug #5101)
  • iSCSI: fixed authentication (bug #4031)
  • Host-only/bridged networking: fixed excessive host kernel warnings under certain circumstances (Linux hosts only; 3.2.0 regression; bug #6872)
  • NAT: fixed potential memory leaks
  • NAT: increased the size of the memory pool for 16K Jumbo frames (performance tweak)
  • NAT: allow to link/unlink the network cable even if the VM is currently paused
  • E1000: disconnect cable was not properly handled if the NIC was not yet initialized by the guest
  • OVF: export performance optimization
  • OVF: upgraded OS type definitions to CIM 2.25.0 so that Windows 7 and other OSes are now tagged correctly on export
  • Settings: the setting for disabling the host I/O cache was sometimes not properly saved
  • Settings: save machine state into XML correctly even when snapshot folder has been changed to a non-default location (bug #5656)
  • USB: allow the guest to disable an EHCI port
  • USB: find a valid language ID before querying strings (bug #7034)
  • POSIX hosts: fixed several memory leaks (3.2.0 regression)
  • Solaris hosts: fixed VDI access problem under certain circumstances (IDE/SATA; 3.2.0 regression)
  • Solaris hosts: fixed VM fails to start on 32-bit hosts (3.2.0 regression; bug #6899)
  • Windows hosts (32-bit): increase guest RAM limit if the host kernel allows for more virtual address space
  • Linux Additions: re-read a directory after a file was removed (bug #5251)
  • Linux Additions: install the DRI driver in the right location on ArchLinux guests (bug #6937)
  • X11 Additions: fixed spurious mouse movement events (bug #4260)
  • Solaris Additions: fixed guest control execution
  • Windows Additions: automatic logon on Windows Vista/Windows 7 is now able to handle renamed and principal user accounts; added various bugfixes
  • Windows Additions: improved command line parsing of the installer
  • Windows Additions: fixed driver verifier bugcheck in VBoxMouse (bug #6453)
  • 3D support: fixed OpenGL support for 32bit apps under 64bit Windows guests



Muutokset v3.2.2 - v3.2.4

  • GUI: fixed a superfluous resize-event on powering-on VM for X11 (improvement for the 3.2.2 fix)
  • Host-only/bridged networking: fixed guest-to-guest communication over wireless (3.2.0 regression; bug #6855)
  • Storage: fixed a potential guest disk corruption with growing images (3.2.0 regression)
  • Page Fusion: fixed shared module detection for Win64 guests
  • 3D support: allow use of CR_SYSTEM_GL_PATH again (bug #6864)
  • 3D support: fixed a host assertion for some multi-threaded guest applications (bug #5236)
  • 3D support: fixed host crashes with nVIDIA drivers on WDDM startup
  • OVF: fixed import of OVFs with a VM description (annotation) (3.2.2 regression; bug #6914)
  • VRDP: fixed issues with secondary monitors (bug #6759)



Muutokset v3.1.6 - v3.1.8

  • This is a maintenance release. The following items were fixed and/or added:
  • VMM: fixed crash with the OpenSUSE 11.3 milestone kernel during early boot (software virtualization only; bug #5457)
  • VMM: fixed invalid state during teleportation
  • VMM: fixed OS/2 guest crash with nested paging enabled
  • VMM: fixed massive display performance loss (AMD-V with nested paging only)
  • GUI: fixed off-by-one bug when passing absolute mouse coordinates to the guest (3.1.6 regression)
  • GUI: show the real version of the Guest Additions, not the interface version
  • GUI: when adding a DVD or floppy slot in the VM mass storage settings dialog, don't attach a random medium but just leave the slot empty
  • GUI: added --seamless and --fullscreen command line switches (bug #4220)
  • GUI: fixed a SEGFAULT under rare circumstances
  • 2D Video acceleration: fixed display issues when working with non 32-bit modes (bugs #6094 & #6208)
  • LsiLogic: Fixed detection of hard disks attached to port 0 when using the drivers from LSI
  • ATA: Fixed sporadic crash with Linux guests when having a hard disk and DVD drive on the same channel (bug #6079)
  • Network: allow to start a VM even if not all network adapters are attached
  • Network: promiscuous mode support for e1000 and simparavirtualized adapters (bug #6519)
  • NAT: fixed ICMP latency (non-Windows hosts only; bug #6427)
  • SCSI: fixed guest crashes under certain circumstances when booting from SCSI devices
  • VBoxManage: fixed modifyvm --natnet default
  • Solaris Hosts: fixed a kernel panic when bridged networking might fail to initialize
  • Solaris Hosts: fixed priority tagged VLAN packets in bridged networking
  • Shared folders: fixed issue with copying read-only files (Linux guests only; bug #4890)
  • Shared folders: renamed the guest kernel module from vboxvfs to vboxsf to make it load on demand by the Linux kernel. Fixes mounting from /etc/fstab in Ubuntu 10.04
  • Shared folders: fixed setuid file permissions (Solaris guests only).
  • Shared folders: fixed deleting directories recursively (Solaris guests only; bug #6513)
  • Guest Additions: support seamless and dynamic resizing on certain older X11 guests (bug #5840)
  • Solaris Additions: fixed OpenGL library dependencies (bug #6435)
  • Keyboard/Mouse emulation: fixed handling of simultaneous mouse/keyboard events under certain circumstances (bug #5375)
  • Mouse emulation: never switch straight back from Explorer to IntelliMouse mode as it confuses the FreeBSD mouse driver (bug #6488)
  • SDK: fixed memory leak in IDisplay::takeScreenShotSlow() (bug #6549)
  • 3D support: fixed Final frame of Compiz animation not updated to the screen (Mac OS X only) (bug #4653)
  • VRDP: allow to bind to localhost only on Mac OS X (bug #5227)
  • Linux hosts: add host USB support for Ubuntu 10.04 and other hosts without the hal daemon or usbfs (bug #6343)
  • webservice: more structs and array fixes in PHP bindings (bug #5657)
  • Windows hosts: make the bridged networking driver notify dll be correctly unregistred on uninstall (bug #5780)



Muutokset v3.1.2 - v3.1.4

  • VMM: SMP stability fixes
  • VMM: fixed guru meditation in certain rare cases (bug #5968)
  • VMM: activate NXE for PAE enabled guests (VT-x and AMD-V on 32 bits hosts only; bug #3578)
  • VMM: added workaround for broken BIOSes that make VirtualBox think AMD-V is in use (for details see bug #5639)
  • VMM: fixed rare host reboot when restoring a saved state (bug #3945)
  • VMM: fixed incompatibility with 2.6.32 Linux kernels (software virtualization only; bug #6100)
  • VMM: turn on nested paging by default for new VMs (if available; VT-x and AMD-V only)
  • VMM: turn on VPID by default for new VMs (if available; VT-x only)
  • VMM: perform strict CPUID compatibility checks when teleporting; to get the old behavior set "VBoxInternal/CPUM/StrictCpuIdChecks" to 0
  • VMM: fixed VM crash with certain 16 bits Windows applications (software virtualization only; bug #5399)
  • Snapshots: fixed a 3.1 regression that broke deletion of snapshots when a machine had immutable or writethrough storage attached (bug #5727)
  • Saved state: fixed VERR_SSM_LOADED_TOO_MUCH error when loading DisplayScreenshot(bug #6162)
  • VBoxManage: add restorecurrent operation to snapshots command
  • VBoxManage: fixed broken snapshot lookup by name (bug #6070
  • GUI: fixed the broken "Reload" button that reloads the machine XML when a machine is inaccessible
  • GUI: fixed guest fullscreen mode after reboot (bug #5372)
  • GUI: handle Ctrl+Break properly on X11 hosts (bug #6122)
  • GUI: fixed status LEDs for storage devices
  • GUI: workaround for disabling the seamless mode on KDE hosts (KWin bug)
  • 3D support: fixed SELinux warning saying VBoxOGL.so requires text relocation (bug #5690)
  • 3D support: fixed Corrupted surface rendering (bug #5695)
  • 3D support: free textures on guest application termination (bug #5206)
  • 3D support: fixed ubigraph_server crashes (#4674)
  • 3D support: fixes for 64-bit Solaris guests
  • Seamless: disable seamless mode when guest changes screen resolution (bug #5655)
  • NAT: fixed high CPU load under certain circumstances (Windows hosts only; bug #5787)
  • NAT: fixed handling of the broadcast flag in DHCP requests
  • NAT: fixed rare crash due to an assertion in the ICMP code (bug #3217)
  • Virtio-net: don't crash when ports accessed beyond the valid range (bug #5923)
  • LsiLogic: fix for Windows 7 guests
  • ATA: fix for guru meditation when installing Solaris 8 guests (bug #5972)
  • VHD: fixed an incompatibility with Virtual PC (bug #5990)
  • VHD: update the footer backup after setting a new UUID (bug #5004)
  • Host DVD: really fixed loading "passthrough" setting from config file (bug #5681)
  • Shared folders: fixed resolving of symlink target on Linux (3.1.2 regression)
  • VRDP: fixed VERR_NET_ADDRESS_IN_USE error when restarting a VM (3.1 regression; bug #5902)
  • VRDP: fixed crash on Mac OS X when 3D is enabled (3.1 regression)
  • PulseAudio: fixed recording (bug #4302)
  • USB: fixed a shutdown blue screen (Windows hosts only; bug #5885)
  • BIOS: fixed attribute during text scroll (bug #3407)
  • OVF: fix strange error messages on disk import errors
  • OVF: do not require write access the the .ovf file during import (3.1 regression; bug #5762)
  • iSCSI: fix taking snapshots of a running VM (#5849)
  • Solaris hosts: several USB fixes (including support for Apple iPod; bug #5873)
  • Solaris installer: fixed USB module removal and Solaris 10 "id" binary incompatibility
  • Guest Additions: fixed wrong guest time adjustment if the guest clock is ahead (3.1 regression; non-Windows guests only)
  • Linux Additions: fixed shared folders for Linux 2.6.32 guests (bug #5891)
  • Linux Additions: make the mouse driver work on Debian 5.0.3 guests again (3.1.2 regression, bug #5832)
  • Windows Additions: fixed malfunctioning !VBoxService that broke time-sync (bug #5872)
  • Windows Additions: fixed uninstallation issues on 64-bit guests
  • Windows Additions: fixed some sysprep execution issues
  • X.Org Additions: never reject the saved video mode as invalid (bug #5731)
  • XFree86 Additions: accept video mode hints for the initial mode again



