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VirtualBox 5.0 Beta 3 released

May 09, 2015, 06:00 (0 Talkback[s])

VirtualBox 5.0 will be a new major release. Here is an incomplete list of changes since VirtualBox 5.0 Beta 2:

  • VMM: XSAVE, AVX and AVX-2 are now exposed to the guest (bug #11347)
  • VMM: fixed a Guru Meditation when rebooting certain guests (for example Solaris doing fast reboot) by fixing the implementation for INIT IPI)
  • GUI: Encryption progress reflection (see here)
  • GUI: Encryption errors handling (see here)
  • GUI: Properly disable unavailable menu actions (see here)
  • GUI: properly report errors when trying to save the VM settings instead instead of dead-locking (see here)
  • API: allow to hotplug SATA optical devices (see here)
  • VRDP: fixed listening for IPv6 on some systems (bug #14038)
  • USB: fixed attaching of high speed USB devices if xHCI is not present (they always ended up on the OHCI controller)
  • Audio: improved volume control
  • Audio: fixed SB16 playback
  • Drag and drop: Transfers can be canceled properly, bug fixes
  • Guest Control: Major overhaul, for example fixing wrong parameter quoting (bug #13157)
  • Shared Folders: fixed a crash when removing (in some cases also when creating) a shared folder when the VM is running (see here)
  • OVA: fixed importing of appliances without attached hard disks (see here)
  • Snapshots: fixed a bug in handling a saved state when taking an offline snapshot
  • Snapshots: fixed a sporadic bug when restoring a snapshot which left unused diff images behind
  • VirtualKD: re-added device which was omitted by accident (see here)
  • Windows hosts: more hardening fixes (e.g. bugs #14051, #14052)
  • Additions/X.Org: fixed guest-to-host mouse mapping for Solaris and Linux Mint/Ubuntu 12.04.0 guests.
  • Additions/X.Org: fixed resizing problem in openSUSE 10.3 and guests of a similar generation (see here)
  • documented the Guest Additions heartbeat service

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