Muutokset v3.1.0 - v3.1.2

  • VMM: fixed SMP stability regression
  • USB: fixed USB related host crashes on 64 bits Windows hosts (#5237)
  • Main: wrong default HWVirtExExclusive value for new VMs (bug #5664)
  • Main: DVD passthrough setting was lost (bug #5681)
  • VBoxManage: iSCSI disks do not support adding a comment (bug #4460)
  • VBoxManage: added missing --cpus and --memory options to OVF --import
  • GUI: fixed VBox URL in update dialog for German and Dutch languages
  • GUI: NLS updates
  • OVF: fixed export of non standard storage controller names (bug #5643)
  • Solaris hosts: several USB fixes (including support for Apple iPhone)
  • Mac OS X hosts: several fixes for the 3D support
  • Mac OS X hosts: re-enabled CMD+Key combinations, even if the Host-Key isn't CMD (bug #5684)
  • Mac OS X hosts: fixed to fast scrolling if the mouse wheel is used inside the guest (bug #5672)
  • Mac OS X hosts: dock & menubar don't disappear in fullscreen when the VM is not running on the primary display (bug #1762)
  • Mac OS X hosts: added an option for enabling "Auto show Dock & Menubar in fullscreen" (bug #5636)
  • Windows host installer: fixed starting VBox with wrong privileges right after installation (bug #4162)
  • Host interface and host-only networking: prevent driver from unloading while a VM is still active (Windows host only)
  • Host-only networking: fixed host-only interface creation (Windows host only) (bug #5708)
  • Virtio-net: don't crash without an attached network
  • Virtio-net: fixed the issue with intermittent network in VM with several virtual CPU cores.
  • NAT: fixed port-forwarding regressions (bug #5666)
  • NAT: fixed crash under certain conditions (bug #5427)
  • NAT: fixed resolving of names containing a slash or underscore when using the host resolver DNS proxy (bug #5698)
  • ATA: fixed sporadic crash when resuming after a VM was forcefully paused (e.g. due to iSCSI target being unavailable)
  • SATA: fixed raw vmdk disks (bug #5724)
  • Linux guests: increased the default memory for Redhat and Fedora guests
  • Linux Guest Additions: fixed installation on RHEL 3.9 guests and on some 64bit guests
  • Linux Guest Additions: prevent SELinux warnings concerning text relocations in VBoxOGL.so (bug #5690)
  • X11 guests: fixed mouse support for some Xorg 1.4 guests (openSUSE 11.0)
  • X11 guests: fixed xorg.conf modification for some older Xorg releases (openSUSE 11.1)
  • Windows guests: fixed some VBoxService shutdown issues
  • Windows guests: fixed VBoxVideo spinlock issues on NT4
  • Windows Guest Additions: fixed uninstallation issues of NT4
  • Shared folders: fixed resolving of symlink target (bug #5631)
  • 2D Video acceleration: delay loading of OpenGL dlls for Windows hosts to avoid GUI crashes on misconfigured systems
  • 2D Video acceleration: fixed issues with video picture not displayed on playback



Muutokset v3.0.0 - v3.1.0

  • This version is a major update. The following major new features were added:
  • Teleportation (aka live migration); migrate a live VM session from one host to another (see the manual for more information)
  • VM states can now be restored from arbitrary snapshots instead of only the last one, and new snapshots can be taken from other snapshots as well ("branched snapshots"; see the manual for more information)
  • 2D video acceleration for Windows guests; use the host video hardware for overlay stretching and color conversion (see the manual for more information)
  • More flexible storage attachments: CD/DVD drives can be attached to an arbitrary IDE controller, and there can be more than one such drive (the manual for more information)
  • The network attachment type can be changed while a VM is running
  • Complete rewrite of experimental USB support for OpenSolaris hosts making use of the latest USB enhancements in Solaris Nevada 124 and higher
  • Significant performance improvements for PAE and AMD64 guests (VT-x and AMD-V only; normal (non-nested) paging)
  • Experimental support for EFI (Extensible Firmware Interface; see the manual for more information)
  • Support for paravirtualized network adapters (virtio-net; see the manual for more information)
  • In addition, the following items were fixed and/or added:
  • VMM: guest SMP fixes for certain rare cases
  • GUI: snapshots include a screenshot
  • GUI: locked storage media can be unmounted by force
  • GUI: the a log window grabbed all key events from other GUI windows (bug #5291)
  • GUI: allow to disable USB filters (bug #5426)
  • GUI: improved memory slider in the VM settings
  • GUI: the VirtualBox website couldn't be opened from the help menu (bug #4559)
  • 3D support: major performance improvement in VBO processing
  • 3D support: added GL_EXT_framebuffer_object, GL_EXT_compiled_vertex_array support
  • 3D support: fixed crashes in FarCry, SecondLife, Call of Duty, Unreal Tournament, Eve Online (bugs #2801, #2791)
  • 3D support: fixed graphics corruption in World of Warcraft (#2816)
  • 3D support: fixed Final frame of Compiz animation not updated to the screen (#4653)
  • 3D support: fixed incorrect rendering of non ARGB textures under compiz
  • iSCSI: support iSCSI targets with more than 2TiB capacity
  • VRDP: fixed occasional VRDP server crash (bug #5424)
  • Network: fixed the E1000 emulation for QNX (and probably other) guests (bug #3206)
  • NAT: added host resolver DNS proxy (see the manual for more information)
  • VMDK: fixed incorrectly rejected big images split into 2G pieces (bug #5523, #2787)
  • VMDK: fixed compatibility issue with fixed or raw disk VMDK files (bug #2723)
  • VHD: fixed incompatibility with Hyper-V
  • Support for Parallels version 2 disk image (HDD) files; see the manual for more information
  • OVF: create manifest files on export and verify the content of an optional manifest file on import
  • OVF: fixed memory setting during import (bug #4188)
  • Mouse device: now five buttons are passed to the guest (bug #3773)
  • VBoxHeadless: fixed loss of saved state when VM fails to start
  • VBoxSDL: fixed crash during shutdown (Windows hosts only)
  • X11 based hosts: allow the user to specify their own scan code layout (bug #2302)
  • Mac OS X hosts: don't auto show the menu and dock in fullscreen (bug #4866)
  • Mac OS X hosts (64 bit): don't interpret mouse wheel events as left click (bug #5049)
  • Mac OS X hosts: fixed a VM abort during shutdown under certain conditions
  • Solaris hosts: combined the kernel interface package into the VirtualBox main package
  • Solaris hosts: support for OpenSolaris Boomer architecture (with OSS audio backend).
  • Shared folders: VBOXSVR is visible in Network folder (Windows guests, bug #4842)
  • Shared folders: performance improvements (Windows guests, bug #1728)
  • Windows, Linux and Solaris Additions: added balloon tip notifier if VirtualBox host version was updated and Additions are out of date
  • Solaris guests: fixed keyboard emulation (bug #1589)
  • Solaris Additions: fixed as_pagelock() failed errors affecting guest properties (bug #5337)
  • Windows Additions: added automatic logon support for Windows Vista and Windows 7
  • Windows Additions: improved file version lookup for guest OS information
  • Windows Additions: fixed runtime OS detection on Windows 7 for session information
  • Windows Additions: fixed crash in seamless mode (contributed by Huihong Luo)
  • Linux Additions: added support for uninstalling the Linux Guest Additions (bug #4039)
  • Linux guest shared folders: allow mounting a shared folder if a file of the same name as the folder exists in the current directory (bug #928)
  • SDK: added object-oriented web service bindings for PHP5



Muutokset v3.0.10 - v3.0.12

  • VMM: reduced IO-APIC overhead for 32 bits Windows NT/2000/XP/2003 guests; requires 64 bits support (VT-x only; bug #4392)
  • VMM: fixed double timer interrupt delivery on old Linux kernels using IO-APIC (caused guest time to run at double speed; bug #3135)
  • VMM: reinitialize VT-x and AMD-V after host suspend or hibernate; some BIOSes forget this (Windows hosts only; bug #5421)
  • VMM: fix loading of saved state when RAM preallocation is enabled
  • BIOS: ignore unknown shutdown codes instead of causing a guru meditation (bug #5389)
  • GUI: never start a VM on a single click into the selector window (bug #2676)
  • Serial: reduce the probability of lost bytes if the host end is connected to a raw file
  • VMDK: fix handling of split image variants and fix a 3.0.10 regression (bug #5355)
  • VRDP: fixed occasional VRDP server crash
  • Network: even if the virtual network cable was disconnected, some guests were able to send / receive packets (E1000; bug #5366)
  • Network: even if the virtual network cable was disconnected, the PCNet card received some spurious packets which might confuse the guest (bug #4496)
  • Shared folders: fixed changing case of file names (bug #2520)
  • Windows Additions: fix crash in seamless mode (contributed by Huihong Luo)
  • Linux Additions: fix writing to files opened in O_APPEND mode (bug #3805)
  • Solaris Additions: fix regression in guest additions driver which among other things caused lost guest property updates and periodic error messages being written to the system log



Muutokset v3.0.8 - v3.0.10

  • VMM: guest SMP stability fixes
  • VMM: fixed guru meditation with nested paging and SMP guests (bug #5222)
  • VMM: changed VT-x/AMD-V usage to detect other active hypervisors; necessary for e.g. Windows 7 XP compatibility mode (Windows & Mac OS X hosts only; bug #4239)
  • VMM: guru meditation during SCO OpenServer installation and reboot (VT-x only; bug #5164)
  • VMM: fixed accessed bit handling in certain cases (bug #5248)
  • VMM: fixed VPID flushing (VT-x only)
  • VMM: fixed broken nested paging for 64 bits guests on 32 bits hosts (AMD-V only; bug #5285)
  • VMM: fixed loading of old saved states/snapshots (bug #3984)
  • Mac OS X hosts: fixed memory leaks (bug #5084)
  • Mac OS X hosts (Snow Leopard): fixed redraw problem in a dual screen setup (bug #4942)
  • Windows hosts: installer updates for Windows 7
  • Solaris hosts: out of memory handled incorrectly (bug #5241)
  • Solaris hosts: the previous fix for #5077 broke the DVD host support on Solaris 10 (VBox 3.0.8 regression)
  • Linux hosts: fixed module compilation against Linux 2.6.32rc4 and later
  • Guest Additions: fixed possible guest OS kernel memory exhaustion
  • Guest Additions: fixed stability issues with SMP guests
  • Windows Additions: fixed color depth issue with low resolution hosts, netbooks, etc. (bug #4935)
  • Windows Additions: fixed NO_MORE_FILES error when saving to shared folders (bug #4106)
  • Windows Additions: fixed subdirectory creation on shared folders (bug #4299)
  • Linux Additions: sendfile() returned -EOVERFLOW when executed on a shared folder (bug #2921)
  • Linux Additions: fixed incorrect disk usage value (non-Windows hosts only)
  • Linux installer: register the module sources at DKMS even if the package provides proper modules for the current running kernel
  • 3D support: removed invalid OpenGL assertion (bug #5158)
  • Network: fixed the Am79C973 PCNet emulation for QNX (and probably other) guests (bug #3206)
  • VMDK: fix handling of split image variants
  • VHD: do not delay updating the footer when expanding the image to prevent image inconsistency
  • USB: stability fix for some USB 2.0 devices
  • GUI: added a search index to the .chm help file
  • GUI/Windows hosts: fixed CapsLock handling on French keyboards (bug #2025)
  • Shared clipboard/X11 hosts: fixed a crash when clipboard initialisation failed (bug #4987)



Muutokset v3.0.6 - v3.0.8

  • VMM: fixed 64 bits guest on 32 bits host regression in 3.0.6 (VT-x only; bug #4947)
  • VMM: fixed a recompiler triple fault guru meditation (VT-x & AMD-V only; bug #5058)
  • VMM: fixed hang after guest state restore (AMD-V, 32 bits Windows guest and IO-APIC enabled only; bug #5059)
  • VMM: fixed paging issue with OS/2 guests
  • VMM: fixed guru meditation in rare cases (2.0 regression; software virtualization only)
  • VMM: fixed release assertion during state restore when using the Sound Blaster 16 emulation (bug #5042)
  • Security: fixed vulnerability that allowed to execute commands with root privileges
  • Linux hosts: fixed runtime assertion in semaphore implementation which was triggered under certain conditions (bug #616)
  • Linux hosts: change the default USB access mode on certain distributions (bugs #3394 and #4291)
  • Linux hosts: on hardened Gentoo, the VBoxSVC daemon crashed by opening the VM network settings (bug #3732)
  • Linux hosts, Solaris hosts: pass the XAUTHORITY variable along the DISPLAY variable when starting a VM from VBoxManage or from the VM selector (bug #5063)
  • Linux hosts: use sysfs to enumerate host drives if hal is not available
  • Solaris hosts: fixed a bug which would hang the host sporadically as interrupts were not re-enabled everytime
  • Solaris hosts: fixed a kernel panic with bridged and host-only networking (bug #4775)
  • Solaris hosts: fixed incorrectly persistent CD/DVD-ROMs when changing them (bug #5077)
  • X11-based hosts: support additional function keys on Sun keyboards (bug #4907)
  • Mac OS X hosts (Snow Leopard): fixed problem starting headless VMs without a graphical session (bug #5002)
  • Mac OS X hosts: fixed problem listing host-only adapter names with trailing garbage (attached VMs won't start)
  • Windows Additions: now work with Vista 64-bit Home editions (bug #3865)
  • Windows Additions: fixed screen corruption with ZoomText Magnifier
  • Windows Additions: fixed NPGetUniversalName failure (bug #4853)
  • Windows Additions: fixed Windows NT regression (bug #4946)
  • Windows Additions: fixed VBoxService not running if no Shared Folders are installed
  • Linux Additions: implemented ftrunctate (bug #4771)
  • VRDP: start VM even if configured VRDP port is in use
  • Networking: the PCnet network device stopped receiving under rare conditions (bug #4870)
  • VBoxManage: implemented controlvm vrdpport command
  • iSCSI: fixed issue with NetApp targets (#5072)
  • SCSI: add support for virtual disks larger than 2TB
  • USB: fixed potential crash when unplugging USB2 devices (bug #5089)
  • NAT: IPSEC did not properly work with Linux guests (bug #4801)



Muutokset v3.0.4 - v3.0.6

  • This is a maintenance release. The following items were fixed and/or added:
  • 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 #4510)
  • VMM: fixed a Guru meditation when booting certain Arch Linux guests (software virtualization only; bug #2149)
  • VMM: fixed hangs with 64 bits Solaris & OpenSolaris guests (bug #2258)
  • VMM: fixed decreasing rdtsc values (AMD-V & VT-x only; bug #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 #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 #4899)
  • Linux hosts: don't crash on Linux PAE kernels < 2.6.11 (in particular RHEL/CentOS 4); disable VT-x on Linux kernels < 2.6.13 (bug #1842)
  • Linux/Solaris hosts: correctly detect keyboards with fewer keys than usual (bug #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 #3792)
  • GUI: fixed rare crash when removing the last disk from the media manager (bug #4795)
  • VBoxManage: fixed guestproperty for Mac OS X hosts (bug #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 #4672)
  • VRDP: Remote USB Protocol version 3
  • SATA: fixed hangs and BSODs introduced with 3.0.4 (bugs #4695, #4739, #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 #3911)
  • PulseAudio: don't hang during VM termination if the connection to the server was unexpectedly terminated (bug #3100)
  • Mouse: fixed weird mouse behaviour with SMP (Solaris) guests (bug #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 #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 #4839)
  • NAT: fixed hangs, dropped packets and retransmission problems (bug #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 #3707)
  • Windows host installer: check for sufficient disk space
  • Shared clipboard: do not send zero-terminated text to X11 guests and hosts (bug #4712)
  • Shared clipboard: use a less CPU intensive way of checking for new data on X11 guests and hosts (bug #4092)
  • Guest Additions: do not hide the host mouse cursor when restoring a saved state (bug #4700)
  • Windows guests: fixed issues with the display of the mouse cursor image (bugs #2603, #2660 and #4817)
  • SUSE 11 guests: fixed Guest Additions installation (bug #4506)
  • Guest Additions: support Fedora 12 Alpha guests (bugs #4731, #4733 and #4734)



Muutokset v3.0.2 - v3.0.4

  • VMM: 64 bits guest stability fixes (AMD-V only; bugs #3923 & #3666)
  • VMM: SMP stability fixes (AMD-V only)
  • VMM: SMP performance improvement (esp. for Solaris guests)
  • VMM: eliminated several bugs which could lead to a host reboot
  • VMM: fixed OS/2 ACP2 boot floppy hang (VT-x only)
  • VMM: small performance improvement for OpenSolaris guests (AMD-V only)
  • VMM: fixed CentOS/Xen reboot (software virtualization only; bug #4509)
  • SATA: fixed hangs / BSOD during Windows XP installation (bug #4342)
  • SATA: mark the ports as non hotpluggable (bug #3920)
  • 3D support: fix deadlocks and context/window tracking for multithreaded applications (bug #3922)
  • 3D support: fix memory leaks when terminating OpenGL guest applications
  • 3D support: fix crash in Call of Duty
  • NAT: using two or more NAT adapters in one VM was broken (3.0.0 regression)
  • NAT: fixed network communication corruptions (bugs #4499, #4540, #4591, #4604)
  • NAT: fixed passive ftp access to host server (bug #4427)
  • iSCSI: fixed cloning to/from iSCSI disks
  • GUI: fixed path separator handling for the OVF export on Windows (bug #4354)
  • GUI: the mini toolbar was only shown on the first host display (bug #4654)
  • GUI: added a VM option to display the mini toolbar on top
  • GUI: don’t crash when adding plus configuring host-only network interfaces
  • Shared Folders: fixed selection of a drive root directory as a shared folder host path in VirtualBox (Windows host only)
  • USB: fixed a bug that may have rendered USB devicefilter settings inactive (3.0.2 regression, bug #4668)
  • Guest Additions: report the Guest Additions version to the guest properties (bug #3415)
  • Mac OS X hosts: fix creation of VMDK files giving raw partition access (bug #1461)
  • Mac OS X hosts: improved support for Snow Leopard
  • Linux hosts: fixed problems leading to wrong colors or transparency in host windows with some graphics drivers (bug #3095)
  • Linux hosts: hardware detection fallbacks if the hal service fails to find any DVD drives.
  • Linux and Solaris hosts: Work around color handling problems in Qt (bug #4353)
  • Solaris hosts: fixed memory leaks in host-only networking
  • Solaris Installer: fixed incorrect netmask for Host-only interface (bug #4590)
  • Solaris Installer: added package dependency for Python and Python-devel (bug #4570)
  • X11 guests: prevent windows from being skipped in seamless mode KDE guests (bugs #1681 and #3574)
  • X11 guests: fixed screen corruption in X11 guests when large amounts of video RAM were allocated (bug #4430)
  • X11 guests: some fixes when switching between host and guest-drawn mouse pointers.
  • X11 guests: fixed an issue which caused seamless mode to stop working as it should (the main issue listed in bug #2238).



Muutokset v3.0.0 - v3.0.2

  • This is a maintenance release. The following items were ?xed and/or added:
  • VMM: fixed network regressions (guest hangs during network IO) (bug #4343)
  • VMM: guest SMP performance improvements
  • VMM: fixed hangs and poor performance with Kaspersky Internet Security (VT-x/AMD-V only; bug #1778)
  • VMM: fixed crashes when executing certain Linux guests (software virtualization only; bugs #2696 & #3868)
  • ACPI: fixed Windows 2000 kernel hangs with IO-APIC enabled (bug #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 #4330)
  • 3D support: fixed dynamic linking on Solaris/OpenSolaris guests (bug #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 #4381)
  • X11 host and guest clipboard: fixed a number of issues, including bug #4380 and #4344
  • X11 Additions: fixed some issues with seamless windows in X11 guests (bug #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 #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 #4365)
  • Windows hosts: fixed high CPU usage after resuming the host (bug #2978)
  • OVF: accept ovf:/disk/ specifiers with a single slash in addition to ovf://disk/ (bug #4452)
  • 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.



Muutokset v2.2.4 - v3.0.0

  • Guest SMP with up to 32 virtual CPUs (VT-x and AMD-V only; see chapter 3.7.2.2 of the user manual)
  • Windows guests: ability to use Direct3D 8/9 applications / games (experimental; see chapter 4.8 of the user manual)
  • Support for OpenGL 2.0 for Windows, Linux and Solaris guests
  • In addition, the following items were ?xed and/or added:
  • Solaris hosts: allow suspend/resume on the host when a VM is running (bug #3826)
  • Solaris hosts: loosen the restriction for contiguous physical memory under certain conditions
  • Mac OS X hosts: ?xed guest PAE
  • Linux hosts: kernel module compile ?xes for 2.6.31 (bug #4264)
  • VMM: ?xed occasional guru meditation when loading a saved state (VT-x only)
  • VMM: eliminated IO-APIC overhead with 32 bits guests (VT-x only, some Intel CPUs don’t support this feature (most do); bug #638)
  • VMM: ?xed 64 bits CentOS guest hangs during early boot (AMD-V only; bug #3927)
  • VMM: performance improvements for certain PAE guests (e.g. Linux 2.6.29+ kernels)
  • VMM: some Windows guests detected a completely wrong CPU frequency (bug #2227)
  • VMM: ?xed hanging and unkillable VM processes (bug #4040)
  • VMM: ?xed random infrequent guest crashes due to XMM state corruption (Win64 hosts only)
  • VMM: performance improvements for network I/O (VT-x/AMD-V only)
  • GUI: added mini toolbar for fullscreen and seamless mode (Thanks to Huihong Luo)
  • GUI: redesigned settings dialogs
  • GUI: allow to create/remove more than one host-only network adapters (non Windows hosts)
  • GUI: display estimated time for long running operations (e.g. OVF import/export)
  • GUI: ?xed rare hangs when open the OVF import/export wizards (bug #4157)
  • 3D support: ?xed VM crashes for client applications using incorrect OpenGL states
  • 3D support: ?xed memory corruption when querying for supported texture compression formats
  • 3D support: ?xed incorrect rendering of glDrawRangeElements
  • 3D support: ?xed memory leak when using VBOs
  • 3D support: ?xed glew library detection
  • 3D support: ?xed random textures corruption
  • VRDP: support Windows 7 RDP client
  • Networking: ?xed another problem with TX checksum of?oading with Linux kernels up to version 2.6.18
  • NAT: ?xed “open ports on virtual router 10.0.2.2 - 513, 514” (forum)
  • NAT: allow to con?gure socket and internal parameters
  • NAT: allow to bind sockets to speci?c interface
  • PXE boot: signi?cant performance increase (VT-x/AMD-V only)
  • VHD: properly write empty sectors when cloning of VHD images (bug #4080)
  • VHD: ?xed crash when discarding snapshots of a VHD image
  • VHD: ?xed access beyond the block bitmap which could lead to arbitrary crashes
  • VBoxManage: ?xed incorrect partition table processing when creating VMDK ?les giving raw partition access (bug #3510)
  • VBoxManage: support cloning to existing image ?le
  • OVF: several OVF 1.0 compatibility ?xes
  • OVF: ?xed exporting of disk images when multiple virtual machines are exported at once
  • Virtual mouse device: eliminated micro-movements of the virtual mouse which were confusing some applications (bug #3782)
  • Shared Folders: sometimes a ?le was created using the wrong permissions (2.2.0 regression; bug #3785)
  • Shared Folders: allow to change ?le attributes from Linux guests and use the correct ?le mode when creating ?les
  • Shared Folders: some content was incorrectly written under certain conditions (bug #1187)
  • Shared Folders: ?xed incorrect ?le timestamps, when using Windows guest on a Linux host (bug #3404)
  • X11 clipboard: ?x duplicate end of lines (bug #4270)
  • X11 guests: a number of shared clipboard ?xes
  • Linux guests: Guest Additions support for SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11
  • Linux guests: new daemon vboxadd-service to handle time synchronization and guest property lookup
  • Linux guests: implemented guest properties (OS info, logged in users, basic network information)
  • Windows host installer: VirtualBox Python API can now be installed automatically (requires Python and Win32 Extensions installed)
  • USB: Support for high-speed isochronous endpoints has been added. In addition, read-ahead buffering is performed for input endpoints (currently Linux hosts only). This should allow additional devices to work, notably webcams (bug #242).
  • USB: ?xed error handling for some USB dongles
  • Web service: ?xed inability to handle NULL pointers for object arguments, which are valid values for a lot of APIs, in both the raw and the object-oriented web service.
  • Web service: object-oriented bindings for JAX-WS did not exhibit interface inheritance correctly, ?xed
  • Web service: added support for IDisplay and IGuest interfaces, which were previously unavailable
  • Registration dialog uses Sun Online accounts now



Muutokset v2.2.2 - v2.2.4

  • This is a maintenance release. The following items were ?xed and/or added:
  • Windows Installer: ?xed a potential hang during installation
  • Windows Installer: ?xed several problems (bug #3892)
  • Solaris hosts: make it work with Solaris build 114 or later (bug #3981)
  • Solaris hosts: ?xed a bug serial port character handling found during loopback (bug #3120)
  • Linux hosts: adapted vboxdrv.sh to the latest changes in VBoxManage list runningvms (bug #4034)
  • Windows hosts: ?xed a crash caused by host-only/bridged networking
  • Mac OS X hosts: ?xed access to host DVD with passthrough disabled (bug #4077)
  • Guest Additions: ?xed problems with KDE 4 not recognizing mouse clicks
  • Windows Additions: ?xed incorrect 8-bit guest color depth in Windows 7 guests
  • GUI: warn if VT-x/AMD-V could not be enabled for guests that require this setting (bug #4055)
  • VMM: ?xed occassional crash due to insuf?ent memory
  • VMM: ?xed hanging 64 bits Solaris guests
  • VMM: restore from a saved state occassionally failed (bugs #3984 and #2742)
  • Clipboard: ?xed a deadlock while shutting down the shared clipboard on X11 hosts (bug #4020)
  • OVF: ?xed potential hang during import
  • OVF: ?xed potential crashes during import/export on Win64 hosts
  • VBoxManage modifyhd --compact: ?xed bug which could lead to crashes and image corruption (bug #3864)
  • VBoxManage metrics collect: now ?ushes the output stream.
  • VHD: made VBoxManage internalcommands sethduuid work for .vhd ?les (bug #3443)
  • VHD: some .vhd ?les could not be cloned (bug #4080)
  • VMDK: ?xed creating snapshots
  • NAT: improvement of TCP connection establisment (bug #2987)
  • NAT: ?xed order of DNS servers in DHCP lease (bug #4091)
  • NAT: ?xed DHCP lease for multiple name servers (bug #3692)
  • NAT: ?xed a potential segfault if the host lost its connectivity (bug #3964)
  • Shared Folders: deny access to parent directories on Windows hosts (bug #4090)
  • Shared Folders: make rm/rmdir work with Solaris guests on Windows hosts
  • Networking: ?xed the problem with blocked receiving thread when a broadcast packet arrives too early to be handled by uninitialized e1000 adapter.
  • Networking: ?xed the problem that caused host freezes/crashes when using bridged mode with host’s interface having RX checksum of?oading on (bug #3926 and related). Fixes problems with TX of?oading as well (bug #3870)
  • PXE boot: Added support for PRO/1000 MT Server adapter.
  • Python bindings: ?xed keyword con?ict
  • SCSI: ?xed occasional crashes on Win64
  • Serial: allow to redirect the serial port to a raw ?le (bug #1023)
  • VRDP: ?xed a rare incorrect screen update



Muutokset v2.1.4 - v2.2.0

  • This version is a major update. The following major new features were added:
  • OVF (Open Virtualization Format) appliance import and export (see chapter 3.8, Importing and exporting virtual machines, User Manual page 55)
  • Host-only networking mode (see chapter 6.7, Host-only networking, User Manual page 88)
  • Hypervisor optimizations with signi?cant performance gains for high context switching rates
  • Raised the memory limit for VMs on 64-bit hosts to 16GB
  • VT-x/AMD-V are enabled by default for newly created virtual machines
  • USB (OHCI & EHCI) is enabled by default for newly created virtual machines (Qt GUI only)
  • Experimental USB support for OpenSolaris hosts
  • Shared folders for Solaris and OpenSolaris guests
  • OpenGL 3D acceleration for Linux and Solaris guests (see chapter 4.8, Hardware 3D acceleration (OpenGL), User Manual page 70)
  • Added C API in addition to C++, Java, Python and Web Services
  • In addition, the following items were fixed and/or added:
  • VMM: FreeBSD guest related fix for V86 ?ags (bug #2342)
  • VMM: ?xed guru meditation when booting an AsteriskNow Linux VM (bug #2342)
  • VMM: ?xed PGMPOOLKIND_FREE guru meditation (bugs #3356, #3431)
  • VMM: ?xed Windows XP boot hang (guest PAE + nested paging only)
  • VMM: allow mixing of VT-x/AMD-V and software virtualization
  • VMM: ?xed extremely slow safe mode booting in e.g. Windows 2008 (VT-x/AMD-V only)
  • VMM: signi?cant speedup of certain GRUB boot loaders (e.g. Solaris) (VT-x/AMD-V only)
  • VMM: real-mode IOPL ?x for DOS guests (VT-x only)
  • VMM: ?xed VT-x detection with certain BIOSes that enable VT-x, but don’t set the lock bit in MSR_IA32_FEATURE_CONTROL
  • VMM: ?xed hibernation issues on Windows XP hosts (VT-x only; bug #1794)
  • VMM: properly emulate RDMSR from the TSC MSR, should ?x some NetBSD guests
  • VMM: emulate RDPMC; ?xes Windows guests crashes when using the Kaspersky virus scanner (bug #1778)
  • NAT: ?xed truncated downloads (FTP) (bug #3257)
  • NAT: blocked UDP packets caused a crash (bug #3426)
  • NAT: allow to con?gure the next server and the boot ?le via VBoxManage (bug #2759)
  • IDE: ?xed hard disk upgrade from XML-1.2 settings (bug #1518)
  • Hard disk: support more VMDK ?le variants (including ?xed-size ESX server images)
  • Hard disks: refuse to start the VM if a disk image is not writable
  • USB: further reduced host CPU utilization for OHCI and EHCI; the “VBoxInternal/Devices/usb-ohci/0/Con?g/FrameRate” CFG key is no longer necessary and no longer supported
  • USB: ?xed BSOD on the host with certain USB devices (Windows hosts only; bug #1654)
  • E1000: properly handle cable disconnects (bug #3421)
  • VRDP: ?xed hangs when VRDP server is enabled or disabled in runtime
  • Shared folders: respect umask settings on Linux, OSX and Solaris hosts when creating ?les
  • X11 guests: prevented setting the locale in vboxmouse, as this caused problems with Turkish locales (bug #3563)
  • X11 guests: show the guest mouse pointer at the right position if the virtual desktop is larger than the guest resolution (bug #2306)
  • Linux additions: ?xed typo when detecting Xorg 1.6 (bug #3555)
  • Solaris guests: added xpg4/xcu4 dependency to the guest additions installer (bug #3524)
  • Windows guests: bind the VBoxMouse.sys ?lter driver to the correct guest pointing device (bug #1324)
  • Windows hosts: ?xed BSOD when starting a VM with enabled host interface (bug #3414)
  • Linux hosts: do proper reference counting to prevent unloading the vboxnet?t module as long as this code is in use (bug #3104)
  • Linux hosts: do not leave zombies of VBoxSysInfo.sh (bug #3586)
  • Linux installers: ?xes for Slackware, Arch Linux and Linux from Scratch systems
  • Windows installers: combined installer executable which contains both (32- and 64-bit) architectures.
  • VBoxManage: less cryptic command-line error messages
  • VBoxManage list vms commands now default to compact format
  • VBoxManage controlvm dvdattach did not work if the image was attached before
  • VBoxManage: allow creation of all supported disk image variants
  • VBoxManage showvminfo: don’t spam the release log if the additions don’t support statistics information (bug #3457)
  • VBoxManage: big command line processing cleanup, the legacy single-dash options are deprecated and will be removed in the next major release, so switch to the new options now
  • Hard disks: improved immutable disk support to auto-reset diff ?le at VM startup (related to bug #2772)
  • GUI: enable the audio adapter by default for new VMs
  • GUI: warn if VT-x/AMD-V is not operational when starting a 64-bit guest
  • GUI: deactivate 64-bit guest support when the host CPU does not support VT-x/AMD-V
  • GUI: removed ?oppy icon from the status bar
  • GUI: show build revision in about dialog
  • GUI: ?xed sticky status bar text
  • GUI: improved error dialogs
  • GUI: fail with an appropriate error message when trying to boot a read-only disk image (bug #1745)
  • GUI/Mac OS X: ?xed disabled close button
  • GUI/Windows: re-enabled support for copy and paste (Windows hosts 2.0 regression; bug #2065)
  • 3D support: added OpenGL select/feedback support (bug #2920)
  • 3D support: close OpenGL subsystem for terminated guest applications (bug #3243)
  • 3D support: ?xed VM hangs when starting guests with 3D acceleration enabled (bug #3437)
  • PXE: ?xed boot hangs when hardware virtualization is used (bug #2536)
  • LsiLogic: ?xed problems with Solaris guests
  • Main API: close machine settings XML ?le when unregistering machine (bug #3548)



Muutokset v2.1.0 - v2.1.2

  • USB: improved support for recent Linux hosts
  • VMM: fixed guru meditation for PAE guests on non-PAE hosts (AMD-V)
  • VMM: fixed guru meditation on Mac OS X hosts when using VT-x
  • VMM: allow running up to 1023 VMs on 64-bit hosts (used to be 127)
  • VMM: several FreeBSD guest related fixes (bugs #2342, #2341, #2761)
  • VMM: fixed guru meditation when installing Suse Enterprise Server 10U2 (VT-x only; bug #3039)
  • VMM: fixed guru meditation when booting Novell Netware 4.11 (VT-x only; bug #2898)
  • VMM: fixed VERR_ADDRESS_TOO_BIG error on some Mac OS X systems when starting a VM
  • VMM: clear MSR_K6_EFER_SVME after probing for AMD-V (bug #3058)
  • VMM: fixed guru meditation during Windows 7 boot with more than 2 GB guest RAM (VT-x, nested paging only)
  • VMM: fixed hang during OS/2 MCP2 boot (AMD-V and VT-x only)
  • VMM: fixed loop during OpenBSD 4.0 boot (VT-x only)
  • VMM: fixed random crashes related to FPU/XMM with 64 bits guests on 32 bits hosts
  • VMM: fixed occasional XMM state corruption with 64 bits guests
  • VMM: speed improvements for real mode and protected mode without paging (software virtualization only)
  • GUI: raised the RAM limit for new VMs to 75% of the host memory
  • GUI: added Windows 7 as operating system type
  • VBoxSDL: fixed -fixed fixedmode parameter (bug #3067)
  • Clipboard: stability fixes (Linux and Solaris hosts only, bug #2675 and #3003)
  • 3D support: fixed VM crashes for certain guest applications (bugs #2781, #2797, #2972, #3089)
  • LsiLogic: improved support for Windows guests (still experimental)
  • VGA: fixed a 2.1.0 regression where guest screen resize events were not properly handled (bug #2783)
  • VGA: significant performance improvements when using VT-x/AMD-V on Mac OS X hosts
  • VGA: better handling for VRAM offset changes (fixes GRUB2 and Dos DOOM display issues)
  • VGA: custom VESA modes with invalid widths are now rounded up to correct ones (bug #2895)
  • IDE: fixed ATAPI passthrough support (Linux hosts only; bug #2795)
  • Networking: fixed kernel panics due to NULL pointer dereference in Linux kernels < 2.6.20 (Linux hosts only; bug #2827)
  • Networking: fixed intermittend BSODs when using the new host interface (Windows hosts only; bugs #2832, #2937, #2929)
  • Networking: fixed several issues with displaying hostif NICs in the GUI (Windows hosts only; bugs 2814, #2842)
  • Networking: fixed the issue with displaying hostif NICs without assigned IP addresses (Linux hosts only; bug #2780)
  • Networking: fixed the issue with sent packets coming back to internal network when using hostif (Linux hosts only; bug #3056).
  • NAT: fixed port forwarding (Windows hosts only; bug #2808)
  • NAT: fixed booting from the builtin TFTP server (bug #1959)
  • NAT: fixed occasional crashes (bug #2709)
  • SATA: vendor product data (VPD) is now configurable
  • SATA: raw disk partitions were not recognized (2.1.0 regression, Windows host only, bug #2778)
  • SATA: fixed timeouts in the guest when using raw VMDK files (Linux host only, bug #2796)
  • SATA: huge speed up during certain I/O operations like formatting a drive
  • SATA/IDE: fixed possible crash/errors during VM shutdown
  • VRDP: fixed loading of libpam.so.1 from the host (Solaris hosts only)
  • VRDP: fixed RDP client disconnects
  • VRDP: fixed VRDP server misbehavior after a broken client connection
  • VBoxManage showvminfo: fixed assertion for running VMs (bug #2773)
  • VBoxManage convertfromraw: added parameter checking and made it default to creating VDI files; fixed and documented format parameter (bug #2776)
  • VBoxManage clonehd: fixed garbled output image when creating VDI files (bug #2813)
  • VBoxManage guestproperty: fixed property enumeration (incorrect parameters/exception)
  • VHD: fixed error when attaching certain container files (bug #2768)
  • Solaris hosts: added support for serial ports (bug #1849)
  • Solaris hosts: fix for Japanese keyboards (bug #2847)
  • Solaris hosts: 32-bit and 64-bit versions now available as a single, unified package
  • Linux hosts: don’t depend on libcap1 anymore (bug #2859)
  • Linux hosts: compile fixes for 2.6.29-rc1
  • Linux hosts: don’t drop any capability if the VM was started by root (2.1.0 regression)
  • Mac OS X hosts: save the state of running or paused VMs when the host machine’s battery reaches critical level
  • Mac OS X hosts: improved window resizing of the VM window
  • Mac OS X hosts: added GUI option to disable the dock icon realtime preview in the GUI to decrease the host CPU load when the guest is doing 3D
  • Mac OS X hosts: polished realtime preview dock icon
  • Windows Additions: fixed guest property and logging OS type detection for Windows 2008 and Windows 7 Beta
  • Windows Additions: added support for Windows 7 Beta (bugs #2995, #3015)
  • Windows Additions: fixed Windows 2000 guest freeze when accessing files on shared folders (bug #2764)
  • Windows Additions: fixed Ctrl-Alt-Del handling when using VBoxGINA
  • Windows Additions Installer: Added /extract switch to only extract (not install) the files to a directory (can be specified with /D=path)
  • Linux installer and Additions: added support for the Linux From Scratch distribution (bug #1587) and recent Gentoo versions (bug #2938)
  • Additions: added experimental support for X.Org Server 1.6 RC on Linux guests
  • Linux Additions: fixed bug which prevented to properly set fmode on mapped shared folders (bug #1776)
  • Linux Additions: fixed appending of files on shared folders (bug #1612)
  • Linux Additions: ignore noauto option when mounting a shared folder (bug #2498)
  • Linux Additions: fixed a driver issue preventing X11 from compiling keymaps (bug #2793 and #2905)
  • X11 Additions: workaround in the mouse driver for a server crash when the driver is loaded manually (bug #2397)



Muutokset v2.0.4 - v2.1.0

  • Support for hardware virtualization (VT-x and AMD-V) on Mac OS X hosts
  • Support for 64-bit guests on 32-bit host operating systems (experimental; see user manual, chapter 1.6, 64-bit guests, page 16)
  • Added support for Intel Nehalem virtualization enhancements (EPT and VPID; see user manual, chapter 1.2, Software vs. hardware virtualization (VT-x and AMD-V), page 10))
  • Experimental 3D acceleration via OpenGL (see user manual, chapter 4.8, Hardware 3D acceleration (OpenGL), page 66)
  • Experimental LsiLogic and BusLogic SCSI controllers (see user manual, chapter 5.1, Hard disk controllers: IDE, SATA (AHCI), SCSI, page 70)
  • Full VMDK/VHD support including snapshots (see user manual, chapter 5.2, Disk image ?les (VDI, VMDK, VHD), page 72)
  • New NAT engine with signi?cantly better performance, reliability and ICMP echo (ping) support (bugs #1046, #2438, #2223, #1247)
  • New Host Interface Networking implementations for Windows and Linux hosts with easier setup (replaces TUN/TAP on Linux and manual bridging on Windows)
  • In addition, the following items were ?xed and/or added:
  • VMM: signi?cant performance improvements for VT-x (real mode execution)
  • VMM: support for hardware breakpoints (VT-x and AMD-V only; bug #477)
  • VMM: VGA performance improvements for VT-x and AMD-V
  • VMM: Solaris and OpenSolaris guest performance improvements for AMD-V (Barcelona family CPUs only)
  • VMM: ?xed guru meditation while running the Dr. Web virus scanner (software virtualization only; bug #1439)
  • VMM: deactivate VT-x and AMD-V when the host machine goes into suspend mode; reactivate when the host machine resumes (Windows, Mac OS X & Linux hosts; bug #1660)
  • VMM: ?xed guest hangs when restoring VT-x or AMD-V saved states/snapshots
  • VMM: ?xed guru meditation when executing a one byte debug instruction (VT-x only; bug #2617)
  • VMM: ?xed guru meditation for PAE guests on non-PAE hosts (VT-x)
  • VMM: disallow mixing of software and hardware virtualization execution in general (bug #2404)
  • VMM: ?xed black screen when booting OS/2 1.x (AMD-V only)
  • GUI: pause running VMs when the host machine goes into suspend mode (Windows & Mac OS X hosts)
  • GUI: resume previously paused VMs when the host machine resumes after suspend (Windows & Mac OS X hosts)
  • GUI: save the state of running or paused VMs when the host machine’s battery reaches critical level (Windows hosts)
  • GUI: properly restore the position of the selector window when running on the compiz window manager
  • GUI: properly restore the VM in seamless mode (2.0 regression)
  • GUI: warn user about non optimal memory settings
  • GUI: structure operating system list according to family and version for improved usability
  • GUI: prede?ned settings for QNX guests
  • IDE: improved ATAPI passthrough support
  • Networking: added support for up to 8 Ethernet adapters per VM
  • Networking: ?xed issue where a VM could lose connectivity after a reboot
  • iSCSI: allow snapshot/diff creation using local VDI ?le
  • iSCSI: improved interoperability with iSCSI targets
  • Graphics: ?xed handling of a guest video memory which is not a power of two (bug #2724)
  • VBoxManage: ?xed bug which prevented setting up the serial port for direct device access.
  • VBoxManage: added support for VMDK and VHD image creation
  • VBoxManage: added support for image conversion (VDI/VMDK/VHD/RAW)
  • Solaris hosts: added IPv6 support between host and guest when using host interface networking
  • Mac OS X hosts: added ACPI host power status reporting
  • API: redesigned storage model with better generalization
  • API: allow attaching a hard disk to more than one VM at a time
  • API: added methods to return network con?guration information of the host system
  • Shared Folders: performance and stability ?xes for Windows guests (Microsoft Of?ce Applications)



Muutokset v2.0.2 - v2.0.4

  • VMM: better error reporting for VT-x failures
  • VMM: don’t overflow the release log with PATM messages (bug #1775)
  • VMM: fixed save state restore in real mode (software virtualization only)
  • GUI: work around a Qt bug on Mac OS X (bug #2321)
  • GUI: properly install the Qt4 accessible plugin (bug #629)
  • SATA: error message when starting a VM with a VMDK connected to a SATA port (bug #2182)
  • SATA: fixed Guru mediation when booting OpenSolaris/64; most likely applies to other guests as well (bug #2292)
  • Network: don’t crash when changing the adapter link state if no host driver is attached (bug #2333)
  • VHD: fixed bug which prevents booting from VHD images bigger than 4GB (bug #2085)
  • VRDP: fixed a repaint problem when the guest resolution was not equal to the client resolution
  • Clipboard: don’t crash when host service initialization takes longer than expected (Linux hosts only; bug #2001)
  • Windows hosts: VBoxSVC.exe crash (bug #2212)
  • Windows hosts: VBoxSVC.exe memory leak due to a Windows WMI memory leak (Vista only) (bug #2242)
  • Windows hosts: VBoxSVC.exe delays GUI startup
  • Linux hosts: handle jiffies counter overflow (VM stuck after 300 seconds of host uptime; bug #2247)
  • Solaris hosts: fixed host or guest side networking going stale while using host interface networking (bug #2474)
  • Solaris hosts: added support for using unplumbed network interfaces and Crossbow Virtual Network Interfaces (VNICs) with host interface networking
  • Solaris hosts: reworked threading model improves performance for host interface networking
  • Windows additions: fixed crash when accessing deep directory structures in a shared folder
  • Windows additions: improved shared folder name resolving (bug #1728)
  • Windows additions: fixed Windows 2000 shutdown crash (bug #2254)
  • Windows additions: fixed error code for MoveFile() if the target exists (bug #2350)
  • Linux additions: fixed seek() for files bigger than 2GB (bug #2379)
  • Linux additions: support Ubuntu 8.10
  • Linux additions: clipboard fixes (bug #2015)
  • Web services: improved documentation and fixed example (bug #1642)



Muutokset v2.0.0 - v2.0.2

  • VMM: fixed inability to run more than one VM in parallel (AMD-V on CPUs with erratum 170 only; bug #2167)
  • VMM: VT-x stability fixes (bug #2179 and others)
  • VMM: fixed Linux 2.6.26+ kernel crashes (used by Ubuntu 8.10 Alpha, Fedora 10 Alpha; bug #1875)
  • VMM: fixed 64 bits Linux 2.6.26 kernel crashes (Debian)
  • VMM: fixed Vista (32 bits) guest crash during boot when PAE and NX are enabled (applied to 64 bits hosts with VT-x enabled only)
  • VMM: fixed OS/2 guest crashes during boot (AMD-V; bug #2132)
  • GUI: fixed crash when trying to release an inaccessible image in the virtual disk manager
  • GUI: fixed invalid error message for a changed snapshot path even if that path wasn't changed (bug #2064)
  • GUI: fixed crash when creating a new hard disk image (bug #2060)
  • GUI: fixed crash when adding a hard disk in the VM settings (bug #2081)
  • GUI: fixed a bug where VirtualBox isn't working with the new QGtkStyle plugin (bug #2066)
  • GUI: fixed VM close dialog in seamless mode (Mac OS X hosts only; bug #2067)
  • GUI: fixed standard menu entries for NLS versions (Mac OS X hosts only)
  • GUI: disable the VT-x/AMD-V setting when it's not supported by the CPU (or on Mac OS X hosts)
  • VBoxManage: fixed crash during internalcommands createrawvmdk (bug #2184)
  • VBoxManage: fixed output of snapshot showvminfo (bug #698)
  • Guest properties: added information about guest network interfaces (Windows guests only)
  • Shared Folders: fixed regression that caused Windows guest crashes (bug #2055)
  • API: fixed number of installed CPUs (Solaris hosts only)
  • VRDP: allow a client to reconnect to an existing session on the VRDP server by dropping the existing connection (configurable and disabled by default; only relevant when multiconnection mode is disabled)
  • VRDP: fixed an image repaint problem
  • Linux hosts: fixed bug in vboxdrv.ko that could corrupt kernel memory and panic the kernel (bug #2078)
  • Linux hosts: compile fixes for kernel module on Linux 2.6.27
  • Mac OS X hosts: added Python support
  • Additions: fixed a possible hang in HGCM communication after a VM reboot
  • Windows additions: added support for Windows XP 64 bits (bug #2117)
  • Linux additions: deactivate dynamic resizing on Linux guests with buggy X servers
  • Linux additions: support Ubuntu 8.10 guests and Fedora 9 guests (dynamic resizing disabled for the latter) (bug #1854)
  • Linux additions: added installer check for the system architecture
  • Linux additions: fixed Xorg modules path for some Linux distributions (bug #2128)
  • VMDK: be more liberal with ambiguous parts of the format specification and accept more format variants (bug #2062)
  • VHD: fixed a bug in the VHD backend which resulted in reading the wrong data (bug #2085)
  • Solaris hosts: fixed kernel panic on certain machines when starting VMs with host interface networking (bug #2183)
  • Solaris hosts: fixed inability to access NFS shares on the host when host interface networking was enabled
  • Solaris hosts: installer now detects and reports when installing under the wrong architecture
  • Solaris hosts: fixed security hardening that prevented starting VMs from non-global zones even as root (bug #1948)
  • Solaris additions: combined the 32 bit and 64 bit additions installer into a single package
  • Mac OS X hosts: experimental support for attaching a real serial port to the guest



Muutokset v1.6.6 - v2.0.0

  • 64 bits guest support (64 bits host only)
  • New native Leopard user interface on Mac OS X hosts
  • The GUI was converted from Qt3 to Qt4 with many visual improvements
  • New-version notifier
  • Guest property information interface
  • Host Interface Networking on Mac OS X hosts
  • New Host Interface Networking on Solaris hosts
  • Support for Nested Paging on modern AMD CPUs (major performance gain)
  • Framework for collecting performance and resource usage data (metrics)
  • Added SATA asynchronous IO (NCQ: Native Command Queuing) when accessing raw disks/partitions (major performance gain)
  • Clipboard integration for OS/2 Guests
  • Created separate SDK component featuring a new Python programming interface on Linux and Solaris hosts
  • Support for VHD disk images
  • In addition, the following items were fixed and/or added:
  • VMM: VT-x fixes
  • AHCI/SATA: improved performance
  • GUI: keyboard fixes
  • Linux installer: properly uninstall the package even if unregistering the DKMS module fails
  • Linux additions: the guest screen resolution is properly restored
  • Network: added support for jumbo frames (> 1536 bytes)
  • Shared Folders: fixed guest crash with Windows Media Player 11
  • Mac OS X: Ctrl+Left mouse click doesn’t simulate a right mouse click in the guest anymore. Use Hostkey+Left for a right mouse



Muutokset v1.6.0 - v1.6.2

  • GUI: fixed a bug which prevented to add more than one SATA drive from the GUI
  • GUI: fixed a regression introduced in 1.6.0: the fullscreen mode was left on every guest video mode switch
  • GUI: fixed several minor issues
  • Networking: fixed a host interface networking regression introduced in 1.6.0
  • VMM: fixed starting of VMs with AMD-V enabled
  • VMM: massive performance enhancements for AMD-V
  • VMM: stability improvements for AMD-V on Windows hosts
  • VMM: correctly detect AMD CPUs with erratum 170 (AMD-V)
  • VMM: detect inconsistent timestamp counters on certain AMD Phenom CPUs (Windows host only)
  • VMM: fixed KVM check (Linux hosts only) XPCOM: fixed several races
  • VMM: fixed a regression introduced in 1.6.0: Windows stuck during installation
  • SATA: improved performance with Vista guests
  • SATA: fixed statistics counter
  • Shared Folders: several fixes (iTunes download, speed up browsing)
  • ATA/IDE: fixed boot from CDROM if a medium was added while the boot menu was active
  • Networking: provide an Intel PRO/1000 T Server (82543GC) network device emulation which is recognized by Windows XP guests
  • Networking: fixes for the E1000 emulation (don't crash if not attached, fixed a bug in the statistics counter implementation)
  • NAT: don't crash if the guest sent a DHCPRELEASE message with an invalid IP address
  • NAT: fixed ARP reply for the NAT gateway and for the NAT name server if the guest IP range was changed
  • Internal Networking: fixed shutdown if more than two VMs are connected to the same network
  • BIOS: allow to change the DMI informatiton (see chapter 9.13, Con'guring the BIOS DMI information, page 125)
  • RTC: fixed UIP emulation to prevent jumping of time in Solaris guests
  • Windows host: VirtualBox installation directory corrected for 64 bits Windows
  • Windows host: fixed VBoxVRDP.exe symlink
  • Windows host: solved locking problems in raw partition VMDK support
  • Windows host: fixed stability during high system load (page fault in KeQueryActiveProcessors)
  • MacOS X host: fixed crashes under certain conditions
  • Shared Folders: limited users without admin rights now also can use Shared Folders on Windows guests
  • Linux hosts: fixed default runlevel for the kernel module helper script
  • Solaris hosts: enabled support for VT-x and AMD-V
  • Solaris hosts: dynamic loading of libdlpi fixes a problem where Solaris 10 was not able to start a VM
  • Linux additions: fixed runlevels for kernel module helper scripts
  • Linux additions: compatibility fixes with Linux 2.6.26
  • Linux additions: fixed occasional guest kernel crash during unload of the vboxadd guest kernel module



Muutokset v1.5.6 - v1.6.0

  • This version is a major update. The following major new features were added:
  • Solaris and Mac OS X host support
  • Seamless windowing for Linux and Solaris guests
  • Guest Additions for Solaris
  • A webservice API
  • SATA hard disk (AHCI) controller
  • Experimental Physical Address Extension (PAE) support
  • In addition, the following items were ?xed and/or added:
  • GUI: added accessibility support (508)
  • GUI: VM session information dialog
  • VBoxHeadless: renamed from VBoxVRDP
  • VMM: reduced host CPU load of idle guests
  • VMM: many ?xes for VT-x/SVM hardware-supported virtualization
  • ATA/IDE: better disk geometry compatibility with VMware images
  • ATA/IDE: virtualize an AHCI controller
  • Storage: better write optimization, prevent images from growing unnecessarily.
  • Network: support PXE booting with NAT
  • Network: ?xed the Am79C973 PCNet emulation for Nexenta guests
  • NAT: improved builtin DHCP server (implemented DHCPNAK response)
  • NAT: port forwarding stopped when restoring the VM from a saved state
  • NAT: make subnet con?gurable
  • XPCOM: moved to libxml2
  • XPCOM: ?xed VBoxSVC autostart race
  • Audio: SoundBlaster 16 emulation
  • USB: ?xed problems with USB 2.0 devices
  • MacOS X: ?xed seamless mode
  • MacOS X: better desktop integration, several look’n’feel ?xes
  • MacOS X: switched to Quartz2D framebuffer
  • MacOS X: added support for shared folders
  • MacOS X: added support for clipboard integration
  • Solaris: added host audio playback support (experimental)
  • Solaris: made it possible to run VirtualBox from non-global zones
  • Shared Folders: made them work for NT4 guests
  • Shared Folders: many bug?xes to improve stability
  • Seamless windows: added support for Linux guests
  • Linux installer: support DKMS for compiling the kernel module
  • Linux host: compatibility ?xes with Linux 2.6.25
  • Windows host: support for USB devices has been signi?cantly improved; many additional USB devices now work
  • Windows Additions: automatically install AMD PCNet drivers on Vista guests
  • Linux additions: several ?xes, experimental support for RandR 1.2
  • Linux additions: compatibility ?xes with Linux 2.6.25



Muutokset v1.5.4 - v1.5.6

  • GUI: fixed several error messages
  • GUI: fixed registration dialog crashes once and for all
  • GUI: really ask before resetting the VM
  • GUI: release mouse and keyboard before the host activates the screensaver
  • GUI: fixed issue with license display on big screens
  • GUI: added setting for network name for internal networks
  • GUI: added setting for network device type
  • GUI: keyboard fixes
  • GUI: seamless mode and fullscreen mode fixes
  • GUI: fixed soaked hostkey keyup event under certain conditions
  • GUI: more informative message dialog buttons
  • GUI: VM selector context menu
  • VBoxSDL: added -termacpi switch
  • VBoxSDL: ?xed automatic adaption of the guest screen resolution to the size of the VM window
  • VMM: under heavy guest activity, for example when copying files to/from a shared folder, the VM could crash with an assertion
  • VMM: added an option to select PIIX4 (improves compatibility with Windows guests created by VMware)
  • VMM: fixed a bug which could lead to memory corruption under rare circumstances
  • VMM: improved performance of Solaris guests
  • VRDP: fixed a 1.5.4 regression: VRDP client and server were out-of-sync if the VM was started using the GUI
  • VRDP: proper error handling if the VRDP library could not be loaded
  • VBoxManage: fixed crash during clonevdi
  • VBoxManage: added ’list runningvms’ command
  • VBoxManage: improved the compatibility when reading the partition table of a raw disk
  • Shared Folders: added support for read-only shared folders
  • Shared Clipboard: several fixes
  • Network: experimental support for E1000 device emulation
  • iSCSI: better check for miscon?gured targets
  • iSCSI: allow to directly attach to internal networks with integrated mini IP stack
  • PulseAudio: don’t hang during VM initialization if no sound server is available
  • VDI: fixed sized virtual disk images are now completely written during creation to workaround buggy sparse ?le handling on some OS (e.g. Vista)
  • VDI/VMDK: prevent indexing of .vdi and .vmdk files on Windows hosts
  • RDP: fixed compilation of the Linux rdesktop client on newer Linux kernels
  • RDP: install rdesktop-vrdp on Linux hosts
  • ACPI: added sleep button event
  • Serial: proper handling of inaccessible host devices
  • Windows installer: allow smooth upgrade without deinstallation
  • Linux installer: fixed Slackware detection regression
  • Linux installer: updated VBoxTunctl allowing to assign a tap device to a group on Linux kernels > 2.6.23
  • Windows additions: several fixes, in particular for Windows NT4
  • Linux additions: ?xed installer for Kubuntu 8.04
  • Linux additions: add default video mode for handling video mode hints from the host
  • Linux host: compatibility fixes with Linux > 2.6.24



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